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Simon Harel, Director of the Zones of Tension research team, was invited to participate in the workshop « Les archives audiovisuelles de la Fondation Trudeau » (“The Trudeau Foundation Audiovisual Archives”).

This workshop by invitation brought together approximately 20 members of the Trudeau Foundation (Fellows, Scholars, and Mentors), as well as representatives from the Audiovisual Research Archives (ARA). Its objective was to discuss the challenges and possibilities of creating an electronic forum for researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences that will help them exchange, transfer, and acquire knowledge. The Archives project of the Trudeau Foundation wanted to offer its members a place to post their ongoing research, finished research results, and upcoming research using this electronic forum. The workshop discussed possible epistemological, ethical, and methodological approaches related to this type of project; it also drew from the experiences of the ARA.

Organized in partnership with Audiovisual Research Archives (Dir. Peter Stockinger) and the Cognitive Semiotics and New Medias Team (ESCoM) at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris.

22-24 September 2009
Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH), Paris

Simon HAREL (Sherbrooke, 2 May 2009, numeric image: BCh)

On 13 May 2009, the Trudeau Foundation awarded a Trudeau Fellowship to Simon Harel, Director of the Zones of Tension research project, for his exceptional commitment to and creativity in the fields of literary analysis and cultural studies.

Press Review:

  • article by Daniel Lemay, in La Presse, "Simon Harel de l'UQAM lauréat du prix Trudeau" (“UQAM’s Simon Harel awarded Trudeau Fellowship”)
  • article in Le Devoir, "Le prix Trudeau à Simon Harel" (“Trudeau Fellowship awarded to Simon Harel”)
  • article in L’UQAM au quotidien, "Le professeur Simon Harel remporte le prix Trudeau pour sa contribution exceptionnelle aux études littéraires et culturelles" (“Professor Simon Harel is awarded a Trudeau Fellowship for his exceptional contribution to literary and cultural studies”)

(Olivieri bookstore, Montreal, 12 March 2009, numeric image : BCh)

The discussion Espaces et lieux précaires (Precarious Spaces and Places) took place on 12 March 2009, at 7:00 p.m., at Librairie Olivieri. Organized by the CRILCQ (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises / Interuniversity Research Centre for Québécois Literature and Culture), the event featured Simon Harel and Sherry Simon, two researchers from the Zones of Tension team. The discussion was led by Élisabeth Nardout-Lafarge, a professor at the Université de Montréal.

Video of the discussion