The author of this post, Chantale Potié, was one of the participants in “Futures of the Ethnographic Museum,” a workshop in the CEREV Exhibition Lab in October 2013 led by Dr. James Clifford (University of California, Santa Cruz).
I was pleased to be able to participate in the intimate “Futures of the Ethnographic Museum” workshop led by prominent scholar James Clifford on October. It is rare to be able to engage with a figure as influential as Clifford in such a small group setting. Clifford presented a text based on a keynote lecture he delivered at the Pitt Rivers Museum earlier this summer, a famous museum known for its taxonomic exhibiting of anthropological artifacts. Clifford sought to question the present state of the ethnographic museum through two case studies: 1) The UBC Museum of Anthropology (now widely known as MOA) in Vancouver, and 2) the future Humboldt Forum currently being built in Berlin.
Our Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Monica Patterson, who has been a key member of the conference organizing committee and is pictured above (far right) next to Dr. Frank Chalk, Dr. Catherine Mackenzie, and Clarence Epstein (Director of Special Projects and Cultural Affairs, Concordia University), will chair Panel 2 – Impact on the Victims, with Sherry Farrell Racette (Timiskaming First Nations, Associate Professor, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg), Mehmet Polatel (PhD candidate at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul), and Elazar Barkan (Professor, Columbia University, New York) on November 7 from 11:20 AM – 12:45 PM.
Book Talk & Reception with Stacey Zembrzycki and Anna Sheftel
November 18, 2013
L’Amère à Boire, 2049 St-Denis
CEREV affiliated researchers Stacey Zembryzycki and Anna Sheftel are hosting a book talk and reception for their co-edited work “Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice” on November 18.
“Please join us to discuss this new edited collection, which contains 14 original essays on oral history practice. Rather than treating oral history as a perfect methodology with strict rules, Oral History Off the Record asks readers to deeply reflect on actual oral history experiences and to treat interviewing as the complex, messy, and rewarding craft that it is.”
Congratulations to Stacey and Anna on their publication! Visit the Facebook event page for more information.
A Conference on the Targeting of Culture During Mass Atrocities
November 6-7, 2013
Concordia SGW Campus
CEREV has partnered with the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University Department of History, Concordia Department of Art History, Christie’s, the Alex Dworkin Foundation, McCord Museum, Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Sotheby’s and the Government of Canada to present “Plundered Cultures, Stolen Heritage: A Conference on the Targeting of Culture During Mass Atrocities” on November 6 and 7, 2013.