Conference: Ways of Memory: the Montreal Experience

publié le 21 mars 2011, 10:02 par Sasha Dyck   [ mis à jour le·18 avr. 2011, 13:55 par Mary McCutcheon ]

The Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network, in conjunction with its partners the Concordia School of Extended Learning and the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, is proud to present a one-day conference entitled Ways of Memory: the Montreal Experience.

Presented as a full-day of learning and exchange, the Ways of Memory conference will unite Montreal-based cultural and heritage activists from many different sites and points of view. Through interactive, participatory workshops facilitated by experts in both heritage activism and digital technologies, participants will be given tools to enrich and animate their own projects. The conference is also designed to allow for exchange between experienced cultural sector workers and current and recent students, and to encourage inter-professional dialogues. The keynote address will be presented by Mr. Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director for Heritage Montreal.

WHEN: Saturday, March 26, 2011. Registration onsite at 9:00 a.m. or online.

WHERE: Concordia University, Henry F Hall Building (7th Floor), 1455 de Maisonneuve West, Montreal.

The registration fee for the conference (one full day of programming and lunch) is $10 for community participants, and free for students (with valid student card). Register online!

For more information, visit the conference website or contact the Project Coordinator at (514) 592-7293 or

Conference schedule:

TIME Hall Building ROOM Hall Building ROOM COHDS lab 1 COHDS lab 2


9:30-10:00 Welcome –
Concordia COHDS & SEL, GMCDI, City of Montreal & QAHN representatives 
10:00-10:30 Keynote address (Dinu Bumbaru)
10:30-11:00 Health Break, Exhibition visits, & networking
11:00-12:30 Workshop 1: Montreal City Resources


Mme. Helen Fotopulos; Heritage Montéal delegate. . .

Workshop 3: Local Heritage Success Stories

Confirmed: Verdun Memories,  Gisèle Turgeon Barry (Pte St Charles Hist. Society) THIS VITAL LADY DIED ON APRIL 1st; OUR REGRETS..., Edna May Mackenzie, (Rosemont) Mary McCutcheon, Parc Ext.Hist. Soc'y

Doing Oral History (Steven High)– This workshop will introduce  oral history methodology, ethics and technology. What is oral history and what does it offer us? You will also learn about several inspiring projects... .
Introduction to Digital Storytelling (Parker Mah)– This workshop will provide participants with some of the basics in transforming videotaped  oral history interviews into online digital stories.. . .

12:30-14:00 Buffet lunch, presentation of award to Michael Fish, architect and preservatio
14:00- 15:30 Workshop 4: Education

Confirmed: R. Marx, L. Lépine (MELS), Matt. Russell (D’Arcy McGee H.S.)

Workshop 2: Provincial and Federal Government Resources

Confirmed: Nina Kim (CEDEC)

Oral History and New Media (Steven High)- This workshop will consider how new media is trans-forming oral and public history. Participants will learn  about  inspiring projects and tools.... Oral History Database Workshop (Erin Jessee) . . . make your own oral historysearchable database using free open source software developed at Concordia. . .