THERE/THEN, HERE/NOW: BLACK WOMEN'S HAIR AND DRESS IN
THE FRENCH EMPIRE
BY DR. JOANA JOACHIM
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7TH, 6:00 PM - 7:00PM
Joana Joachim earned her PhD in the department of Art History and Communication Studies and at the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at McGill University working under the supervision of Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson. Her research interests include Black feminist art histories, Black Canadian studies and Canadian slavery studies. Dr. Joachim’s SSHRC-funded doctoral work, There/Then, Here/Now: Black Women’s Hair and Dress in the French Empire, examines the visual culture of Black women’s hair and dress in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, investigating practices of self-preservation and self-care through the lens of creolization. She has been appointed as a McGill Provostial Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Institutional Histories, Slavery and Colonialism beginning in the Fall of 2020 and she currently teaches a course on race and art in Canada in the department of art history at McGill.
Dr. Joachim's talk is presented as part of EAHRx10 Alumni, a special series of events in 2020-2021 celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Ethnocultural Art Histories Research Group. EAHRx10 Alumni seeks to highlight the resilience and ongoing labour of care practiced by racialized people in academia as well as reflect on the significant scholarly contributions and creative communities initiatives such as EAHR generate in the realm of arts and culture that reach beyond the university.
Presented by EAHRX10 Alumni: Adrienne Johnson, Geneviève Wallen, Rajee Jeji Shergill, and Tamara Harkness
‘サモアについてのうた (Samoa ni tsuite no uta) | A song about Sāmoa’(2019–) detail by Yuki Kihara.
Funding received from Creative New Zealand – the national arts development agency of the Government of New Zealand.
Courtesy of Yuki Kihara and Milford Galleries Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand.
FKRG X RAJNI SHAH ~ EXHAUSTION AND SOLIDARITY (ONLINE SESSION)
What does it mean to come together as exhausted ones?
How does exhaustion already sit in our bodies as BIPOC activists?
What are the relationships between resistance, exhaustion, and structural oppression?
This workshop-gathering is inspired by Akwugo Emejulu & Leah Bassel’s recent article, ‘The politics of exhaustion’ which proposes, among other things, the notion of ‘structural exhaustion’. Rather than simply discussing these themes, Rajni invites those who are exhausted to come together and experience solidarity, respite, and reflection. There is no required reading for the session, and you will be welcome to participate in any way you need, including remaining camera-off if this is most comfortable for you. Rajni will share the article that inspired the session with everyone after we meet.
In order to create a safer space, Rajni has requested that this online gathering is restricted to people who identify as BIPOC* (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour).
Please register in advance so that we can send you details nearer to the time. The form to register is here: https://forms.gle/QDVEi5mgHtonZtt57
* These terms can feel clumsy, but are helpful in the work of decentering whiteness. If you self-identify as BIPOC you are welcome here, no questions asked.
The DPP Hub Presents:
Struggling Together in Higher Education
On Thursday, Feb. 20th, 4-6:30 pm at the 4th space, 1400 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Concordia University Come join us, the Decolonial Perspectives and Practises (DPP) Hub, for our experience – to – action series: Struggling Together in Higher Education. After an eclectic panel lead by QTBIPOC students at Concordia, we continue with the Second Session of our Syllabus Deconstruction Workshop. Together, let's turn big ideas for change into actionable steps to unveil and overcome institutional systems of exclusion and erasure (check out our panel/workshop line-up below)
Being an International Iranian Student on Campus - The Iranian Student’s Association at Concordia
Who is “the Other?” Thoughts on the Paradoxes and Limitations of Inclusiveness in Academia - Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Angy Cohen
Being Black and Queer on Campus - Chesline Pierre-Paul (MA Translation), Linzey Corridon (MA English) and Jamilah Dei-Sharpe (Ph.D. Social and Cultural Analysis)
Black voices in the 1969 Sir George Williams Affair for Museum Learning - Adriana Cabrera-Cleves, Fariba Almasi and Shoshana Page (Ethnography Lab Working Group, Ph.D. Social and Cultural Analysis)
Dr. Natalie Batraville – Transformative Justice Syllabi
MA English, Linzey Corridon - Ethical Citation Practise
Dr. Satoshi Ikeda – Centering Student Sovereignty
Sample Syllabus by Elizabeth Fast
The Decolonial Hub Presents: The Syllabus Deconstruction Collab - Session One
Bring your syllabus and join us at our Syllabus Deconstruction, session one of two on Friday, November 22nd 1:30-3:30pm. A collaborative meeting for us, faculty and students, to share our trials and tribulations creating and engaging with syllabi. What limitations and considerations are involved in creating a syllabus? What voices are centered? What frustrations are experienced by students? What are the consequences of deviating from our disciplines eurocentric canon? Can a syllabus be collaboratively developed by faculty, students and the community? Pending questions, to be discovered together.
Help us welcome: Dr. Satoshi Ikeda and Dr. Natalie Batraville as they share the decolonial techniques that they employ within their syllabus and class structure.
Room: Ethnography Lab, EV. 10. 62
Come join PhD students (Sociology) Jamilah Dei-Sharpe, Hone Mandefro, and Kymani Montgomery, the University Research Chairs in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement, Heather Igloliorite, and Ethnocultural Art Histories, Alice Ming Wai Jim, and Postdoctorate fellow, Dr. Angeles Cohen, at our inaugural event to launch Concordia University’s Decolonial Perspectives and Practises (DPP) Hub. November 1st, 4:45-6pm at 4th Space Concordia University in the LB Building.
Afrofuturism as an Arts Movement: Black Fantasy, Science & Speculative Fiction in Visual Arts from 2009 to 2019
Quentin VerCetty Lindsay is an award-winning multidisciplinary visual griot (storyteller) and arts educator who is currently working on his MA in Art Education at Concordia University with a focus on teaching Afrofuturism to underserved communities. Lindsay's art has been featured in numerous media outlets and publications in various countries including Japan, Haiti, Peru, Ghana, Australia, United Arab Emirates, and France.
For more information on EAHR’s Library Research Residency and Quentin’s research project on Afrofuturism (and our previous year’s project on African art by Chelsy Monie), please visit the Concordia Library Website at: https://www.concordia.ca/library/guides/art-history.html#4.
Co-presented by SAVAC and Cinema Politica
In partnership with the EAHR Concordia (Ethnocultural Art Histories Research Group) and EAHR|Media CISSC Working Group, Concordia University.
A discussion will follow the screening with curator Sharlene Bamboat and artists Swapnaa Tamhane (August Fröhls) and Oliver Husain. Moderated by Ronald Rose-Antoinette.
MONITOR 13 invites the viewer to consider the indecipherable traces and charges of the past. It is an invitation to dance to the meditative, moving images in the program. Through letters, biographies, surfaces, sounds and architectures, the curators have assembled the films to gesture not only towards things lost and hidden along the way, but their connections to living and renewal.
MONITOR is SAVAC’s longstanding experimental South Asian film and video program that holds steady engagement with an international community of artists, curators and critics, initiating dialogues around the shifting nature of South Asian politics, economies and landscapes through artists’ film.
Curators: Priya Sen, Sharlene Bamboat
Artists: Faraz Anoushahpour & Parastoo Anoushahpour, Rehana Zaman, Nazli Dinçel, Michelle Williams Gamaker, August Fröhls, Weeda Azim, Oliver Husain