Life Stories in a Changing World

18 May 2021, 5:00 PM - 21 May 2021, 1:00 PM

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Life Stories in a Changing World :
At the Crossroads of Research, Education and Intervention

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

Conference postponed

First of all, thank you very much for the great interest towards the conference. Nearly 250 persons from over 15 countries have submitted over 100 proposals of communications, workshops and symposiums, while 14 guest speakers have accepted our invitation.

The organizing committee thus propose to postpone the conference next year, May 18th to May 21st 2021. All accepted proposals as well as the preliminary program are maintained. As soon as the horizon clears up, we will communicate with you. 

During the weeks and months to come, we can begin to reflect on the disturbances and opportunities brought by this major event in our life stories and, with optimism, project an enriched dialog to emerge.

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: 18 May 2021, 5:00 PM
Event Ends: 21 May 2021, 1:00 PM

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