Exploring Contemporary Life Narratives

Zoey Gray for ASTU 100A G01

CAPCON 2016 Recap

The annual CAP Conference (CAPCON) showcases the work and research of students from the various streams within the first year Co-ordinated…

“Digital Graveyards”: Memorialization via Facebook

Nowadays, most people with Internet access possess a Facebook account. But what happens with these people’s profiles once they pass…

Music, Memory, and Identity

“Music connects people with who they have been, who they are, and their lives…” – Alive Inside (2014) Alive Inside:…

Tumblr, Archives, and Accessibility

This past Tuesday, ASTU 100A’s Archives Project Showcase featured five research projects which were based on archival materials found in UBC’s…

Considering The Ethics of Archives

Last week I had the opportunity to visit UBC’s Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC), where I was able to…

Social Media and Collective Mourning

November 13, 2015 marks one of the most horrific days Paris has ever seen. Of course, with 130 innocent people dead, this…

Overcoming Adversity in Disability Life Narratives

G. Thomas Couser’s work on disability life narratives in “Signifying Bodies” highlights the “devaluation” and “stigmatization” of disabled people that are…

HONY Life Narratives

Humans of New York is a project started in 2010 by American photographer Brandon Stanton, who began to document strangers’ life narratives in just…

Life Narrative Fieldwork

A well-known life narrative I chose to examine is The Diary of a Young Girl, written by Anne Frank, a…

Exploring Contemporary Life Narratives

“Everything depends on upbringing.”  —Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace My name is Zoey Gray, and my life narrative would begin like…

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