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Dual Book Launch: Beyond Testimony and Trauma; Creating Together


Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 13:30

Come join us on April 9th at 1:30pm at the COHDS lab to have a snack with us and hear more about the new COHDS publications.

- "Beyond Testimony and Trauma: Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence" (UBC Press)

This new collection is edited by Steven High. Among the contributors are a number of COHDS affiliates and alumni including Marie Pelletier, Liz Miller, Michele Luchs, Hank Greenspan, Stacey Zembrzycki, Yolande Cohen, Anna Sheftel, Sara Cohen-Fournier, and Arthur McIvor.

Survivors of terrible events are often portrayed as unsung heroes or tragic victims but rarely as complex human beings whose lives extend beyond the stories they have told. The contributors to Beyond Testimony and Trauma consider other ways to engage with survivors and their accounts based on valuable insights gained from their work on long-term oral history projects. While the contexts vary widely, they demonstrate that - through deep listening, long-term relationship building, and collaborative research design - it is possible to move beyond the problematic aspects of "testimony" to shine a light on the more nuanced lives of survivors of mass violence. 
Click here to visit the book's website.

- “Creating Together: Participatory, Community-Based, and Collaborative Arts Practices and Scholarship across Canada”

Anita Sinner, a core faculty member at COHDS in Art Education, has co-edited (with Dianne Conrad) a new book, “Creating Together: Participatory, Community-Based, and Collaborative Arts Practices and Scholarship across Canada.” Other contributors include COHDS affiliates and alumni: Nisha Sajnani, Warren Linds, Alan Wong, Lisa Ndejuru, and David Ward. Creating Together explores an emerging approach to research that combines arts practices and scholarship in participatory, community-based, and collaborative contexts in Canada across multiple disciplines. Looking at a variety of art forms, from photography and mural painting to performance art and poetry, the contributors explore how the process of creating together generates and disseminates collective knowledge.
Click here to visit the book's website.

Books will be available to purchase on site through the Concordia Bookstore.

1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W. - Room LB1042

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