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Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects: Trans Criticism and Trans Culture (TCP series)

April 18

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.

Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects: Trans Criticism and Trans Culture 

Speakers: Chris E. Vargas

Date and time: April 18th, time TBD

Location: TBD

About this event: Vargas will discuss the new anthology Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects, and its relation to his conceptual art project, the Museum of Trans Hirstory & Art. Questions of how trans cultural production is best preserved, historicized, and documented will be explored, as will problems of institutionalization and access.