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Dr Nadine Blumer

Affiliate Faculty
Centre for Curating and Public Scholarship (CaPSL)
Participates in 1 Session
Nadine Blumer (Ph.D. Sociology, University of Toronto) is affiliate faculty at Concordia University’s Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence (CEREV). Her research explores the development of Canada’s newest cultural institution, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), and its positioning as part of a Canada-wide network of commemorative spaces and activist responses. An article on this subject is published in the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies. She has also researched and published on commemoration of the Roma Holocaust, including an article in a special issue on counter-monuments in Espace arts magazine and a chapter in the edited volume The Nazi Genocide of the Roma: Reassessment and Commemoration (Berghahn Books, 2013). She is a previous postdoctoral fellow of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C., and of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Sessions in which Dr Nadine Blumer participates

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
13:30 - 15:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Research-Creation Installation or PerformanceHeritage in ConflictsOral History

Around the globe the planning of large-scale memorial-museum projects concerned with violent histories are frequently marred by conflict, omission, and competitions of victimhood. This problem also extends to scholarship on genocide and memory. “Moving memory” is a collaborative multi-sited research exhibition about the Armenian and Roma genocides that proposes creative solutions to these museological and scholarly conflicts around commemoration. Our multi-sited event includes two pr...

Sessions in which Dr Nadine Blumer attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
17:00 - 19:30 | 2 hours 30 minutes
Festive Event

Welcome addresses and cocktail, followed by the Concordia Signature Event "The Garden of the Grey Nuns". As the opening ceremony and cocktail take place in the former Grey Nuns' Motherhouse, recycled into campus residence and reading rooms by Concordia University,  delegates will also have the possibility to discover the video Three Grey Nuns (3 minutes, by Ron Rudin and Phil Lichti. Three Grey Nuns recount their memories of communal life in the Grey Nun’s Motherhouse.  Built...

19:30 - 21:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Research-Creation Installation or PerformancePublic event

Working with archival documents and the current-day morphology of the Grey Nuns' site, Dr Cynthia Hammond, Dr Shauna Janssen, in collaboration with Dr Jill Didur, will curate a series of installations and performances that speak directly to the rich heritage of a specific urban landscape: the gardens of the Grey Nuns' Motherhouse, now part of the Concordia University downtown campus. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the lost working gardens of the Grey Nuns. As with other such...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)