As historians know, the archive is ruthless in preserving categories over time.
Despite the prominence of what is now called trans in contemporary culture, there is a shortage of comprehensive trans histories.
Sex in the Archives is an experiment in writing an American sexual history that refuses the confines of identity in sexuality studies.
Does the question of language get to the heart of trans history as a field?
Ancient Romans’ transgressive gender performances were reserved only for fiction and fantasy, spirituality and the state.
In the mid-1970s, South African parliamentarians legalized sex reassignment surgery based on understandings of transsexualism from Jan Morris’s Conundrum.
How might historians make sense of trans in past tenses?