You are invited: Part of Living Heritage in Saskatchewan: A Sharing Series
This is a continuation of the online talks that took place around living heritage this spring and early summer.
Each session gathered about 40 people, from the University and from various non-profit organizations working in the area of living heritage in Saskatchewan.
“Living Heritage in Practice”
Part of Living Heritage in Saskatchewan: A Sharing Series
The University of Regina Humanities Research Institute (HRI) and the Living Heritage Research Cluster (which includes Heritage Saskatchewan) invite the community interested in living heritage in our province as well as students and faculty to join us in a virtual conversation. Each time a speaker will present a project or will discuss their research around this theme through a Zoom conversation.
Kristin Catherwood, B.A. Honours (University of Regina); M.A. (Memorial University of Newfoundland), will present the methods and approach that are proper to her work with Heritage Saskatchewan. She joined Heritage Saskatchewan in 2015 as Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer, the second position of its kind in Canada, to support Heritage Saskatchewan’s ground-breaking work in living heritage.
A trained folklorist specializing in ethnography and community engagement, Kristin takes the principles of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) and living heritage from theory to praxis, utilizing established methodological frameworks from her background in ethnography and adapting them to the unique cultural context of Saskatchewan. Recently, her role has evolved to the position of Director of Living Heritage. In this capacity, she reflects on the dynamic nature of heritage in the province and is responsive to the needs of Saskatchewan communities. To date, Kristin has worked in more than 50 communities across the province with diverse groups, including: rural museum committees; newcomers to Saskatchewan; Indigenous youth; northern First Nations; federal inmates; urban community groups; among many others. She has coordinated three living heritage projects and is currently facilitating a fourth – COVID-19 Culture: A Living Heritage Project of the Pandemic in Saskatchewan, in partnership with the Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society.
Objectives of this series:
- to better understand living heritage and come to a common understanding of what it can mean in Saskatchewan;
- to encourage sharing ideas and knowledge;
- to create awareness of projects and break down silos;
- to create the potential for common projects and collaborations between researchers and community organizations.
September 23, 1pm
“Living Heritage in Practice”
We ask that you register ahead of time through Eventbrite (see link above). A link and password to the Zoom meeting will then be shared with you once you register.
Invitations will follow for the following sessions and will be available on the HRI website (http://www.humanitiesresearch.org/) and on the U of R events page.
If you have any questions or hope to contribute to this series in the future, please contact Jérôme Melançon (firstname.lastname@example.org), Special Advisor for the Living Heritage Research Cluster. For more information on the Research Cluster, please see: https://www.uregina.ca/research/research-expertise/research-strengths/living-heritage.html.