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Feminist Spatial Stories: the 7th Annual Emerging Scholars' Symposium


Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:00 to Friday, March 6, 2020 - 19:00

7th Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral History, Digital Storytelling, and Creative Practice

Conference and research-creation showcase: Feminist Spatial Stories

The Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University invites undergarduate, graduate students and emerging scholars to submit paper and research-creation proposals for our seventh Emerging Scholars Symposium on Oral History, Digital Storytelling, and Creative Practice. This two-days event will offer emerging scholars an opportunity to present their work at any stage, to exchange ideas, and to connect with other researchers and creators. This year’s symposium is held in collaboration with Concordia’s 4th Space (ground floor, Webster Library building) where oral history research-creation projects will be included in a showcase over the two-day symposium, March 5-6, 2020.

Feminist Spatial Stories is the title and main theme of the symposium. We invite participants to engage with the articulation of its three terms: Feminisms, space, and storytelling. We welcome you to think of feminisms as local and global, intersectional, thoughtful, intergenerational, and self-reflective. You are encouraged to explore the ways in which a space takes on meaning through story, and to consider modes of storytelling that allow us to expand the context of those spaces.

S C H E D U L E  |  H O R A I R E

Thursday, 5 March 2020 | Jeudi, 5 mars 2020

8 :30 – 9 :00 Coffee and Registration | Café et inscription

9 :00 – 9 :15 Welcome | Mot de bienvenue

9:15 – 10:45 Walking as Method: Reconfiguring the Spaces We Inhabit | Marcher la ville : reconfigurer les espaces que nous habitons

Chaired by | Modéré par Luis Sotelo Castro

Rajee Paña Jejishergill | Emerging Scholar, Art History, Concordia - Feminist Storytelling: Integral to My Creative Practice

Veronica Mockler | M.A. Student, Individualized Program, Acts of Listening Lab / COHDS - Womxn Walk the Walk: A Space and Community for the Framing of Feminist Stories

Laurence Simard-Gagnon | Postdoctoral fellow, York University / the City Institute - Mapping intersectional stories of mental (ill-)health: Walking the street while mothering an autistic teen

10:45 – 11:00 Break | Pause

11:00 – 12:15  Tellings of Feminist Spaces: Explorations in the History of Childhood and Youth | Récits d'espaces féministes: explorations dans l'histoire de l'enfance et de la jeunesse

Chaired by | Modéré par Barbara Lorenzkowski

Sinéad O'Halloran | Undergraduate Student, Majoring in Honours Public History minoring in First Peoples Studies, Concordia - Movemented' – A Sensory Archive of a Transitory Childhood

Tanya Legault-Lafond | M.A. student, History, Concordia - Glimpses of Girlhood: Spaces and Places in 1930-40’s Ville Saint-Pierre

Autumn Beals | Undergraduate student, Honors Public History, Concordia - Representations of a Black Childhood: A (Hair)Story

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch | Dîner

13:15 – 13:30 Award for Excellence in Oral History | Prix d’excellence en histoire orale

13:30 – 14:30 Keynote | Conférence

Emma Harake | M.A. Art Education, COHDS Coordinator and Community Facilitator - Kan Ya Ma Kan: Pedagogies at Crossroad of Disciplines 

14:30 – 14:45  Break | Pause

14:45 – 16:15 Reconfiguring Tensions Between Status and Space | Repenser les tensions entre le statut et le lieu

Chaired by | Modéré par Cynthia Hammond

Camas Clowater-Eriksson | M.A. Student, Public History, Carleton - Phallic Funnels: A story of gendered space in a Sea King Helicopter

Christa Nemnom | M.A. Student, Art History, Concordia - Please Do Not Touch. Into the Worlds of the National Gallery of Canada Museum Guards

Alexandra Tigchelaar | PhD Student, Interdisciplinary PhD in the Humanities, Concordia / Institute for Urban Futures / COHDS - Montreal Palimpsex: Spatial Practices of Strippers in the 1980s and 1990s

Rhianne Fiolka | M.A. Student, Urban Planning, McGill - The Moralistic City: An investigation into Urban Planning and Sex Work


Friday, 6 March 2020 | Vendredi, 6 mars 2020

8 :30 – 9 :00 Coffee and Registration | Café et inscription

9:00 – 10:30: Gendered Spatial Stories in Conversation | Conversations autour d'espaces genrés

Chaired by | Modéré par Steven High

Lisa Massa | M.A. Student, Art History, Concordia - From Traditions to ‘Special’ Objects: Inside the Childhood Homes of Second-Generation Italian-Montrealer Women

Fred Burrill, Piyusha Chatterjee, Kelann Currie-Williams, Laurence Hamel-Roy, Lauren Laframboise, Eliot Perrin | Graduate Students, Concordia / COHDS - Who gets left behind or left out? Stories of displacement and struggle in Montreal

Kelann Currie-Williams | M.A. Student, Individualized Program, Concordia / COHDS / SenseLab - Makers and keepers

10:30 – 10:45 Break | Pause

10:45 – 12:00 Performance and Workshop at COHDS and ALLab | Performance et Atelier au CHORN et ALLab

Zeina Allouche | PhD Student, Individualized Program, Concordia / COHDS  | Caite Clark | Art Director, ALLab - (ALLab, LB-1042-03) Performance: Memory of an Umbilical Cord 

Tai Jacob | Master of Arts - Human Geography, McGill University 

(COHDS, LB-1019) Workshop: Imaginative Mapping: Embodied and Affective Research Methodology 

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch | Dîner

13:00 – 14:15 Intergenerational Stories: Feminist Interpretations | Histoire intergénérationnelles: interprétations féministes

Chaired by Lisa Ndejuru

Sonia Dhaliwal | M.A. student, History, Concordia / COHDS - Subtle Feminism: how immigrant women assert themselves in patriarchal frameworks

Wanessa Cardoso de Sousa | M.A. student, Art History, Concordia -  Affective Vernacular Heritage: A study concerning people and their place of origin

Lala Mouradian | M.A. student, Media Studies, Concordia  - From gendered-violence during the Armenian genocide to physical, psychological, and sexual violence in post-Soviet Armenia: How do Armenian women resist the violence against their bodies?

14:15 – 14:30 Break | Pause

14:30 – 16:00 Narratable Selves: A Look at the Process in Artmaking | Récits de soi : regards sur des processus artistiques

Chaired by | Modéré par Ronald Rudin

Shannon Marie Stride | M.A., Art History, Concordia - Listening to the Whole Body: An Oral History of Chronic Migraine, Gender, and Creative Representation

Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier | M.A. Student, Media Studies, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia  | Morgane Asselin-Duguay, Co-creator - HOMING: Listening to Feminist Spatial Stories Through Documentary Co-Creation

16:00 – 16:15 Closing remarks | Mot de la fin


Venue: 4TH SPACE, Concordia University, 1400 de Maisonneuve Ouest, LB building, corner Mackay

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