Unsettling Canada at 150: Memory Discourses in Transnational Contexts

November 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Project Leads: Jenny Wustenberg, Daphne Winland, Michael Nijhawan, and Duygu Gul Kaya
Event date/time: November 3, 2017
Event location: 519 Kaneff Tower, York University

This one-day workshop brings together scholars working in the interdisciplinary field of memory studies. Workshop participants will share their research on how the politics of memory and citizenship in Canada are shaped through transnational actors and global interactions – be they official or grassroots, localized, national or transnational, political or literary, affirmative of national narratives or critical thereof. Panels are organized around three themes: 1) Indigenous memories: comparative perspectives (((on First Nations))) (2) Migrant memories: who makes Canadian stories? as well as (3) Human rights memories: how is the world remembered in Canada?