Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory

Humber Liberal Arts @ IFOA Conference

October 28 & 29, 2016

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

Humber College’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of Toronto, Canada in association with the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) will be presenting its third annual interdisciplinary conference Truth, Lies, and Manufacturing Memory. The International Festival of Authors (IFOA), one of the most celebrated literary festivals in the world, is located at the Harbourfront Centre, one of downtown Toronto’s major cultural and artistic venues.

The conference aims to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion among scholars and researchers who study topics on the themes of truth and lies. Some emergent themes to be explored include, but are not limited to:

  • contested meaning
  • repressed truth
  • testimony studies
  • trauma, victimhood
  • distortion
  • “lies that tell the truth”
  • revisionism
  • selective memory
  • gaslighting

Call for Proposals (by April 30 2016):

https://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals

2016 SfAA Heritage and Tourism Sessions

The Society for Applied Anthropology’s Tourism and Heritage Topical Interest Group has compiled a list of all the heritage and tourism sessions taking place at this year’s SfAA conference in Vancouver, Canada. Included are ICHT’s three Critical Heritage and Tourism sessions, detailed here.

Here are the 2016 SfAA heritage and tourism sessions:

(W-133) WEDNESDAY 3:30-5:20 Cypress 2
Exploring Intersections of the Past and Present: Ethnographic Analyses of National Park Service Landscapes and Narratives

(W-163) WEDNESDAY 5:30-7:20 Cypress 2
Commodifying Heritage: Intersections of Tourism, Politics, and Preservation

(TH-05) THURSDAY 8:00-9:50 Salon E
Intersections of Travel and Culture: The Winning Papers of the 2016 Tourism and Heritage Student Paper Competition, Part I

(TH-35) THURSDAY 10:00-11:50 Salon E
Intersections of Travel and Culture: The Winning Papers of the 2016 Tourism and Heritage Student Paper Competition, Part II

(TH-125) THURSDAY 3:30-5:20 Salon E
Student Posters (Valene Smith Tourism Poster Competition)

(F-55) FRIDAY 10:00-11:50 Thompson
The Business of Leisure: The Political Economy of Tourism Discourse and Practice (PESO

(F-79) FRIDAY 12:00-1:20 Fir
Touring Something Different

(S-22) SATURDAY 8:00-9:50 President
The Intersectionality of Tourism, Conservation, and Development

(S-31) SATURDAY 10:00-11:50 Salon A
Touring for the Greater Good: Service and Volunteer Tourism

(S-63) SATURDAY 12:00-1:20 Salon C
Critical Heritage and Tourism, Part I

(S-93) SATURDAY 1:30-3:20 Salon C
Critical Heritage and Tourism, Part II

(S-96) SATURDAY 1:30-3:20 Salon F
Gender, Music, Education, Evangelical Healing and Intersectionality in Maya Communities of Lake Atitlán Guatemala: Reports from the Ethnographic Field School of North Carolina State University, Part I

(S-123) SATURDAY 3:30-5:20 Salon C
Critical Heritage and Tourism, Part III

(S-126) SATURDAY 3:30-5:20 Salon F
Gender, Music, Education, Evangelical Healing and Intersectionality in Maya Communities of Lake Atitlán Guatemala: Reports from the Ethnographic Field School of North Carolina State University, Part II