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IP405 (Halpern Room) Canadian Monuments to Central and Eastern European History
Friday, October 29, 2021, 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM
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Join Florian Gassner on a journey through Canadian Monuments to Central and Eastern European History. (See full description below.)
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Minimum to run this class is 12 people on Zoom and in-house combined.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Monday, October 25, 2021 at 12:00 AM
Canadians claiming Central and Eastern European heritage make up roughly 20% of the country’s population. Numerous monuments across the nation document their immigration story, the history that led to their move to Canada and their contributions to their new communities. We can even find some of these public artworks on our own campus, such as the bust dedicated to Béla Bartók in the School of Music or the memorial dedicated to the Sopron group outside the Forestry building. This course will introduce participants to these contexts, familiarize them with this aspect of Canadian history and foster the cultural literacy necessary to read and interpret these features of Canada’s symbolic geography. As we explore the histories connected to these monuments, participants will learn to situate them in topical debates about immigration, diversity, and multiculturalism. This discussion will include approaches from the fields of memory studies, Indigenous studies, art history, urban planning, cultural history and transnational studies.