The GIRA is a grouping of researchers from various national and disciplinary backgrounds within the social sciences who collectively examine issues pertaining to the Americas.
The general purpose of the GIRA is to examine and develop a common, continent based reflection on what is and what means the american continent in terms of identity productions, borders, relations between languages and cultures, movements of populations, social development, cultural productions, etc.
For this purpose, they are trying to experiment, in the most systematic way possible, encounters with the other. In other words, they are striving in their research to cross various backgrounds and national origins, historical experiences, knowledges and disciplines.
[ Posted 4 février 2013 ]
GIRA's seminar presented by Maurice Demers and Michel Nareau (in French): Forms, issues and networks of québécois discourses on Latin America.[ Read More ]
[ Posted 10 janvier 2013 ]
«Dystopian expression in Denys Arcand's work», presented by Lucas Moreira (PhD Candidate at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil), on January 18th 2013, at the INRS, between 2pm and 5pm.[ Read More ]
[ Posted 26 novembre 2012 ]
The conference «L’Américanisation de la culture : transnationalisme et transculturalisme» will be presented by Afef Benessaieh and Jean-François Côté, Friday December 7 2012, at 2pm, at the INRS (Sherbrooke metro station)...[ Read More ]
Revisioning the Americas through Indigenous Cinema / Regards autochtones sur les Amériques / Visiones indígenas sobre las Americas is a annual international conference that aims to reach a greater understanding of the role of Indigenous film experiences and perspectives in what are, and what can become, the Americas. Presented in Montréal and Kahnawake as part of the First People's festival Présence autochtone, the event creates a place for meeting, sharing and reflection bringing together Indigenous filmmakers/videomakers, producers and distributors, as well as Native and non-Native scholars and university students.
Revisioning the Americas through Indigenous Cinema is presented by the Groupe interdisciplinaire de recherche sur les Amériques in collaboration with the Réseau DIALOG, Terres en vues and the Kanien'kehaka Onkwawenna Raotitiohkwa cultural and linguistic center.
Aside from being an annual event/conference, Revisioning the Americas through Indigenous Cinema is a long-term project which will be developing, among others, in this web site throughout the coming months. The projects aims to be the expression of the multiplicity and of the crossing of perspectives and experiences which must be understood as essential to the becoming of the Americas.