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ZKS Visiting Professor Chris Lee

The Centre for Canadian Studies (ZKS) at Trier Uni­versity is delighted to announce that Prof. Chris Lee acts as ZKS Visiting Professor in the summer term 2023.

Chris Lee is Director of the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program and Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literatu­res at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

His current research focuses on historical narratives of Chinese migration to Canada, racial capitalism and Asian migrations, histories of Asian Canadian cultu­ral activism, and diaspora Chinese literary thought during the Cold War. He received a Killam Research Prize in 2015.

Chris Lee offers two seminars for master students of English: Narrating Asian Families in North America (starting in June) and Asian Canadian Literature and Culture (together with Prof. Ralf Hertel).

If you would like to connect with Prof. Chris Lee, or would like to join his seminar on Narrating Asian Families in June, please see contact Andrea Scheuer (

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Colloque international à l’Université de la Sarre

Notre membre Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink (Université de la Sarre) a organisé, en coopération avec Anaïs Nagel (Université de Strasbourg), un colloque international au sujet de Figures et trajectoires de journalistes dans la presse en langues étrangères du Siècle des Lumières à l’époque des nationalismes. Configurations et mises en perspectives comparatistes, Europe – Amériques (XVIIIe – début XXe siècles) qui se tiendra le 11 et 12 mai 2023 à l’Université de la Sarre. Pour plus d’informations et le programme, voir ici. Une participation en ligne est possible, merci de contacter  Florian Lisson ( pour vous inscrire.

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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.

Questions? Contact:

Contact Info: 

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

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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: 

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New Directions in Indigenous Book History (online)

Free, public virtual symposium to be held on 

Thursday, March 23rd, and Friday, March 24, 2023

Registration is free and open to the public.

Visit the conference website for a full program.

After the ten-year anniversary of Phillip Round’s Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663–1880 (2010) and at the twentieth anniversary of Louise Erdrich’s Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country (2003), we invite the general public to join us in a free, two-day, virtual symposium in which national and international scholars will offer analyses, reflections, and provocations on the material book’s historical and continuing relation to Indigenous peoples and communities. We will also take the occasion to mark the flourishing—though still nascent—field of scholarship on the materialities of the Indigenous book and the productive interventions such scholarship has made into the traditionally settler-oriented fields of bibliography, scholarly editing, and book history.