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Memory

Memory

Philippe Tortell, Mark Turin and Margot Young (editors)

UBC Press, 2018

November 11, 2018, is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, a time of remembering and memorial, of linking past events to the world we live in today. Taking this particular moment as a catalyst, this book examines the character and relevance of memory more broadly. The essays in this collection ask readers to think creatively and deeply about notions of memory – its composition and practices – and the ways that memory is transmitted, recorded, and distorted through time and space.

Memory navigates a broad terrain, with essays drawn from a diverse group of contributors who capture different perspectives on the idea of memory in fields ranging from molecular genetics, astrophysics and engineering, to law, Indigenous oral histories, and the natural world. This book challenges readers to think critically about memory, offering an engaging and interdisciplinary roadmap for exploring how, why, and when we remember.

Accessibly written, these lively essays will appeal to intellectually curious members of the public.

Contents

Introduction / Philippe Tortell, Mark Turin, and Margot Young

Healing through Culture / Hilistis Pauline Waterfall

Ecological Amnesia / Wade Davis

Climate Tales / Edouard Bard

Making Ruins / Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber

Timothy Findley’s The Wars / Sherrill Grace

Echoes across Generations / Patricia M. Schulte and Judith G. Hall

Reconciliation Pole / Nicola Levell

First Light / Harvey Richer

Corroboration / Elee Kraljii Gardiner

Ships at Sea / Renisa Mawani

Constructed Futures / Caitlin Mills and Kalina Christoff

Artistic Silhouettes / Cynthia E. Milton

Material Past / John Grace and Roland Clift

Critical Periods and Early Experience / Janet F. Werker and Lawrence M. Ward

Releasing Trauma / George Belliveau

A Fishy Story / Anthony Farrell

Reconstructing the Past / Megan E. Giroux, Lara Boyd, Deborah A. Connolly, and Daniel M. Bernstein

Documents of Dissent / Laura Osorio Sunnucks, Gwyneira Isaac, and Diana Marsh

Anthems / Ian Williams

In Defence of Forgetting / Shannon Walsh

Monuments in Stone and Colour / Hanna Smyth

Microcosmos / Steven J. Hallam

Time, Oral Tradition, and Technology / Andrew Martindale, Sara Shneiderman, and Mark Turin

Global 1918 / Tara Mayer and Pheroze Unwalla

Reweaving the Past / Michelle LeBaron and Paulette Regan

The Digital Shoebox / Serge Abiteboul

Indigenous Storytelling / Jo-ann Archibald | Q’um Q’um Xiiem

Self, Lost and Found / Alison Phinney

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