Placing Memory and Remembering Place in Canada

In 2008 then the Centre’s James Opp and John Walsh held a SSHRC–funded workshop on the theme of Placing Memory and Remembering Place in Canada bringing together scholars from across Canada to discuss topics including British Columbia’s Japanese Canadian National Archive and Museum, Edmonton’s Jasper Avenue, deindustrialized Sturgeon Falls, Ontario and Nova Scotia’s Highland Village Museum.

The workshop led to a volume of essays described by UBC’s Julie Cruickshank as “rich contributions to our understanding of memory and forgetting: James Opp and John C. Walsh (ed), Placing Memory and Remembering Place in Canada (UBC Press, 2011).