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Marie-Christine Parent

PhD Candidate
Université de Montréal, Canada / Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Participates in 1 Session
Marie-Christine Parent is currently completing a PhD in ethnomusicology at the Université de Montréal and the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis. Her research deals with intangible heritage, memory, and touristic staging issues related to the moutya, a musical genre and practice from the Seychelles islands (Indian ocean). She received a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her PhD research. She is also the French review editor of the Canadian peer-reviewed journal MUSICultures.

Sessions in which Marie-Christine Parent participates

Sunday 5 June, 2016

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Sessions in which Marie-Christine Parent attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

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11:30 - 13:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Urban HeritageTourism

What does heritage change for tourism? | Le patrimoine, ça change quoi au tourisme? Ce débat veut interroger les relations entre le tourisme et le patrimoine et dépasser ainsi les idées reçues sur l'antagonisme entre le tourisme "corrupteur" et le patrimoine qui en serait la victime. Il s'agit donc de repenser le tourisme comme un réel acteur du patrimoine, de sa valorisation et de son appropriation, y compris par les populations locales. Cela présuppose, au p...

13:00 - 15:00 | 2 hours
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)

This forum will explore the current directions of critical heritage studies and what makes ACHS distinctive. Panel members will discuss what the term critical means to them, and what directions they would like to see develop in the future. To help develop an open dialogue, the session will also give considerable time to contributions from the audience.  

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...

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

13:30 - 17:00 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Heritage Changes the PoliciesIntangible HeritageTourism
Heritage changes the policiesHeritage policiesGlobal vs localSimultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

With sustainable development gaining momentum as a priority of UNESCO heritage policies, an increasing number of food-related nominations are being submitted for inscription on the lists of the Convention for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage. The Mediterranean diet, traditional Mexican cuisine and the Japanese dietary culture of washoku are just some examples of this booming phenomenon. Since food and foodways are powerful references for self-representation and ident...

18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 12:30 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)Arts

Les arts du spectacle, les événements festifs, les rituels, les récits oraux, les savoir-faire font désormais pleinement partie du patrimoine culturel au même titre que les collections d’objets et les monuments. La Convention sur le patrimoine immatériel adoptée en 2003 par l’UNESCO vise à assurer leur reconnaissance culturelle à l’échelle locale, nationale, et internationale, ainsi que leur sauvegarde. Ces pratiques culturelles et artistiques se distinguent toutefois des objets patrimonia...

14:00 - 15:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, an...

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 10:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage Changes the PoliciesTourism
Heritage changes the policiesHeritage policiesGlobal vs local

The Manifesto of the Association for Critical Heritage Studies (2011) argues for a more critical approach to heritage: heritage from below, writ large, in service of society. The integration of heritage and museum studies with those of community, development, memory, planning, public history and tourism is urged in the Manifesto, as is opening up to other disciplinary traditions such as anthropology, political science and sociology, for dialogue and collaboration on external research and poli...

9:00 - 12:30 | 3 hours 30 minutes
Heritage Changes the Policies
Heritage changes the policiesHeritage policiesGlobal vs local

This session will address the potential and limitations of heritage as a tool for leverage, empowerment and dissent in Africa. It is widely acknowledged that heritage—the selective valuation and use of the past in the present—can be an oppressive. Heritage work in Africa has even been characterized as "an instrument for dictatorship" (Peterson et al. 2015:28) because it is often implicated in upholding particular narratives and political orders, imposing a singular vision onto a heterog...

9:00 - 15:00 | 6 hours
Heritage Changes Rights
Heritage changes rightsJustice and heritageHeritage and the lawRight to heritage

Questions about the repatriation of cultural property, issues of access and exclusion in the World Heritage system, intangible heritage practices in conflict with human rights norms, or the ways in which the international human rights regime is interpreted as a form of cultural heritage itself: rights are now considered relevant in a broad variety of heritage situations. This is reflected in the incorporation of references to human rights in a series of key international heritage-relate...

13:30 - 15:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage Changes PoliticsIntangible HeritagePublic event
Heritage changes politicsPolitical uses of heritageUses of heritageHeritage and conflictsSimultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

L’objectif de cette table ronde est de questionner une éventuelle ratification par le Canada de cet instrument multilatéral. La réunion se tiendra en français et en anglais avec interprétation simultanée. Elle prendra la forme d’exposés d’experts et de tables de discussion. Une consultation sera préalablement menée auprès des principaux groupes de praticiens du pays afin de recueillir leur avis sur la question de la ratification et de nourrir les échanges de la réunion. Dif...

15:30 - 17:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Le patrimoine fait aujourd’hui l’objet d’attentions autant que d’agressions et de destructions. Cela peut s’expliquer par les difficultés de son identification ou de sa conservation. Cela peut plus profondément s’expliquer parce que, dès le départ, il célébre un événement ou conserve une mémoire qui peut être ou devenir une source de dissenssions et de conflits politiques. Enfin, sa reconnaissance suscite des gains économiques pour les uns mais des pertes pour les autres. Mais peut-être...

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 17:00 | 8 hours
Changes in Heritage (New Manifestations)Notions of HeritageIntangible Heritage
Changes in heritageNew manifestations of heritageNotions of heritageSimultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Le concept de patrimoine culturel immatériel (PCI) a fait l’objet de nombreux colloques et publications depuis la promulgation de la Convention pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel de l’UNESCO en 2003, voire même avant. Toutefois, peu d’entre eux se sont attardés à la question de l’impact réel des systèmes et politiques mis en place pour favoriser le développement des pratiques culturelles transmises de génération en génération comme les arts et l’artisanat traditionnels, les ...

9:00 - 10:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage Changes PlaceCo-Construction and Community Based HeritagePublic event
Heritage changes placeCo-construction of heritageCommunity-based heritageHeritage makers

*L'atelier de recherche-création sera en anglais / This research-creation workshop will be in English By using experimental and anthropological theatre’s tools, it is a sensitive exploration into the heart of questions of art, exile, heritage and transmission that I propose to lead here. How do we grasp as closely as possible the committed creations of Mizrahi artists and their aspirations, if not by artistic creation itself? The performance will become my space of research, s...