MEMORY: book launch & reception


Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 19:00


Heritage Hall
Main St. and 15th Av
Vancouver , BC


The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies is proud to invite you to the launch of Memory, its most recent book project.

November 11, 2018, is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, a time of remembering and linking past events to the world we live in today. Taking this moment as a catalyst, the essays in this book ask readers to think creatively and deeply about notions of memory – its composition and practices – and the ways that memory is transmitted, recorded, and distorted through time and space.

Memory navigates a broad terrain, with essays on the idea of memory in fields ranging from molecular genetics, astrophysics and engineering, to law, Indigenous oral histories, and the natural world.

The volume includes a chapter on "Global 1918" co-authored by UBC History faculty Tara Mayer and Pheroze Unwalla and a chapter on "Monuments in Stone and Colour" by History alumna Hanna Smyth (class of 2014).

The book launch is followed by a reception that will include music, refreshments, and a cash bar. The event is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of France in Vancouver.

Please register for this event as space is limited. Registration will close on Friday, November 2. 



About the Presenter

Join us for an evening of short presentations by the following authors, who will read passages from their chapters and reflect on their work: 

Jo-ann Archibald, Indigenous Studies

Tara Mayer, History

Elee Gardiner, Poet

Harvey Richer, Physics and Astronomy

Shannon Walsh, Theatre and Film