October 12, 2018 – October 13, 2018 all-day

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten” – Rudyard Kipling

Playing with History: A Performance-Based Historiography Symposium brings together emerging and established scholars from across Canada for a two-day gathering, October 12-13, 2018 at York University in Toronto. It will examine the socio-political, pedagogical, and community outreach potential of an emerging research methodology known as “performance-based historiography.” Bridging theatre and performance studies, dance studies, cultural history, and anthropology, performance-based historiography uses living 21st-century people to embody aspects of past performances, to reveal information and questions, and to probe a past moment or practice differently than archival or text-based analysis allows.

For complete details including schedule, locations, bios and more visit https://playinghistoryca.wordpress.com/