As part of Holocaust Education Week 2013, on Monday November 4th, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, The Azrieli Foundation, in co-sponsorship with the French Consulate, the Neuberger Holocaust Centre, the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry, and Mount Sinai Hospital are pleased to invite you to attend a special lecture by Dr. Boris Cyrulnik. Dr. Cyrulnik is a leading psychiatrist in France where he is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of the South, Toulon-Var.
His focus will be on “traumatic memory”. In this lecture, Dr. Cyrulnik will shed light on the neurological, emotional and sociocultural components of traumatic memory, with a specific focus on the Holocaust and psychiatric practice and mental health care.
Full PDF of event description here
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Location: Reitman Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital, 60 Murray Street, Suite L1-012, Toronto ON
On Sunday, October 27 for the KW Chamber Music Society and on Thursday, November 7 2013 at 12pm in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University’s ensemble-in-residence, renowned Penderecki String Quartet will perform Kryzsztof Penderecki’s String Quarter No. 3 as part of a series of concerts celebrating Penderecki’s 80th birthday.
CMTS is pleased to promote these concerts on behalf of CMTS Member Jeremy Bell (WLU Faculty of Music), Violinist in the Penderecki String Quartet
The education department of the Woodland Cultural Centre (Brantford, Ontario) will be hosting free guided tours of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School Building on Saturday October 5, 2013 at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm as well as on Saturday October 26, 2013 at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. The guided tours are being offered as a way to raise awareness around the the history of the building and encourage dialogue from the public in regards to the future of the building. If you have any questions regarding the tours please contact Cheryl at 519-759-2650 ext 230 or at email@example.com
The Centre for Memory and Testimony studies is delighted to promote the following:
Wilfrid Laurier University Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Memory Effect: The Remediation of Memory in Literature and Film, edited by Russell J. A. Kilbourn and Eleanor Ty.
The Memory Effect is a collection of essays on the status of memory -individual and collective, cultural and transcultural- in contemporary literature, film, and other visual media. Contributors look at memory’s representation, adaptation, translation, and appropriation, as well as its mediation and remediation. Memory’s irreducibly constructed nature is explored, even as its status is reaffirmed as the basis for both individual and collective identity. For a table of contents click here
CMTS is pleased to announce that the Fall 2013 – Winter 2014 schedule of events has been finalized.
18 October 2013: debate on the film The Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer and the portrait of perpetrators in documentary films (Milo Sweedler, WLU Languages and Literatures, introduced by Marta Marín-Dòmine)
8 November 2013: “Flash/back: Memory on Film” event for Holocaust Education Week (Marta Marín-Dòmine presenting her 2012 documentary 1930-1942: Mémoire juive du Quartier Marolles-Midi Bruxelles & Russell Kilbourn presenting Alain Renais’ Night and Fog)
24 January 2014: “Finding Diefenbunker: Canadian Nationalism and Cold War Memory” (Sara Matthews, WLU Global Studies, and Justin Anstett, MA Candidate at the Balsillie School for International Affairs; joined by respondent Patricia Molloy)
28 February 2014: “‘I Want to be Seen’: Who Gets to Construct Women’s Narratives in Violence Against Women Work?” (Ginette Lafrenière, WLU Faculty of Social Work, Director of WLU Social Innovation Research Group, co-presenting with April Turner, WLU SIRG Project Manager)
20 March 2014: “Power and Violence in the Global World” (guest speaker Pilar Calveiro, Universidad Benemérita de Puebla, México)
Click here for a PDF version of the full schedule (including times and locations)
Wilfrid Laurier University’s Department of English and Film Studies, in partnership with the Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies, the WLU Film Society (a WLU Students’ Union Club), and the WLU Dean of Arts Office, presents its Fall Film Series:
“Flash/back: Memory on Film” (click here for PDF of full description and schedule)
Featuring Marta Marín-Dòmine’s 2012 documentary 1930-1942 Mémoire juive du Quartier Marolles-Midi Bruxelles, followed by Alain Resnais’ Night and Fog presented by Russell Kilbourn on November 8 2013 as part of Holocaust Education Week.
As part of our mandate to engage interactively with the broader community, and in the interest of promoting related activities and events, CMTS is launching Facebook and Twitter accounts. We invite you to Like us on Facebook (search WLU Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies) and follow us on Twitter @wlu_CMTS!
The Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies (CMTS) was created on January 14 2013. Based at Wilfrid Laurier University, CMTS aims to be a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and a space of confluence for scholars, artists and community agencies working in the field of memory representation and testimonial studies in the 21st century. CMTS seeks to undertake comparative explorations of how memory and its counterpart, forgetting, are represented in Canada and how these approaches compare with other researches, artistic representations and investigations undertaken in other cultural and geographic spaces.
As a point of contact for scholars from different cultural milieus, CMTS plans to foster a diverse array of activities such as scholarly conferences, workshops, art exhibits, and academic publications. By studying testimonies and memory from diverse geographical and political contexts in conjunction with one another, CMTS seeks to stimulate comparative analyses that explore the forms, modes, and languages through which memory and testimony take shape in our societies and cultures.
CMTS is open to faculty, students and staff from WLU and other universities, as well as to members from public and private agencies, artists, writers and filmmakers and any one whose work and activities are linked to the field of memory and testimony representations.