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New iJournal issue addresses ‘Difficult Memories and the Museum’

Submitted on Monday, September 26, 2022

The summer 2022 issue of the iJournal, focusing on Difficult Memories and the Museum, is out.

“We’re really excited about this issue as it highlights the phenomenal work taking place in the [Museum Studies] program as well as the global conversations happening in museum studies regarding the management and curation of cultural artifacts associated with difficult pasts,” said Kaushar Mahetaji, outgoing editor-in-chief of the open-access journal, which is run by graduate students at the Faculty of Information.

Much of the work in this latest issue adopts a global perspective and comes from and/or is inspired by dialogue between students in Canada and researchers situated in Brazil. The special issue itself stems from work completed in MSL2115H (Global Cultures and Museums), taught by Prof. Bruno R. Véras.

The aim is of the iJournal is to publish exemplary student research on the divergent topics of information studies, thereby fostering collective identity and interdisciplinary understanding among information students, faculty, and practitioners.