22 March 2013

Place Is Space Made Meaningful

Sean Graham's latest episode of his History Slam podcast sees Jim Opp and John C. Walsh of Carleton University's History Department discuss their book Placing Memory and Remembering Place in Canada.
This is a fairly academic discussion, and looks at the significance of place in a community (or communities) context. As Sean Graham comments "What I found particularly interesting about the book was how the ideas and concepts are at work in our everyday lives – oftentimes without us being completely conscious of them. We touch on this in the episode and also chat about the meaning of place, the development of collective memory, and what it’s like to collaborate on a major project."
How about the individual and family context where even the most mundane place can be of personal and family significance?

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