Study days


Interuniversity and Interdisciplinary Study Days
on Mass Violence

February 16 and March 16, 2017

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
et Université du Québec à Montréal


The purpose of the study days is to examine, from an interdisciplinary perspective (art history, journalism, political science, etc.), the concepts and central issues concerning the representation, mediation and memorialization of mass violence.

The two events, organized by the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), the Centre interuniversitaire d’études et de recherches autochtones (CIÉRA), the Chaire Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, bring together students engaged in advanced research and educators from the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. They are led by MIGS and CIÉRA and Chaire Raoul-Dandurand researchers and artist Emanuel Licha (visiting professor at UQAM). Participants, faculty and students may use the language of their choice (French or English).

In parallel, a group of students from the Master program at the École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-La Villette (ENSAPLV), has worked on similar issues. They are invited to join the group of the Study Days to present their work during a poster session that will take place during the symposium.

February 16, 2017: The first day focuses on the exhibitions Mundos and Now Have a Look at this Machine. The day is divided between a tour of the exhibitions and a discussion about how the works of Teresa Margolles and Emanuel Licha mediatize mass violence. Several texts on the issues raised by the two artists serve as a starting point for the discussion.

March 16, 2017: The second day is a prelude to the symposium Topographies of Mass Violence (March 31 – April 1, 2017). The discussion is about the work done by various participants in the symposium. These discussions  give students an opportunity to play a significant role during the actual symposium by acting as respondents for presenters, but also by submitting poster proposals for the poster session.




Maria Juliana Angarita, Master program, Muséologie, UQAM
Edward Bacal, PhD program, Art History, University of Toronto
Andréanne Bissonnette, Master program, Sciences politiques, UQAM
Julie Bruneau, Master program, histoire de l’art, UQAM
Josianne Dulong-Savignac, Master program, Théâtre, UQAM
Anne-Sophie Garcia, PhD program, Art History, McGill University
Sheena Hoszko, alumi MFA program, Concordia University
Marie-Hélène Leblanc, PhD program, Études et pratiques des arts, UQAM
Jake Moore, PhD program, Art History, McGill University
Azra Rashid, PhD program, Art History, McGill University
Mylène de Repentigny-Corbeil, Master program, Communication, UQAM
Alexandra Salinas, Master program, Sciences politiques, Université de Montréal
Leila Zelli, Master program, arts visuels, UQAM


Mediation team MAC

Éric Bertrand
Sandra El Ouerguemi
Tracy Grosvenor


Professors and resarchers

Marie Lamensch, MIGS, Concordia University
François LeTourneux, MAC
Emanuel Licha, École des arts visuels et médiatiques, UQAM
Nicolai Pogadl, MIGS, Concordia University
Elisabeth Vallet, Chaire Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques, UQAM
Jean-Philippe Uzel, Départment d’histoire de l’art, UQAM



Véronique Leblanc, independent curator
Nazik Dakkach, project coordinator


Additional participants to the ‘Poster Session’ (Master program, École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris-La Villette – ENSAPLV)

Luis Lopez, researcher and professor, ENSAPLV and EHESS, Paris
Leyla Assef
Lena Beys
Duc Dung Cu
Laura Conche
Sara Lesueur
Martina Moro
Irene Princivalle