Harlots, Whores & Hackabouts

  • Free
  • Discussion
  • Speech-to-text

Watch a recording of Kate Lister delving into the hidden history of the world’s oldest profession. Kate discusses her book and shares stories of those who sold sex for a living, in an entertaining and informative discussion. The conversation is sexually explicit.

Kate Lister’s book ‘Harlots, Whores & Hackabouts: A History of Sex for Sale’ was published by Wellcome Collection on 7 October 2021.


Booking opens Thursday 2 September 2021 00:00

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This event will have live automated speech-to-text transcription, which may be useful for people who are D/deaf, hard of hearing, deafened or neurodiverse. The text will be embedded in the event video window and ticketholders will also receive a link to open subtitles in a separate window.

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About your speaker

Photographic black and white head and shoulders portrait of Dr Kate Lister.

Dr Kate Lister

Kate Lister is the creator of the award-winning online research project Whores of Yore, which seeks to build public engagement and disseminate research on the history of sex and sexuality through social media. She also lectures at Leeds Trinity University, and is widely published on the sex trade.