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.