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*FREE!* Transcestors Series: Ancient Burial Sites

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1-hour class via Zoom

For as long as archaeologists have existed, they’ve been determining sex and gender from remains found in old burial sites. They catalog these findings to help paint a picture of people, identities, cultures, and societies of the past. But where do trans, nonbinary, and intersex people fall within these categorizations? How accurate are the scientific efforts to determine assigned sex? Is it possible to further determine one’s gender identity based on such conclusions? And how have all of these cataloging attempts affected modern people’s views of trans history? This session will look at exhumed ancient burial sites, from Peru to Italy to Finland to Bohemia, and discuss just how far back trans history goes. This session includes images of ancient burial remains (i.e. bones and fragments) and mentions of ancient rituals (e.g. human sacrifices).

Transcestors is a series of free 1-hour sessions focused on trans and queer (but mostly trans) history based on Milo Todd’s research for his historical fiction. Those interested must have any subscription tier of The Queer Writer, paid or free, and must use their subscriber email to register for sessions. For safety reasons, sessions will NOT be recorded. A Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees ~15 minutes before a session starts.

*Sessions are open to all identities, but please know Transcestors centers trans and/or nonbinary attendees.

Free for all The Queer Writer subscribers
Register here: https://www.thequeerwriter.milotodd.com/transcestors/

Details

Date:
October 5
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.thequeerwriter.milotodd.com/transcestors/