York University’s Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) is celebrating the launch of the “Remembering and Memorializing Violence: Transnational Feminist Dialogues” project website, which aims to foster critical collaboration and research innovation at the intersections of transnational feminism and memory studies.
The new website serves as a virtual hub and communication platform for 24 project researchers who work from a variety of locations internationally. It simultaneously functions as a much-needed source of information, resources and opportunities for feminist scholars, artists, activists and practitioners grappling with questions, concerns and possibilities related to the complexities of collectively remembering and memorializing colonial, imperial, militarized and state violence using an intersectional and transnational feminist lens.
In fall 2020, the website will also host an interactive digital archive that curates materials and resources relevant to the field of transnational feminist memory studies.
Updates on the project’s activities, which include an edited volume forthcoming in 2022 and an international workshop in June 2021, are made available on the website and through a listserv that York community members are encouraged join.
Members of the project’s research team from York include Associate Professors Alison Crosby (principal investigator), Honor Ford-Smith and Carmela Murdocca, PhD candidate Heather Evans, as well as Malathi de Alwis from the University of Colombo and University of Toronto Professor Shahrzad Mojab.
The creation and maintenance of this website has been possible through support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and York University.
The research team welcomes feedback on the project, which can be found at http://memorializingviolence.com.