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Conference "Histories of Urban Knowledge"

Call for papers | Université de Montréal | September 27th-28th, 2019

This conference, while grounded in the historical discipline, is open to interdisciplinary reflections and to other approaches that enrich our understanding of how urban knowledge is made and employed. The starting point for our reflections is the Canadian city, and in particular Montréal, but we welcome case studies and lines of questioning that move beyond or transcend that frame. Our definition of urban knowledge is open and flexible, encompassing not just expertise but a wide range of other possible ways of knowing the city and engaging with the urban question.

Please send by December 15th a paper proposal including the name of the presenter(s), institutional affiliation, a one-page CV, paper title, and an abstract of 500 words or less. The proposals can be sent at the following address: savoirs.urbains [at] gmail.com


CISQ International Seminar "Voyage au Québec: auto et hétéro-représentations"

Call for papers | University of Genova | April 11th-12th, 2019 

[In French] L’édition génoise du colloque biannuel du CISQ va regrouper les chercheurs du CISQ, ainsi que des chercheurs extérieurs, autour du thème du voyage au Québec, dans les domaines de la culture, de la langue et de la littérature. Des grands voyageurs de l’époque de la Nouvelle-France aux représentations du Québec dans les guides touristiques, voici un sujet très vaste qui pourra montrer la recherche en études québécoises dans toute sa richesse.

Nous vous invitons donc à soumettre une proposition de communication (titre et bref résumé de 200 mots environ, plus références bibliographiques) avant le 15 novembre 2018 à l’adresse cisqunige2019 [at] gmail.com.


Assistant Professor, School of Urban Planning, McGill University

Call for applications | McGill University, School of Urban Planning | December 15th, 2018

The School of Urban Planning invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship to commence in August 2019. This is a junior position, but consideration will also be given to outstanding mid-career and senior candidates (Associate and Full Professors). We seek candidates who bring critical perspectives to bear on professional practice. In addition, the School seeks candidates with one or more of the following specializations: project management, infrastructure planning and operations, transport planning, urban design, urban computing, history of planning and regulations, and human-environment interactions.

All application documents must be sent in PDF format to jobapplications.planning [at] mcgill.ca. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by the 15th of December 2018.


"Montreal as seen by" series

Conferences | November 6th to February 12th, 2019 | CIRM (3438 McTavish St.)

The Quebec Studies Student Association, in collaboration with the Quebec Studies Program (QSP), the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM) and the International Student Services (ISS) are happy to inaugurate a new lunch-discussion series on living in Montreal as seen by Montrealers coming from different professional backgrounds.

Conferences will be held in English and French. RSVP : quebecstudies [at] gmail.com

To consult the full programmation:  Image icon serie_qssa.jpg


Exhibition "Trajectoires"

Exhibition | September 1st to October 14th, 2018 | Stewart Hall Art Gallery

October 20th to November 25th, 2018 | Maison de la culture Mercier

[In French] Ce projet d'exposition est né d’un désir de comprendre comment les changements de lieu, de culture et d’entourage affectent les vies, et particulièrement les pratiques artistiques. Plusieurs questions y sont explorées. Comment les ancrages se refont-ils, s’ils se refont? Pourquoi et comment certains éléments du travail artistique perdurent-ils alors que d’autres s’effritent avec le temps et le mouvement? Comment le travail change-t-il? Est-ce que les préoccupations sont toujours les mêmes suite à un exil? Comment le pays d’origine se ressent-il dans la pratique artistique? Et comment le pays d’accueil influence-t-il l’œuvre?


Survey on the location of work activities

Exploratory survey | October 2018 to March 2019 | Online

Where does work (understood as remunerated economic activity) take place? Many people in the laborforce move around and much of their work can now occur in cafés, at home, in restaurants or in co-working spaces: but we still know very little about what types of work activity take place where, and about how workers feel about these new work arrangements. Richard Shearmur, professor of Urban Planning at McGill, is currently conducting an exploratory survey that aims to better conceptualise and understand where people's economic activity occurs and how workers feel about it. Click here to take the survey!

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