Archaeological and urban heritage: Legacies to build
In 2017, The Confederation and the city of Montreal celebrated their 150th and 375th birthdays. These two anniversaries are the occasion to look into their young heritage. What is it composed of? What efforts are made to preserve it? How do we select what deserves to go down in history and what is forgotten? Talking about disappearance, we seem to easily forget that life existed way before 1642 and 1867. Our history and our heritage are not that young.
The decolonization of archeology: The emergence of a collaborative archeology
Archeology was long thought and practiced in a colonial perspective. There is today an agreed ethics of the discipline according to which archaeologists must, on the one hand, take into consideration the oral history and traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples and, on the other hand, communicate the results of their research. Better still, archeologists should engage indigenous peoples as collaborators. Greater efforts are, however, still needed in Quebec where collaborative archeology remains underdeveloped.
Thinking collectively about our material heritage
Our material heritage, as it has developed since the arrival of the first settlers in America is nascent and precarious. We construct it collectively, each and every one of us, every day. What material image do we wish to bequeath to future generations and to present to other cultures through our heritage? This fundamental question appears to be systematically avoided by all architectural projects, large and small. Is it not time to take the question seriously?
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Continuité: A magazine serving Quebec’s heritage since 1982
Share the expertise of Quebec heritage specialists with the general public and decision-makers. Create awareness of the value of this heritage and encourage the public to become involved in its protection and preservation. Provide a place where researchers and stakeholders can disseminate their knowledge and their initiatives. Generate a reference tool for students and professionals. Build bridges between disciplines and regions since all types of heritage and the entire province are covered by the magazine. Such are the missions that Continuité has pursued since 1982... without interruption.
Focus on the journals
Recherches amérindiennes au Québec aims to contribute to the knowledge of the cultures and socio-political realities of First Nations—primarily of Québec, but also of all the Americas. As a multidisciplinary journal, it opens since 1971 its pages to anthropologists and archaeologists, historians and ethnohistorians, ethnolinguists, and specialists involved in, among other things, the legal, political, economic, literary, and artistic aspects of First Nations.
Since 1982, the goal of the magazine Continuité has been to share with the general public the beauty, sumptuousness and meaning of the architectural, artistic, archeological and museum-related heritage of Quebec. It publishes special reports, interviews, in-depth articles and columns that contribute toward a better knowledge and acknowledgement of our heritage.
Études/Inuit/Studies has published since 1977 studies about traditional and contemporary Inuit societies from Greenland to Russia from a broad social science and humanities perspective (ethnology, politics, law, archaeology, linguistics, history, etc.). Over the years, the journal has become a central meeting point of a vast scientific communications network open to all disciplines and scientific horizons.
Oral History Forum d'histoire orale is the online journal of the Canadian Oral History Association. It serves as the premier meeting place for scholars, archivists, librarians, community activists and others who use oral history in their explorations of the past and present. It began publication in 1975-76 and became an e-journal in 2007-8. Forum publishes peer-reviewed articles, book and multi-media reviews, and other contributions to the field.
Material Culture Review / Revue de la culture matérielle provides a venue for refereed articles, research reports and reviews encompassing a range of approaches to interpreting culture through an analysis of people's relationships to their material world. Aim of the journal is to encourage the use of material evidence in understanding historical change and continuity.
The prime goal of the Urban History Review / Revue d'histoire urbaine is to be a vehicle for the exchange of information, theories, and techniques relating to the development of urban communities over time. The Urban History Review / Revue d'histoire urbaine is concerned with the historical development of urban Canada in a broad sense, with particular emphasis on the following.
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment
is devoted entirely to analyzing the relationship between urban societies and their environment. Topics include, among others, the history of the environment, the status of nature in the city, the attributes and quality of natural and built environments, the impact of environmental stress on health, metropolitan governance and environmental aspects of urban economies.