Moving Trans History Forward 2023

Call for proposals

Apply now to present at Moving Trans History Forward, the international & interdisciplinary conference presented by the Chair in Transgender Studies. March 30th - April 2nd, 2023.

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March 30 – April 2, 2023

Save the date! We are happy to announce that the next conference will be hybrid, taking place both online and in person at the University of Victoria, lək̓ʷəŋən territory, BC, Canada, March 30th – April 2nd, 2023.


March 30th – April 2nd, 2023

We are happy to announce that the next conference, once again presented by the Chair in Transgender Studies, will be hybrid, taking place both in person at the University of Victoria and online March 30th – April 2nd, 2023 (#MTHF23)

Join community activists, academics, artists, and allies from around the globe for the fifth Moving Trans History Forward conference, among the largest of its kind. Share your voice and your history. Learn from others. Grow together. Make history!

The Moving Trans History Forward conferences are not just for scholars, or just for community people. MTHF conferences are a unique blend that create opportunities for cross-fertilization among members of general public; students and faculty; artists; activists; Trans+ people; family members; allies; and service providers. Conferences consider both our history, and the crucial issues which impact us today, and into the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

We acknowledge and respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.


Latest news

  • Call for proposals! Apply now to present at the international & interdisciplinary MTHF conference hosted by the Chair in Transgender Studies. Closes November 15th, 2022.
  • Visit our new "About" page with MTHF conference details, including deadlines, and information about what to expect before, during, and after the conference.
  • Save the date! We are happy to announce that the next conference, once again presented by the Chair in Transgender Studies, will be hybrid, taking place both in person at the University of Victoria and online March 30th – April 2nd, 2023 (#MTHF23).

Chair in Transgender Studies 

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Moving Trans History Forward 2021 

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