Souvenir, Talisman, Toy: Jews for Hearth and Home is an exhibit and international, intercultural dialogue project that seeks to understand and debate the popularity and meanings of Polish-made figurines depicting Jews. The goal of the project is to showcase the long history and variety of cultural, religious, economic, and political influences on the figurines, and to foster dialogue among different perspectives on their meaning.
Professor Ron Rudin has recently launched a new website: Returning the Voices to Kouchibouguac National Park. The website relates a story from the east coast of New Brunswick, where in the late 1960s more than 1200
people (mostly Acadians) were removed from their lands so that nature could be displayed to park visitors without the distraction of a human presence.
The Returning the Voices to Kouchibouguac National Park project is designed to return the residents’ voices to their lands by way of 26 video portraits that are embedded into the map that was created for their removal. Many of the interviews were done on the lands from which the residents were removed over 40 years ago, and the mobile version of the website (available at the same URL) makes it possible to hear these stories while on the same lands.
To read more about the Returning the Voices to Kouchibouguac National Park project click here.
Carleton has allowed her to defer her start date for a year in order
to complete her Banting tenure here at CEREV.
CEREV is so glad Monica’s staying in Canada!
LB 671.10, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd W.
The art exhibition CounterMemories highlights the Montreal based
immigrant artists Mona Sharma and Khadija Baker in the exhibition from
Dr. Jill Strauss‘ Fulbright project in Montreal this year. The artists, one Kurdish Syrian and the other South Asian, use their art to raise issues
about current conflicts, displacement, and memories of marginalized
April 26-27, 2013
Humanities PhD Graduate Student Conference
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture
Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
Pressing [against] Methods invites graduate and post-doctoral students from all disciplines in the social sciences, fine arts and liberal arts to present on the issue of methods. Presentations can take the form of traditional research papers, as well as artistic, multi-disciplinary and multi-format presentations. Presenters are encouraged to think about how they define, combine, employ, reject, subvert and create methods in their own work. Presenters can address issues related to ethics, politics, epistemology, creativity, disciplinarity, funding, pedagogy, etc.
The conference program is now available here.