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Aktuelles Veranstaltungen

Moved to Action: A Workshop on Activating the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Museums

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec/Canada

May 3, 2023 / 10:00am – 11:30am EDT (UTC -5) / 16:00h – 17:30h CEST (virtual)


Presenters: Stephanie Danyluk and Rebecca MacKenzie

Facilitator: Heather Igloliorte

Format: Zoom workshop


Museums have, from their preliminary existence, been part of the colonial project. The Moved to Action report, released by the Canadian Museums Association in 2022 in answer to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #67, provides a series of standards for museums seeking to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and support Indigenous self-determination.

How do we acknowledge the truth of the colonial legacy of museums while also supporting our work as community institutions? Join the report co-authors to discuss hopes for a national baseline of support for Canadian museums and ways that together we can be moved to enact and support Indigenous self-determination.

Presenter Bios:

Stephanie Danyluk, CMA Senior Manager, Community Engagement and Indigenous Initiatives, MA (History), is a public historian and researcher with extensive experience in community engagement supporting Indigenous heritage and governance initiatives.

Rebecca MacKenzie, CMA Director of Communications, BA (History and Art History), is a communications and design professional of Acadian, Blackfoot, Metis and Scottish descent. She has previously worked in Indigenous and settler communications roles in both the museum and private sectors.

Facilitator Bio:

Heather Igloliorte is a Nunatsiavummiuk-Newfoundlander from Happy Valley – Goose Bay, NL. She is the University Research Chair in Indigenous Circumpolar Arts at Concordia University in Tiohtiá:ke (Montreal), where she is the Director of the “Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership” project and Co-Director of the Indigenous Futures Research Centre. Her research focuses on circumpolar Indigenous art histories, material and new media art practices, research-creation, critical museology, and curatorial studies. She has been a curator for 17 years and is a founding member of GLAM Collective.

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Contact Info: 

Alex Robichaud, Program Coordinator for the Thinking Through the Museum Research Network

Aktuelles Call for Papers

Call for Contributors to Blog RCMP at 150

Deadline: April 15, 2023

The North-West Mounted Police were established by the relatively new Dominion of Canada in May 1873. Initially an attempt to make sense of the massive, varied, and challenging geography of the Dominion, which had expanded dramatically after the purchase of Rupert’s Land from the Hudson’s Bay Company a few years prior, the North-West Mounted Police have environmental themes baked into their roots. Its was amalgamated with the Dominion Police, the Dominion’s federal law enforcement agency, in 1920 to form the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Not only have the Mounties, as they came to be called around the turn of the 20th century, been a relative through-line in Canadian history, but they have also been mobilized as a symbol of what it means to be Canadian. They have appeared in Hollywood films, cartoons, and in commemorative, parodic, and patriotic consumer culture of all sorts. Subsequently, the RCMP is a part of both “real” and “imagined” Canadian environments, shaping how Canada looks and feels at home and elsewhere.

Aktuelles Veranstaltungen

Gespräch mit Amber Bracken / Conversation with Amber Bracken


on Tuesday March 14, 2023, at 4 p.m.
at the Embassy of Canada on Leipziger Platz 17 in Berlin

Amber Bracken is a freelance photojournalist based in Edmonton. She is particularly interested in the intersection of photography, journalism and issues affecting indigenous peoples of North America.

With her photo „Kamloops Residential School“ she won the „World Press Photo of the Year“ award in 2022. The photograph commemorates 215 Indigenous children whose unmarked graves were found near the western Canadian city of Kamloops, British Columbia, on the site of a former residential school. The World Press Photo exhibition has subsequently been shown in many cities around the world. In Germany, it is currently on display in Oldenburg.

We hope to be joined by activist Snutetkwe Manuel via video from Canada. She is one of the initiators of the memorial photographed by Amber Bracken.

Please register to attend the event via Eventbrite:

We are looking forward to your attendance!

Also visit the Embassy of Canada on social media at: 

Aktuelles Call for Papers

CFP Canadian cultures: beyond the past, into the future

Italian Association of Canadian Studies International Conference

Department of Languages Literatures Cultures and Mediations, University of Milan, Milano/Italy

29 November – 1 December 2023

Deadline: July 10, 2023

Canada is commonly thought of as a bilingual country, whose bilingualism has given rise to an anglophone and a francophone culture. However, Canada’s cultural landscape is much more complex, being multiethnic and multicultural. Such a complexity requires further investigation.

The International Conference of the Italian Association for Canadian Studies aims at providing a forum for sharing some critical thinking in order to delve into the cultural, linguistic, artistic, ideological, political, economic implications of such a plurality, as well as its consequences on the construction of identities.

Canada’s history is rooted in the co-existence of different cultures and people gradually occupying the northern part of the American continent: starting with the Indigenous peoples, who have lived therein since time immemorial, then the francophone and anglophone communities colonizing the country after the XIV century, and the latest, contemporary immigration flows. While such a diversified stratification represents one of the treasures of nowadays Canada, nonetheless it has often led to internal struggles and misunderstandings. As a consequence, the so-called Canadian identity is either seen as homogeneous and cohesive or as the result of a plurality of specific cultural entities.

Aktuelles Ausschreibungen

Konrad Adenauer Visiting Scholarship on Transatlantic Relations

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

September – December 2023

Deadline: April 14, 2023

The Centre for European Studies at Carleton University and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Foundation Office Canada) invite applications for the position as Konrad Adenauer Visiting Scholar on Transatlantic Relations. The successful applicant will be scholar in residence at Carleton University for a period of four months, September – December 2023.

The position will involve teaching one MA-level seminar at Carleton University on a topic in transatlantic relations; the precise topic will be determined in consultation with the successful applicant to reflect their scholarly expertise. The course will be offered in the interdisciplinary Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (EURUS), possibly cross-listed with another university department.

In addition to teaching, the visitor will be expected to give one lecture on the topic of their research, which will be presented in a public event co-hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Other activities during the visitor’s stay in Ottawa (such as research activities, consultations with policy practitioners, guest lectures at other universities, etc.) are encouraged and will be facilitated.

Applicants must have demonstrated research expertise on transatlantic relations. They must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (including, but not limited to, Political Science, Law, Economics, etc.) and must have a record of publications and university teaching.

The visiting scholar will receive a stipend to cover travel and accommodation expenses, as well as a fee for teaching. The Centre for European Studies will provide advice to the visitor on finding appropriate accommodation in Ottawa and managing other logistical challenges of the stay.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • A letter of application, explaining the applicant’s interest in the position;
  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of scholarly publications and teaching experience;
  • A brief outline (maximum 200 words) of the proposed course; and
  • A copy of a recent publication on a topic relating to transatlantic relations.

Please submit required materials electronically no later than Friday, April 14, 2023, to All materials should be included as attachments in a single email with the title line “Adenauer Visiting Scholar, YOUR NAME”.

For further information, potential applicants may email Prof. Achim Hurrelmann, Co-Director, Centre for European Studies, at

This program is jointly supported by Carleton University and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (Canada office).

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.