Congratulations to Todd Caissie
The program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies congratulates CHAPS student Todd Caissie on his forth-coming publication in a peer-reviewed book.
The book will contain a selection of papers that were presented during the three day conference, Civilian Internment in Canada: Histories and Legacies, held in Winnipeg Canada in June 2015. This conference was the first event of its kind to examine internment experiences in Canada from a comparative perspective. The conference brought together scholars and researchers with individuals and families directly impacted by Canadian internment.
The working title for the paper is The New Brunswick Internment Camp Museum: Preserving the History of Internment Camp B-70, and will be co-authored by the Director of the New Brunswick Internment Camp Museum. The paper will be included in the section on internment in museums and in the realm of public history. The book will be published by the University of Manitoba Press in 2017.
CHAPS’s Banda Islands Project
The Historic and Marine Landscape of the Banda Islands
Since 2014 the CHAPS program has been involved in the development of the nomination of Indonesia's Banda Islands (the fabled Spice Islands) as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the start, Archer St. Clair Harvey and Joëlla van Donkersgoed have pushed for a reevaluation of this site for the Tentative List as a "mixed" Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site--an outstanding example of a place in which cultural and natural elements are intertwined in its history and marine environment. In January 2015 their effort has been acknowledged by UNESCO and consequently the site is now listed on their Tentative List as a mixed site.
Following this development, the nomination team travelled to the Banda Islands in order to get an idea of the scope and viability of the project. Below you can view a video impression of this visit and the scope of the project.
Video produced by Joëlla van Donkersgoed.
The project will continue during the next years, when both Ken Taylor and Jessica Brown (expert in natural heritage) will work closely together with the CHAPS program as Associated Graduate Faculty members.
Please visit this website of UNESCO to read the full Tentative List description: http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/6065/.