Esmé Louise James in conversation with Hannah Ferguson event image

Esmé Louise James in conversation with Hannah Ferguson


Chauvel Cinema, Oxford Street, Paddington NSW, Australia

It’s time to take your seat for a dinner party like no other. Celebrate the launch of Kinky History: The Stories of Our Intimate Lives, Past and Present. Join us for a night of scandalous fun with Tiktok sensation Esmé Louise James in conversation with Hannah Ferguson, author of Bite Back. Dive into the kinky history of the ancient world and the saucy secrets of famous figures.  



Date: Tuesday 17 October
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: Chauvel Cinema, Paddington
Tickets are $25-$50 and bookings are essential. Find out more information and register here.

Esmé James is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne in the School of Culture and Communications, researching the development of the erotic genre from the eighteenth century onwards. On social media she has developed her wildly popular Kinky History video series, which explores the history of human sexuality across a range of platforms (including TikTok, Instagram and YouTube) and the series SexTistics, which uses statistics to create a snapshot – past and present – of gender, sexuality and identity in Australia.

Esmé was a speaker at TEDxSydney in 2022, and her writing has been published in the Age, the ABCThe Conversation and the Herald Sun. In 2020, she was listed in the Top 30 Emerging Writers by SBS Australia. Esmé’s career goals include continuing to build her platform as an academic communicator using various forms of popular media to reach and educate a mainstream audience.