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Exploring Trans Archives (Trans Cultural Production series)

February 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Trans Cultural Production series poster, with dates and info about events, over background graphic of book spines displaying relevant titles in trans studies.


Organized by Jo Giardini in collaboration with Siân Evans and Joseph Plaster

Co-sponsored by the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute

The Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center’s Spring 2024 speaker series highlights cultural production by trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming artists, writers, historians, poets, and musicians. Drawing on Special Collections materials and supporting collections development, it explores the aesthetic possibilities of artworks and literature, and their relationship to questions of community formation, selfhood, becoming, and the dialectic of history and futurity. Conversations with visiting artists and scholars will include discussions of institutional development, curation, and access, and will aim to engage wide audiences.

Exploring Trans Archives

Speakers: Jo Giardini, Joseph Plaster, Siân Evans

Date and time: February 27, 2:30-4:00pm

Location: Macksey Seminar Room, Brody Learning Commons M-Level
3400 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218

About this event: Three Sheridan Libraries curators will discuss hand-selected objects from Special Collections, including trans oral histories, artist books, and zines. Brief talks will be followed by an opportunity to spend hands-on time with collections related to trans cultural production.


Macksey Seminar Room, Brody Learning Commons
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD, Maryland 21218
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