Naomi Norquay on “Remembering in a Context of Forgetting: The Old Durham Road Black Pioneer Settlement”

norquay photoThe York Centre for Education and Community Graduate Student Network (YCEC-GSN) is pleased to announce an exciting public lecture by Dr. Naomi Norquay: “Remembering in a Context of Forgetting: The Old Durham Road Black Pioneer Settlement” on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, from 1pm to 4pm at theTechnology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Building, 3rd Floor, Room 3072.

Norquay’s presentation will explore her research on the Black pioneer settlement along the Old Durham Road in Grey County. Drawing on Marlene Kadar’s notion of the autobiographical trace and Avery Gordon’s considerations of ghostly hauntings, Norquay looks at the ‘evidences’ provided by the land, the archives and oral history accounts in her attempts to bring this historic community to life.

 

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