AGIC 2023 presents: “Religion Performed”


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The 28th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference at Concordia University (Tiohtià:ke/Montréal) is pleased to present the theme of this year’s conference: Religion Performed: Insights at the Intersection of Religiosity, Performance, and Performativity. This hybrid event will take place over two days in the winter 2023 semester: March 9th (hybrid full day) and March 16th (virtual half day). We are excited to welcome keynote speakers Dr. Miranda Crowdus, and Dr. Jennifer Selby, as well as multidisciplinary artists, and presenters from universities across North America. More information concerning 2023 presenters can be found by clicking the “AGIC 2023” menu in the top right section of this page. We thank you for your continued interest and support. 

Lands Acknowledgement:

According to Catherine Walsh and Walter Mignolo, ‘decoloniality’ is a fundamentally relational concept, which is to say that within the multitude of networks that engender our world, no mode of contact can be separated from the other. Working within such a thematic framework demands a certain ethic of accountability to the territories on which we, the AGIC Committee, have been organizing. Concordia University (where AGIC is primarily situated) is located on the unceded lands and waters of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation, who are and have long been recognized as its custodians. Tiohtià:ke/Montréal has — and continues to be — a gathering place for many First Nations, and is now home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples.

In addition, we recognize the Algonquin/Omàmiwinini, Abenaki, and Okanagan Nations whose neighbouring unceded lands and waters we have also occupied as we connect with one another through the digital universe. We invite all who will join us for this year’s hybrid event to consider their own social positions and geographic locations in relation/s to Indigenous sovereignty.

(Adapted from Concordia’s official territorial acknowledgment as passed by the Indigenous Directions Leadership in Feb 2017)