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Thursday, October 1, 2015

CASCA: Conferences, Calls for Papers, Events/Colloques, Appels à communication, Évènements

Conferences and calls for papers/Colloques et Appels à communication:

Les colloques et appels à communication suivants viennent d'être ajoutés à
notre page web:

The following conference announcements and calls for papers have just been
added to our web page:

-***deadline extended to October 15*** CFP: Speaking Her Mind:
Canadian Women and Public Presence - University of Calgary, October 2016

-CFP: Masculinities, sexualities and place: exploring contested intersections

-At the UNESCO feast: Foodways across global heritage governance,
Proposed session for the Association of Critical Heritage Studies
Third Biannual Conference

-The Fantasy of Social Justice, CENES Graduate Student Conference,
March 11-12, 2015, University of British Columbia

-Now and Then: Historical Understandings in the Humanities, Graduate
Program in Humanities Student Conference, February 2016, York University

-Applications Due for January Seminars, US Holocaust Memorial Museum

-CFP: Gendering the city: culture, identity and mobility in global
perspective, 2016 (abstract submission deadline: 5th October 2015)

-Call for Abstracts: 9th Biennial InternationalInterdisciplinary
conference, June/July 2016 Keele University, UK

See them and others on our website:

Consultez-les ou voyez toute la liste en visitant notre site web:


IGSF - Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

A lunch-time series of works-in-progress by researchers at McGill University.
Lunch provided, but seating is limited - we ask that you register.
PLACE: IGSF Seminar Room, 3487 Peel Street, 2nd floor, Montreal

This is not an accessible space. Please contact us to request a change
of location.

Events are typically free and open to the public, but seating may be limited.
For most events we ask that you please register.
Pratique du bilinguisme passif dans les échanges.

Wednesday, September 30. 12:30-2:00 pm
Brian Martin, Williams College and Muriel Gold Visiting Professor, IGSF
"Queer Lumber: Forest Fraternity, Masculinity, and Sexuality from
Loggers to Lumbersexuals"
Register here.

Wednesday, October 21. 12:30-2:00 pm
Mary Bunch, Faculty Lecturer, IGSF
"Disrupting the Biopolitical: The Ecstatic Politics of Disability"
Register here.

Wednesday, December 2. 12:30-2:00 pm
Alanna Thain, Director, IGSF
"One Way Out Between Two Worlds: Dancing the Post-Digital Body in David Lynch"
Register here.

The Home Promised
Documentary Screening and Discussion on Urban Taiwan

Friday, October 9, 2015
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Betty Xie
Joseph Wong
Director, Asian Institute, UToronto
Bart Testa
Senior Lecturer, Innis College and Cinema Studies Institute, UToronto

Media Commons Theatre
Robarts Library
130 St. George Street
Toronto, ON

Directed by emerging Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Betty Xie, The Home
Promised is a short documentary film that takes us to the heart of one
of the last "illegally-constructed" neighbourhoods in downtown Taipei,
soon to be torn down. With its earliest buildings dating back to the
Japanese colonial period, the neighbourhood was later settled by loyal
Kuomintang soldiers who fled mainland China after 1949, as well as
rural migrants who desired to find jobs in the city. Through its
architecture, people, history, and collective memory, the Shaoxing
neighbourhood is not only a reflection of Taipei's current growth and
urban history, but also a self-enclosed world within the city centre.
Shot with a distinct cinema verite style, The Home Promised centres on
Wang Chang-biao, the leader of the local residents' association, and
his struggles to help chart a permanent solution for the
neighbourhood. Juxtaposed with shots into the everyday life of the
residents, the film follows Wang through a visit to a potential
relocation site and heated citizens' meetings. It is during this
process of dealing with an uncertain future, that the residents begin
to see each other as part of a shared community. Candid and moving,
The Home Promised depicts the fight for relocation as an integral part
of community formation, calling into question where and why we belong.

Betty Xie is an emerging filmmaker who believes that extraordinary
stories are embedded in the everyday lives of ordinary people, and she
is on a life-long search for extraordinary/ordinary narratives.
Specifically, she is interested in themes of diaspora, migration, and
identity. Betty wrote and directed the fiction short Girlfriends,
which was screened at the 2013 Toronto Reel Asian International Film
Festival and the 2014 Reel World Film Festival. Her second film, The
Home Promised, premiered at the 2014 Toronto Reel Asian International
Film Festival, and is an official selection of CAAMFest 2015 in San
Francisco, the 2015 American Documentary Film Festival in Palm
Springs, and the 2015 Sunderland Short Film Festival in the UK.

Space is limited, registration required.


Upcoming Talk:
"The Hidden History of Abortion in 18th- and 19th- Century Mexico"
Dr.Nora E. Jaffary
2:00 pm, October 2, 2015

Dr. Nora E. Jaffary,
Department of History
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec

Room LB-1014
J.W. McConnell Building
1400 de Maisonneuve W.
Sir George Williams Campus

Dr. Jaffrey's talk will be drawn from her forthcoming book on the
history of child birth and contraception in Mexico from 1750-1905,
which examines such issues as the adaptation of European medicine to
the Mexican context, the persistence of pre-Columbian midwifery
techniques, montrous births, infanticide, and abortion.

