Memory Book Launch

Nov 08, 2018
  • Capacity: 80
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location:
    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, our 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.

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

Shannon Walsh, Theatre and Film

Harvey Richer, Physics and Astronomy

Elee Gardiner, Poet


The reception will include music, refreshments and a cash bar. 

This venue is located walking distance from public transit. If you are driving, there is metered parking along Main St.

Please register for this event as space is limited.  

There will be books available for sale, or you can order a copy of Memory online here.

Read Memory online for free through JSTOR via their open access book portal here.

Read our Wall Papers feature on the Memory book here.

This event is being co-sponsored by the Consulate General of France in Vancouver.