Dr. Nadine Blumer & Dr. Erica Lehrer win Connection Grant

Moving Memory Group Shot

L to R: Nadine Blumer, Hourig Attarian, and Anique Vered. (photo credit: CEREV website)

The Thinking through the Museum team would like to congratulate co-applicants Dr. Nadine Blumer, a research collaborator on the Thinking through the Museum project, and Dr. Erica Lehrer for being awarded a SSHRC Connection Grant (2015-2016). It will support the research creation project, “Moving Memory: Difficult Histories in Dialogue,” curated by Dr. Nadine Blumer in collaboration with Dr. Hourig Attarian and artist-researcher Anique Vered.

“Moving Memory” is a collaborative multi-sited research exhibition about the Armenian and Roma genocides that proposes creative solutions to museological and scholarly conflicts around commemoration. The exhibit, a mix of performance and interactive digital media installations, will take place in CaPSL (the Curating and Public Scholarship Lab) as well as opening up into a live conversational happening in the foyer of Concordia’s EV building. By literally moving memory, this project interlinks physical, discursive, and digital spaces of representation, catalyzing the movement of ideas and historical narratives locally and transnationally, and prompting audiences to think through histories of violence in relation to, rather than in opposition to one another. The exhibit launches on June 6th, 2016 as part of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference being hosted by Concordia University and UQAM

**reposted, with permission, from the CEREV website**

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Dr. Patterson contributes to Carleton FASS Blog

Dr. Monica Patterson has recently written a blog post on Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Blog titled “Profane Perambulations – A Public Humanities Experiment in the Parliamentary Precinct”.

Her post describes an experimental walking tour of Ottawa’s parliamentary precinct she participated in last September (2015). As she explains in her post: “A dozen speakers staged short, five-minute provocations at eight sites of existing, proposed, or future memorialization. Standing on a soap box and speaking into a bull horn, speakers probed the palimpsest nature of Ottawa’s memorial landscape while bearing witness to counter-memories and hidden histories that official sites often obscure.”

The blog post can be accessed here.

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