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Sites of Memory: Religion, Multiculturalism and the Demands of the Past

Sites of Memory: Religion, Multiculturalism and the Demands of the Past
Various
Time: Sep 15th, 9:00 am End: Sep 17th, 5:30 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Law, Faculty of , Jewish Studies, Humanities, Human Geography (UTSC), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), German (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Comparative Literature (FAS), Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (UTM), Canada, 2000-, 1950-2000
JHI Program for the Arts Workshop

The Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts presents

Sites of Memory: Religion, Multiculturalism and the Demands of the Past

A comparative workshop focused on how projects of national and religious public memory grapple with the "demands of the past" as they are experienced, ignored, and/or re-narrated by successive generations.

Sites of memory Website

Workshop Schedule
Sites of Memory: Religion, Multiculturalism, and the Demands of the Past
University of Toronto, September 15-17, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Graduate Student Workshop, University College, Room 240, 15 King's College Circle

9:00-9:15 Introductory Remarks & Moderator Introductions

9:15 -10:45 Session 1: Landscapes of Memory - How do places communicate, obfuscate, illustrate the past?

Kaleigh McLelland, Study of Religion, University of Toronto - Remembering through Space and Story: Narratives of Colonial Martyrdom

Ashley Morford, English & Book History, University of Toronto - Decolonizing Coast Salish Territory through Pauline Johnson's Legends of Vancouver

Judith Ellen Brunton, Study of Religion, University of Toronto - Centennial Sightseeing for the Canadian Multicultural: Imperial Oil Contributions and Maps

Misia Robins, York University - Reviving Civic Boosterism in Prince Rupert

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:25 Session 2: The (Un)known Archival Memory - How do scholars work with the allure of secrets and mysteries in addressing their publics?

Annie Heckman, Study of Religion, University of Toronto - Curious Gifts: A Tibetan Prayer Wheel and Material Canon at the Royal Ontario Museum

Gregory Fewster, Study of Religion & Book History, University of Toronto - Lost Books, Vanished Gospels, or, How Can We Analyze Missing Sites of Memory?

Justin Stein, Study of Religion, University of Toronto - Sacred Secrets in a Public Archive: Reiki Symbols and the Hawayo Takata Archive

12:30-2:00 Lunch at nearby Massey College

2:15-3:30 Session 3: Infrastructures of Ideology - How do systems carry pasts and futures?

Ayan Kassim, Study of Religion, University of Toronto - Racializing Non-Consent: Exploring the Racial and Religious Dynamics of Organ Donation Promotion in the Greater Toronto Area

Lukas Feilen, University of Tübingen - Science Adapting to Multiculturalism: Practices of Internationalization in the Everyday Life of a Research Institute

Roxanne Korpan, Study of Religion, University of Toronto - Sacred and Secular Sex Ed: Historicizing the Debate Over Ontario's Sexual Education Curriculum

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-5:00 Session 4: Mediating the Past - How do specific sites and modes of mediation construct difference and continuity?

Raphael Reichel, University of Tübingen - "When you cross this threshold, you're in Germany!" - Sites of Memory Among German Men Living in Thailand

Suzanne van Geuns, Study of Religion, University of Toronto - Grieving June Cleaver: Whiteness and Fifties Nostalgia in Biblical Womanhood Blogging

Helen Ahner, University of Tübingen - Drink to Remember: When Cuba Libre Becomes a Site of Memory and a Symbol of Everyday Multiculturalism

Welcome Lecture

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street, 1st Floor
5:30-7:00

Public lecture - Sites of Memory: Religion and Erinnerungskultur in Canada and Germany

Pamela Klassen, University of Toronto
Monique Scheer, University of Tübingen

7.:30pm Group Dinner (location in printed program)


Friday, September 16, 2016

Sites of Memory Workshop Panels

Jackman Humanities Institute at the Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, 10th Floor

9:30 -11:30am Panel 1: Rocks, Bones, and Ribbons - Moderated by Pamela Klassen, University of Toronto

Jean O'Brien, University of Minnesota - Memory Rocks

J. Barton Scott, University of Toronto - Rammohun Roy's Bones

Ju Hui Judy Han, University of Toronto - Yellow Ribbons

11:30am-1pm Lunch provided on-site

1-3pm Panel 2: Telling Memories - Moderated by J. Barton Scott, University of Toronto

Lisa Blee, Wake Forest University - Souvenirs

Cheryl Suzack, University of Toronto - Storying Memory-Justice

Rebecca Wittman, University of Toronto - Free-Floating Guilt

3-3:30pm Break

3:30-5:30pm Panel 3: Bureaucratic Memories - Moderated by Monique Scheer, University of Tübingen

 

Avigail Eisenberg, University of Victoria - The Citizenship Handbook

Jennifer Selby, Memorial University - Wedding Dress/Marriage License

Judith Weisenfeld, Princeton University - Petition for Naturalization

6:30pm Group Dinner (location will be announced at the event)


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sites of Memory Workshop Panels

Department for the Study of Religion at the Jackman Humanities Building, Room 318, 170 St. George Street, 3rd Floor

9:30 -11:30am Panel 4: Communities of Memory - Moderated by Sean Mills, University of Toronto

Eugenia Kisin, New York University - Walking with Our Sisters Project

Sivane Hirsch, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières - Playing with Memory in Private Montreal Jewish Schools

Paul Bramadat, University of Victoria - Cascadia

11:30am-1pm Lunch provided on-site

1-3pm Panel 5: Remembering in Place - Moderated by Ju Hui Judy Han, University of Toronto

Carol Duncan, Wilfrid Laurier University - Sites of the Underground Railroad in Ontario

Yaniv Feller, Jewish Museum Berlin - A Portrait of Leo Baeck

Till Van Rahden, Université de Montréal - Marc Chagall's Stained Glass Windows in Mainz

3-3:30pm Break

3:30-5:30pm Panel 6: Memories of Law - Moderated by Benjamin Berger, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Birgitte Scheperlern Johansen, University of Copenhagen - Hate Crimes & the Holocaust

Elizabeth Elbourne, McGill University - The Haldimand Treaty

Sites of Memory is made possible through generous support from multiple sources: "Religion and Public Memory in Multicultural Societiesa 5-year project run by Pamela Klassen and Monique Scheer (University of Tübingen) with funding from Klassen's Anneliese Maier Research Award (Humboldt Foundation); the Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts at the University of Toronto; Benjamin Berger's (Osgoode Hall Law School) SSHRC grant and research series, the Osgoode Colloquium on Law, Religion & Social Thought; the University of Tübingen; and from the Harney Program in Ethnic and Pluralism Studies, the Department for the Study of Religion, and University College at the University of Toronto.

 

 


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