Moving Trans History Forward 2023

"Framing Agnes"

Film screening of "FRAMING AGNES" & panel discussion with Chase Joynt, Morgan M. Page, Jules Gill-Peterson, & Jen Richards. Friday, March 31st, 2023, 7:00 PM Pacific

Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Volunteer opportunities!

Check out the benefits and join our volunteer team at the Moving Trans History Forward conference!

Volunteer opportunities!

Julia Serano

The Moving Trans History Forward Conference presents Julia Serano, Saturday's keynote! "Balancing Acts and Bottom-Up Approaches to Trans Activism," April 1st, 2023, 7:00 PM Pacific.

Julia Serano

Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the Moving Trans History Forward conference, taking place both online and in person at the University of Victoria, lək̓ʷəŋən territory, BC, Canada, March 30th – April 2nd, 2023.

Registration now open!

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

  • Conference registation is now open!
  • The preliminary conference schedule is now available.  The detailed conference schedule will be posted later in February.
  • In honour of Trans Day of Visibility, we are proud to announce Friday's keynote, a film screening of "Framing Agnes," followed by a panel dicussion with Chase Joynt, Morgan M. Page, Jules Gill-Peterson, & Jen Richards.
  • We are proud to announce Saturday's keynote, Julia Serano, "Balancing Acts and Bottom-Up Approaches to Trans Activism." 
  • See the “Visitor Info” page on our website for travel and accommodation information.
  • Visit our new "About" page with MTHF conference details, including deadlines, and information about what to expect before, during, and after the conference.

Chair in Transgender Studies 

See more videos from the Introduction videos playlist on YouTube.

Moving Trans History Forward 2021 

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Moving Trans History Forward 2018

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Moving Trans History Forward 2016

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Moving Trans History Forward 2014

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