Workshop to examine politics of memory of Canada at 150

A one-day workshop at York University, running from 8:30am to 5pm on Nov. 3, will explore the topic of “Unsettling Canada at 150: Memory Discourses in Transnational Contexts.”

The event is part of the Canada 150 initiatives at York. It will take stock of both the contemporary politics of memory in Canada and the emerging role of memory in other transnational fields.

Workshop organizers include Daphne Winland (anthropology), Jenny Wüstenberg (politics), Michael Nijhawan (sociology) and Duygu Gül Kaya (sociology).

The day-long event will feature a roundtable on “Memory, Migration and Citizenship: What is at Stake Today?” with Professors Pamela Sugiman (Ryerson), Julia Creet (York) and Karin Vanthuyne (Ottawa).

This will be followed by the first panel discussion, “Commemorating or Resisting Canada150? Ongoing Debates” with discussant Dean Ray (York) and guests.

After lunch, a second panel discussion will take place, examining “Migrant Memories and the Making if Citizenship” with discussant Jasmin Habib (Waterloo) and guests.

The third panel will wrap up the event, investigating “Remembering Canada as a Transnational Actor” with discussant Cara Krmpotich (Toronto) and guests.

A full lineup is available online.

The event takes place in Room 519, Kaneff Tower. Registration is open to the public and can be done online. It is sponsored by Canada150@York, York Centre for Asian Research, the Department of Politics and the Department of Anthropology.