At just over 20 years old, Ace communities have a wealth of history that is only just now starting to be properly investigated and recorded. In order to support these growing attempts at ace history, I am creating this page as a dedicated resource to compiling noteworthy links in the study of ace history. This includes links to known ace histories, suggestions on how to do ace research, and more.
For those new to ace history and looking to start with a basic introduction to the development of early ace communities, I recommend the following three resources as an initial introduction:
- Hexaquark’s Ace History Timeline
- Nat Titman’s Asexuality BC: Before Cake
- Andrew Hinderliter’s A Brief History of Asexuality (skip to Chapter 4, pages 37-69)
For those who are already familiar with the basics and looking for further reading – or for those interested in more specific events or in conversations about the process of making ace history itself – I have collected some additional subcollections of resources that may be of interest
- Writing on Specific Topics in Ace History
- Etymology of Ace Terms and Concept Origins (coming soon)
- Primary Source Archives
- Ace Historians, Ace Historiography, and Meta (coming soon)
- Ace History Project Idea Wishlist (coming soon)
This is a living resource, that will be periodically updated as I become aware of new materials that may be of interest. If you know of anything not on this list and would like to make a recommendation I’d love to hear about it! You can drop me a line at email@example.com
In addition, if you are interested in investigating a period of history that is not yet covered here, I’m also happy to respond to questions and help make suggestions on avenues for further research.
I also want to give a shoutout to the Asexual History Interest Group mailing list – it’s not very active right now, but it has a lot of members who are interested in learning more about history efforts, and it’s a great place to share your own work to get their word out (or to call for volunteers)