The Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies at WLU - in order to decentralize its activities and to further its mandate of facilitating work and exchange among scholars, students and artists - seeks proposals from autonomous research groups. These groups will work independently and might hold workshops, events, organize performances, etc., that further the discourse of memory and testimony studies. In particular we are interested in projects that propose and envision an expanding dialogue between scholars or artists located in Canada and applying a multidisciplinary and contrastive approach.
We solicit proposals from scholars, artists, or students who designate themselves as responsible for a group and whose activities will be carried out between September 2014 and June May 2015.
The Centre might award up to 3 projects following deliberations by the Board Committee upon assessment of the quality, feasibility, and relation to memory and testimony studies.
Each project will be granted $2000. In addition, there may be an opportunity to publish findings in the CMTS e-series in conjunction with WLU Press. In that eventuality, the CMTS will provide an additional $500 for the full cost of the publication, to be curated by Colman Hogan and Marta Marín-Dòmine. For artistic projects, this amount can be used to contribute to covering the cost of the presentation/performance/exhibit.
Please submit a proposal (maximum 2 pages) including the names of the participants of the project, affiliations, proposed budget, and expected scheduled, to Dr. Marta Marín-Dòmine, Director of the WLU Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org
At this first meeting, organized by the Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and jointly organized by the Exile Memorial Museum and Rivesaltes Camp Memorial, the main theme will be “The border of memory. Memory at the border.” The seminar is partially funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Government of Canada.
Moreover, the seminar has been organized in collaboration with Memorial Democràtic of the Government of Catalonia and with the support of the History Research Institute at Girona University, the Walter Benjamin Chair at Girona University, the Centre de recherches historiques sur les sociétés méditerranéennes (CRHISM) at University of Perpignan Via Domitia, the Memory and Society Group at Barcelona University, Argelès-sur-Mer Town Council, Saint-Cyprien Town Council, Girona Provincial Government, Nau Côclea and Gîtes de France.
To participate, please register. The price of registration is €25 (€15 for students and the unemployed).
For information on accommodations please consult the websites of La Jonquera Town Council (www.lajonquera.cat ) and Gîtes de France (www.gites-de-france-66.com)
Our very best wishes, and we hope to see you there.
The Centre for Memory and Testimony Studies is pleased to announce the upcoming guest lecture by Sara Matthews (WLU Department of Global Studies), and Justin Anstett ( MA Candidate at the Balsillie School for International Affairs), joined by respondent Patricia Molloy (WLU Department of Communication Studies): “Finding Diefenbunker: Canadian Nationalism and Cold War Memory” [click to view event poster]
Date: 24 January 2014
Time: 12:30pm – 1:50pm
Location: DAWB 2-106 (Wilfrid Laurier University – Waterloo campus)
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.
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 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 Killingby 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)