Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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.Join kinesiology professor, Dr. Carly Adams, as she explores "Hey, why don't we have a bonspiel?" Oral Histories, Sport, and (re)Imaging Community.
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.
FREE. Everyone welcome. No RSVP required. Seating is limited, however, so arrive early!