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‘Any idea we had about privacy is over,’ says author of new book on genealogy

2019-10-10T15:33:00-05:00October 10th, 2019|

Featured Image: Julia Creet and the cover of her upcoming publication. Image reproduced with the permission of the University of Massachusetts Press Genealogy is a white-hot topic, an endless data mining project and a very lucrative business. Three years ago, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Professor Julia Creet produced and directed Data Mining the [...]

The Genealogical Sublime

2019-10-10T14:28:06-05:00September 25th, 2019|

The Genealogical Sublime by Julia Creet Coming February, 2020. Since the early 2000s, genealogy has become a lucrative business, an accelerating online industry, a massive data mining project, and fodder for reality television. But the fact remains that our contemporary fascination with family history cannot be understood independently of the powerful [...]

April 6, 2019: Screening, Data Mining the Deceased: Ancestry and the Business of Family

2019-09-25T12:52:07-05:00April 2nd, 2019|

Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM Wellington Branch Library, 261 Main St. Wellington, ON, K0K 3L0 FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2098992593548918/ Genealogy is arguably the largest historical enterprise in the world, and one of the largest data mining operations. Data Mining the Deceased takes a probing look at individual and industry stakes [...]

More than 26 million people have sent in their DNA for ancestry testing. Are you one of them? Thinking of jumping on the genetic genealogy bandwagon?

2019-03-28T09:41:51-05:00March 27th, 2019|

As part of my research, I brought together 6 experts in genealogy, genetics, racial identity, indigenous DNA, privacy and medical ethics to present 20-minute talks at the Ontario Archives. The workshop was live-streamed and reached over 1200 people from around the world. Thousands more have watched it online. The Genealogy and Genetics Workshop is AVAILABLE [...]

Ancêtres Inc. Affaires de famille – Affaires d’argent Disponible en Français

2019-09-25T12:54:14-05:00March 27th, 2019|

Je suis très heureux d’annoncer la sortie de la version française de Ancêtres Inc. Affaires de famille - Affaires d’argent, mon documentaire sur la grande entreprise de l’histoire familiale. Le documentaire a été diffusé pour la première fois sur TVO il y a deux ans. Depuis, il a été rediffusé une douzaine de fois [...]

Memory and Migration: multidisciplinary approaches to memory studies

2019-04-04T13:56:24-05:00March 26th, 2019|

Memory and Migration: multidisciplinary approaches to memory studies by Julia Creet (Editor), Andreas Kitzmann (Editor) The link between memory and place has historically attended the study of memory in every sense: in its contents (our attachment to memories of home); in its practices (place as an aid to rote memorization); [...]

H.G. Adler: Life, Literature, Legacy

2019-04-04T13:56:30-05:00March 26th, 2019|

H.G. Adler: Life, Literature, Legacy Winner of the Jewish Thought and Culture Award from the Canadian Jewish Literary Awards. by Julia Creet (Editor), Amira Bojadzija-Dan (Editor), Sara R Horowitz (Editor) H. G. Adler: Life, Literature, Legacy is the first collection of essays in English dedicated to the life and work [...]

Genealogy and Genetics Workshop

2019-09-25T12:57:24-05:00March 25th, 2019|

Genealogy & Genetics 8-Part Workshop Hosted by Julia Creet, Archives of Ontario (Sept 21, 2018) Thinking of buying an ancestral DNA test for yourself or someone else? Already have your results? This FREE public workshop brings together 6 experts from the fields of ‘Genealogy and Genetics’ help you understand the [...]

MUM: a story about silence

2019-04-04T14:00:04-05:00March 25th, 2019|

MUM A Story About Silence Julia Creet Director, Producer (2008, 37 mins) Part literary detective story and part personal journey, MUM is a documentary drawn from Magda Creet’s memoirs, letters and poems, an archive of a holocaust survivor who left a paper trail to her hidden past. The trail leads [...]