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Transgender History and Archives: An Interdisciplinary Conversation

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018
  • Knafel Center
    10 Garden Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
Close-up of a researcher's hand holding a pencil with books and papers in the background.
Photo by Tony Rinaldo

What is the state of the field of transgender studies in history, archiving, and public health? How do changes in popular usage and attitudes about terminology facilitate or hinder research? In what ways do transgender studies intersect with women’s and gender history and other feminist scholarly concerns? This panel aims to begin an interdisciplinary conversation in transgender history.

This session has recommended reading but is open to all regardless of whether they have done the reading.


  • Genny Beemyn, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Laura Peimer, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
  • Sari L. Reisner, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


  • Jen Manion, Amherst College

The Boston Seminar Series on the History of Women, Gender, and Sexuality—cosponsored by the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—offers scholars and students an opportunity to discuss new research on any aspect of the history of women and gender in the United States, without chronological limitation.

To RSVP and for more information: e-mail or call (617) 646-0579.

Registered participants may access the papers online at the Massachusetts Historical Society website.

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