Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2009 remix on Friday and Saturday wraps up with some "apple pie and national security"



    OTTAWA, May 28 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
                         What's on - Friday, May 29

    9:00 a.m. - Setting Congress to Music, Carleton professor Jesse Stewart
    will present a lecture-recital based on his own composition The Canadian
    Remix Project. This piece is performed on 13 turntables - one for each
    Canadian province and territory. These will play fragments of spoken word
    LP recordings that he has collected over the past 10 years which relate
    to Canadian history and culture. Stewart is an award-winning
    percussionist, composer, improviser, artist, instrument builder, educator
    and writer.

                         What's on - Saturday, May 30

    9:00 a.m. - Carleton University PhD student Michelle Gregus will present
    a paper which argues that popular representations of "home cooking" tap
    into a hunger for security and reinforce national boundaries in the face
    of fears about national security, economic uncertainty and modernity.

    10:45 a.m. - Sonja Macdonald of York University explores the questions
    around news and reporting on television in Canada. Her talk it titled
    "Shrinking Market: What Has Happened to Local Television in Canada?"

    10:45 a.m. - The topic of knitting has been overtaking blogs and
    newspapers alike. Find out why with Wilfred Laurier's Glenna Harris, as
    she presents Knitting in Public: Craft and the Remaking of Everyday
    Spaces.

    10:45 a.m. - Kimberley Naqvi makes a technical presentation on Spatial
    and Temporal Patterns in Canada's Housing Bubble.
    

    Information about Congress 2009: The Congress of the Humanities and
Social Sciences is taking place at Carleton University from May 23 to 31,
2009. Organized by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social
Sciences, Congress 2009 brings together a broad cross-section of fields of
study. The Federation is the voice of Canada's humanities and social sciences
community, representing more than 50,000 researchers through 69 associations,
75 universities and colleges and seven affiliates across Canada. Congress is
supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.




For further information:

For further information: Caitlin Kealey, Congress 2009 media team, (613)
520-3552, ckealey@fedcan.ca; steve_blais@carleton.ca

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