Film Master Class - “Data Mining the Deceased”

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm EDT
Event Location: 
Waverley Resource Library, 285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 1A9
Event Fee: 
Free and open the public.

The Department of History is pleased to support two Master Classes at this year’s Bay Street Film Festival. The Master Classes take place in the auditorium of the Waverley Library, they are free, and are open to the public.

The second Master Class is with Dr. Julia Creet of York University. Dr. Creet is the director of “Data Mining the Deceased.” Her presentation is entitled The Genealogy of Genealogy and it is on Saturday Sept. 16 at 10:30 am. Professor Julia Creet explores the privacy and ownership concerns over the collection, aggregation and transfer of vast amounts of information – about the living and the dead – within and across borders. Julia will talk about past and current work as a filmmaker and writer who specializes in memory studies and literary nonfiction.