Life Stories in a Changing World

This event will take place 19 May 2020, 5:00 PM – 22 May 2020, 1:00 PM.
Montréal, Québec, Canada

19 May 2020, 5:00 PM
22 May 2020, 1:00 PM
Montréal, Québec, Canada
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Life Stories in a Changing World :
At the Crossroads of Research, Education and Intervention

International Bilingual Conference (English | French) in Montreal (UQAM)

Conference postponed

Following the directive from the UQAM Direction, which was rendered public on Thursday, March 12, we must interrupt immediate preparation of the conference and postpone it sine die, because of the covid-19 pandemic.

There is a great deal of uncertainty about the evolution of this pandemic, so we cannot predict a postponement date right now. We will do so at a later date, in dialogue with the scientific committee.

We look forward to meeting you at a later date.

The organizing committee

From a historic perspective, this conference will

  • mark the heritage of the Chicago School and the unique features of French practices
  • draw a portrait of the great diversity of current and emerging practices (such as narrative approaches)
  • encourage a critical stance toward all (auto)biographical practices


The practice of life stories


  • raises the question of the subject confronting identity-related issues and recognition issues, that of the social actor (agency)and that of the collectives to which the individual belongs
  • sheds light on a great diversity of social life areas and the radical transformations of this Late Modern Age


Thus, as life stories practitioners, does it not become crucial to review our own practices and postures with a reflexivity stance, in order for all of us to contribute to the future of a better world?


We have recived over 100 propositions from over 15 countries worldwide !

The complete program will be online on March 1st.

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Life Stories in a Changing World

Event Starts: 19 May 2020, 5:00 PM
Event Ends: 22 May 2020, 1:00 PM

Event Location:
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
320, rue Sainte-Catherine Est
Montréal , Québec H2X 1L7