photo: airing out linens, Algeria

Curatorial Research Group

Our workshop Curatorial Research Group is a core group of faculty, postdocs, advanced graduate students, and practitioners interested in exploring the idea of curating as a mode of public scholarship, and in developing new project ideas growing from their own social, cultural, and historical research. Using museological traditions and exhibitionary practices as a jumping-off point, members of the group (and occasional outside guests) run workshops designed to actively engage participants in thinking and dialogue around new possibilities for curatorial practice. Some of our meetings serve as “incubator sessions” in which group members’ own seed ideas or works-in-progress are presented for constructive feedback and critique. In others, outside guests present and engage us with some of the tools of their practice. Curatorial working group sessions provide a challenging but collegial space in which to explore emerging ideas and generate creative approaches to public scholarship.

If you are interested in presenting your work in the context of the Curatorial Research Group, please contact CEREV at

Read about our first meeting here.

Read about the curatorial experiments of CEREV’s SSHRC-funded research team here.

Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence