In the last two decades, transformations in the nature and experience of visual culture have profoundly altered conceptions of memory practice in academia, schools and in the public sphere. Western culture has witnessed an explosion in media forms, the visualization of historic and contemporary traumas, the expansion of museums, mass marketing of nostalgia, the wielding of memory in subaltern movements, and “the ever more numerous public controversies about politically painful anniversaries, commemorations, and memories” (Andreas Huyssen). This symposium will examine these changes in relation to themes of the body, landscape, nation and community, technology and science, temporalities, and war.
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Roger Simon, University of Toronto, Director, Testimony and Historical Memory Project.
“The Audio-Visual Supplement of Holocaust Survivor Video Testimony”
Gerald Friesen, University of Manitoba, President-elect, Canadian Historical Association.
“Canada’s Transition to a Screen-Capitalist Culture”
Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness
Faculty of Education
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4
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