“Visual Storytelling and Graphic Art in Genocide and Human Rights Education” awarded SSHRC Partnership Grant

The Public Humanities Hub is a co-applicant on the newly awarded “Visual Storytelling and Graphic Art in Genocide and Human Rights Education”, a SSHRC Partnership Grant led by Charlotte Schallié, University of Victoria, which will gather and commemorate the experiences of genocide and mass atrocity survivors, including survivors of the Holocaust, as well as from Rwanda, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Syria, and Indigenous genocides in Canada. Building on a SSHRC PDG, “Narrative Art and Visual Storytelling in Holocaust and Human Rights Education”, the expanded project will produce 5 graphic narratives co-created by survivors and artists, as well as a documentary film, traveling exhibitions for museums and galleries, and educational materials.

The project brings together 52 scholars across 16 countries, who will partner with 11 survivors, 13 artists, and 34 museums, schools, human rights groups, and other organizations. The project involves UBC colleagues in Education (co-director Andrea Webb, co-applicant Shannon Leddy, and collaborators Cash Ahenakew, Vanessa Andreotti, and George Belliveau) and in Arts (co-applicants Mary Chapman, Peter Klein, Elizabeth Shaffer, Dallas Hunt, and Shelly Rosenblum and collaborator Biz Nijdam).

Learn more about this project through an interview with PI Charlotte Schallié. See also the recent PDG-funded collection of graphic narratives, BUT I LIVE: THREE STORIES OF CHILD SURVIVORS OF THE HOLOCAUST, which was published with University of Toronto Press in May 2022.

Ethics of Trauma-informed Research webinar mini-series 2023-24 in block letters beside host and sponsor logos of the Visual Storytelling and Graphic Art in Genocide and Human Rights Education, UBC Public Humanities, University of Victoria, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Co-hosted by the UBC-V Public Humanities Hub and the University of Victoria’s Visual Storytelling and Graphic Art in Genocide and Human Rights Education project.

April 27, 2023 | “Participatory Action Research” with Tim Cole
May 4, 2023 | “The Ethics of Oral History Research in Genocide-affected Contexts” with Erin Jessee
May 23, 2023 | “Learning Together in a Good Way: Ethical Relationality and Indigenous Storywork” with Shannon Leddy
July 6, 2023 |Using Research-based Theatre with Post-traumatic Stress Survivors” with George Belliveau and Christina Cook
Nov 2, 2023 |Oral History in the Shadow of the International Criminal Court” with Kjell Anderson
TBD | Panel with the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma