PUBlic Professor Series | Dr. Carly Adams

Join kinesiology professor, Dr. Carly Adams, as she explores

"Hey, why don't we have a bonspiel?" Oral Histories, Sport, and (re)Imaging Community.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Event Location: Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge, 320 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, AB

FREE. Everyone welcome. No RSVP required. Seating is limited, however, so arrive early!

Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

In this talk, Dr. Adams will highlight the value of conducting oral histories, both as a methodological strategy, and a form of activist research. Drawing on a number of projects, she explores how oral histories allow us to consider, question, and, in some instances, rewrite dominant narratives of community, sport, and social change.

In particular, she will address two projects, separated by time and space, to consider the place of oral history in contemporary scholarship and communities. On one hand, Dr. Adams considers the case of the Preston Rivulettes, arguably the greatest women’s hockey team ever to lace up their skates. On the other, she considers a current project she's working on with Dr. Darren Aoki (Plymouth University, UK), in which they consider community (re)building in the Nikkei community in southern Alberta in the post-WWII period.

Individually and together, these projects highlight the value of oral histories, both in terms of drawing attention to histories too often left in the margins of scholarly work, and in reminding ourselves and each other about critical moments, peoples, and communities in histories of the places and spaces we inhabit.