Upcoming Talk: Black Diaspora Art Practices Since the 1980s, National
Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

When: October 05, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: National Gallery of Canada, Lecture Hall
Cost: Free
Event contact: Malini Guha
Email contact:
Dr. Kobena Mercer

History of Art and African American Studies, Yale University

Public Lecture – October 5, 2015

6:00 pm

Lecture Hall

National Gallery of Canada

On-Campus Workshop – October 6, 2015

9:30-11:30 am

"At the Intersection of World Studies and Diaspora Studies"

Multimedia Lab, Discovery Centre

Carleton University Library

La Crise des réfugiés syriens
The Syrian Refugee Crisis
Panel discussion: The Syrian Refugee Crisis - Seeking Protection in
Dangerous Times
The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
L'Institut Montréalais d'études sur le génocide et les droits de la personne

October 5, 2015, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Images and stories of Syrian children drowning off of the coast of
Turkey, in a desperate attempt to reach Europe, has captured the
world's attention, with demands that the international community and
Canada, do more to help refugees. The statistics are staggering.
Syrians now make up the largest refugee population in the world, while
millions of others remain internally displaced within Syrian's
borders. With no end in sight to the Syrian war, many expect the flows
of people trying to enter Europe will only grow. Many governments are
struggling to come up with a strategy to alleviate this crisis.

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
(Concordia University), in collaboration avec Amnesty Canada
(francophone) and the Canadian Research Institute on Humanitarian
Crisis and Aid, is hosting a panel discussion on the ongoing global
refugee crisis.

Featured speakers
Béatrice Vaugrante, Director General, Amnistie internationale Canada
François Audet, Professor at the School of Management (ESG) of the
Université du Québec à Montréal and the scientific Director of the
Canadian Research Institute on Humanitarian Crisis and Aid (OCCAH)
Faisal Alazem, Spokesperson, Syrian Canadian Council
Ambassadeur Mokhtar Lamani, former head of the Office of the UN-League
of Arab States Joint Special Representative for Syria in Damascus
Yaman Alqadri, Syrian refugee
This event is open to the public and is free, but registration is
strongly recommended.

The event will be bilingual.


La Crise des réfugiés syriens

A la recherche de protection dans des temps dangereux

Les images et récits d'enfants syriens se noyant sur les côtes de la
Turquie alors qu'ils tentent de rejoindre l'Europe, ont retenu
l'attention du monde. La communauté internationale et le Canada sont
sommés d'en faire plus pour les réfugiés. Les statistiques sont
impressionnantes. Les Syriens constituent la plus importante
population de réfugiés dans le monde, alors que des millions d'autres
sont déplacés à l'intérieur du pays. Ne voyant pas de fin à ce
conflit, beaucoup s'attendent à ce que le nombre de réfugiés essayant
d'entrer en Europe ne fasse qu'augmenter. Beaucoup de gouvernements
peinent à trouver une stratégie qui permettrait d'apaiser cette crise.

L'Institut Montréalais d'études sur le génocide et les droits de la
personne (Université Concordia), en collaboration avec Amnistie
internationale Canada francophone et l'Observatoire canadien sur les
crises et l'aide humanitaire, organise une discussion sur la crise de

Béatrice Vaugrante, directrice générale Amnistie internationale Canada
François Audet, Professeur à l'École des Sciences de la Gestion (ESG)
de l'Université du Québec à Montréal et Directeur scientifique de
l'Observatoire canadien sur les crises et l'aide humanitaire (OCCAH)
Ambassador Mokhtar Lamani, ex-ambassadeur, Organisation des Nations
Unies-Ligue des États arabes, Bureau du Représentant spécial conjoint
pour la Syrie, Damas
Faisal Alazem, porte-parole du Conseil syro-canadien
Yaman Alqadri, réfugiées syrienne
Cet évènement gratuit est ouvert au publique. Inscrivez-vous pour
reserver vos sièges. Cet évènement se déroulera dans les deux langues.

Register for tickets / Inscrivez-vous pour billets:

Philippe Descolas, Conference publique, U de Montreal

« Questions sur l'opposition NATURE ET CULTURE en sociologie et dans
les sciences sociales »

Philippe DESCOLA

Jeudi 29 octobre 2015 à 10h00

Conférence publique dans le cadre du cours SOL1150 – Culture,
connaissance et idéologiedonné par Pr Jacques HAMEL du département de
sociologie et avec la collaboration du département d'anthropologie

Conférencier : Philippe DESCOLA, Titulaire de la Chaire Anthropologie
de la nature, Collège de France

Conférence publique à l'occasion de la réception de son doctorat
Honoris Causa qui lui sera décerné par l'Université de Montréal

Jeudi 29 octobre 2015 à 10h00

Amphithéâtre B-2325

Pavillon 3200, Jean-Brillant

Université de Montréal

Montréal, Quebec

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