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This book examines the character and relevance of remembrance, inviting readers to think creatively and deeply about the ways that memories are transmitted, recorded, and distorted through time and space. Ranging from molecular genetics and astrophysics to law and Indigenous oral histories, the essays draw from a diverse group of contributors to capture different perspectives on memory. Reflecting upon memory in engaging and unexpected ways, this collection offers an interdisciplinary roadmap for exploring how, why, and when we remember.

268 pages

Table of Contents

Introduction / Philippe Tortell, Mark Turin, and Margot Young

Healing through Culture / Hilistis Pauline Waterfall

Ecological Amnesia / Wade Davis

Climate Tales / Edouard Bard

Making Ruins / Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber

Timothy Findley’s The Wars / Sherrill Grace

Echoes across Generations / Patricia M. Schulte and Judith G. Hall

Reconciliation Pole / Nicola Levell

First Light / Harvey Richer

Corroboration / Elee Kraljii Gardiner

Ships at Sea / Renisa Mawani

Constructed Futures / Caitlin Mills and Kalina Christoff

Artistic Silhouettes / Cynthia E. Milton

Material Past / John Grace and Roland Clift

Critical Periods and Early Experience / Janet F. Werker and Lawrence M. Ward

Releasing Trauma / George Belliveau

A Fishy Story / Anthony Farrell

Reconstructing the Past / Megan E. Giroux, Lara Boyd, Deborah A. Connolly, and Daniel M. Bernstein

Documents of Dissent / Laura Osorio Sunnucks, Gwyneira Isaac, and Diana Marsh

Anthems / Ian Williams

In Defence of Forgetting / Shannon Walsh

Monuments in Stone and Colour / Hanna Smyth

Microcosmos / Steven J. Hallam

Time, Oral Tradition, and Technology / Andrew Martindale, Sara Shneiderman, and Mark Turin

Global 1918 / Tara Mayer and Pheroze Unwalla

Reweaving the Past / Michelle LeBaron and Paulette Regan

The Digital Shoebox / Serge Abiteboul

Indigenous Storytelling / Jo-ann Archibald| Q’um Q’um Xiiem

Self, Lost and Found / Alison Phinney


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