Critical Museology International Graduate Field School, Concordia University, Montreal

Kate will be lecturing as a part of the Critical Museology International Graduate Field School in the Department of History at Concordia University, along with members Dr. Shelley Ruth Butler, Dr. Jennifer Carter, Dr. Angela Failler, Dr. Heather Igloliorte, Dr. Erica Lehrer, and Dr. Monica Patterson.

Taking place from May 15–27, 2017, the field school will ask:

“How do museums in Canada and globally enhance the public sphere, acting as leaders in conversations about expanding citizenship, belonging, and ideas of national heritage?

The Field School in Critical Museology exposes students to the most current approaches to critical museology theory and practice: from decolonizing, human rights, digital, and children’s museology to the treatment of “difficult knowledge” with innovative curatorial and pedagogical approaches. Leading experts in the field will deliver study units that address current issues, challenges, and areas of innovation in Canadian and international museums. These units are complemented with guided “behind the scenes” field-study visits to Montreal museums.

This Summer Field School at Concordia’s Curating and Public Scholarship Lab ( aims to build an international network of peers in this growing, interdisciplinary field. As part of this year’s course, students will design and present their own “curatorial dream” to an international, specialist audience during the inaugural “Museum Anthropology Futures” conference at Concordia (May 25-27, 2017).