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Tomorrow’s seminar: Twitter, livestreaming and more

Our next seminar will rake place tomorrow (Thursday 23rd May) in the Ramphal Building, University of Warwick. There are still a handful of places left so please register if you haven’t done so already!

We have now finalised the agenda for the day. You can read it here.

We encourage participants to engage actively with the subject matter. There will therefore be a number of opportunity for group discussions during the day.

There will also be a Twitter hashtag for the event: #transseminars

We are still hoping to offer a livestream from the event for those who cannot attend. This site should be updated with further information by this evening.


‘Trans As Everyday Culture’: abstracts and speaker biographies

Information on the presenters and their topics for the ‘Trans’ As Everyday Culture seminar on Thursday 23rd May is now available. This will be an interactive event in which attendees are encouraged to reflect actively upon the issues raised.

Surya Monro (University of Huddersfield)
‘Theorising Gender Diversity: Current trans, future directions’

Natacha Kennedy (Goldsmiths, University of London)
‘Prisoners of Lexicon; Young Trans people and trans children: a Social Activity Analysis’

Ruth Pearce & Kirsty Lohman (University of Warwick)
‘Trans Music Isn’t: De/constructing DIY identities’

Freiya Benson (
‘Genderfork – true stories from the edge of gender identity’

Please remember to register if you wish to attend, as there are only a limited number of places!

Announcement: Trans as Everyday Culture

We’re pleased to announce that initial details of our second seminar are now available.

Trans As Everyday Culture will take place in the Ramphal Building at the University of Warwick on Thursday 23rd May 2013.

There will be four presentations over the course of the day, from Surya Monro, Natacha Kennedy, Kirsty Lohman and Ruth Pearce and Freiya Benson. Further details of the topic areas will follow soon.

The event will be highly interactive, with several opportunities for extensive discussion of themes and issues raised by the speakers.

Registration is now open.

Trans as Everyday Culture

We also have a variety of resources from the first seminar in the series – Trans Genealogiesavailable on this site.

Resources from ‘Trans Genealogies’

We now have a variety of resources from the first seminar in the series – Trans Genealogiesavailable on the site. These include videos, abstracts, speaker biographies, powerpoint slides and links. Summaries of the group discussions should also follow soon.

There is also Trans Genealogies playlist on YouTube, with a variety of videos from the day. Alex Drummond has kindly donated her editing skills, meaning that powerpoint slides and other media are incorporated into most of these videos.

James Morton

We’d like to thank all of the speakers for allowing us to use resources and/or video footage related to their work.

More information on our next event – Trans As Everyday Culturewill follow very soon! We’ll be posting all about speakers and our agenda for the day both on this website and on our new Facebook page.

Thank you!

We wish to thank everyone who came to the Trans Genealogies seminar. The day was very successful, with some really productive conversation.

In the coming weeks we’ll be updating this site with videos, slides, discussion points and other resources from the launch event. We’ll also be announcing details of our next seminar: ‘Trans’ as Everyday Culture: social networks, social movements, everyday lives and everyday repertoires. Watch this space for more news!