Erica Lehrer’s co-edited volume with Shelley Ruth Butler, Curatorial Dreams, garnered a review in the National Post!

Click here to read Robert Fulford’s review.







October 13, 2015, 4:30pm 

CEREV Exhibition Lab, LB-671.00

Concordia University

1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W


Co-sponsored by CEREV and the Azrieli Centre for Israel Studies

A dramatic transformation took place in the landscape and demography of Israel after the 1948 war, as hundreds of Palestinian villages throughout the country were depopulated, and for the most part physically erased. How has this transformation been perceived by Israelis? Kadman’s talk suggests some answers, based on a research that systematically explores Israeli attitudes concerning the depopulated Palestinian villages.

Noga Kadman lives near Jerusalem and is an Israeli researcher in the field of human rights and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as a licensed tour guide.  Her main interest is to explore the encounter between Israelis and the Palestinian presence in the landscape and history of the country. She is co-editor of Once Upon a Land: A Tour Guide to Depopulated Palestinian Villages and Towns (in Hebrew and Arabic)

For additional information on Noga Kadman, follow the link below to the website for the Tel Aviv Review where you can find an interview with her from August 13 2015 (9. “Palestine in Ruins: Israel and the Depopulated Villages of 1948):

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Feb. 28 – March 2

A three-day symposium on contemporary Indigenous film, media arts and exhibitionary practice featuring Canadian artists, filmmakers, scholars, and curators.

Transmissions: Sharing Indigenous Knowledge and Histories in the Digital Era is a three-day collaborative event including workshops, a film screening, an interactive art installation and a public symposium. Transmissions will explore the interface of Indigenous knowledge and oral history with digital technologies, experimental museology, and new communicative forms in twenty-first century exhibition and artistic practice. The symposium provides an opportunity for prominent academics, curators and museum professionals to discuss their recent research in the fields of Indigenous exhibition and curatorial practice, particularly as it relates to the experimental interface of museum work, art, and technology, and to enter into dialogue with Indigenous artists and arts professionals who also employ new media and digital technologies in their artistic practice.


In spring 2009, CEREV hosted the Curating Difficult Knowledge conference, which brought together 50 international, interdisciplinary scholars to engage with this new domain of inquiry. At the time, I was a student in Concordia’s Art History department, and grappling with many of the issues raised by the presenters and during the lively discussions that followed. While recording the conference proceedings together with History student Robert Leeson, we decided we wanted to engage on a deeper level with participants about what spoke to them to the conference topic. What resulted was a series of interviews, ranging from Professor Roger Simon, who gave the key note address, to other scholars, students and the general public. We began each interview by asking the interviewee to define what they understood to be difficult knowledge. A collection of their selected answers are presented in the short video posted below. To read more about the conference and download the program, go here.

Post and video by Amber Berson.

Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence