Carly AdamLethbridge professor Carly Adams will discuss her Nikkei Memory Capture Project in a Jan. 28 lecture.

Oral history of Japanese Canadians subject of lecture

A project to gather the stories of Japanese Canadians after the Second World War is the subject of a public presentation Friday, Jan. 28, by professor Carly Adams of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Lethbridge.

Dr. Adams is co-director of the Alberta university’s Centre for Oral History and Tradition, where she explores community, resiliency, and gender, with a focus on sport and leisure experiences.

She is a principal investigator in collaboration with colleague Darren Aoki of a community-based oral history project focusing on Japanese Canadian histories in southern Alberta, which she will discuss in her lecture “Chasing a Dream: Public Histories and Digital Storytelling through the Nikkei Memory Capture Project.”

Adams is editor of Sport History Review and Sport and Recreation in Canadian History, co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Sport History, and author of the 2011 Queens of the Ice, a history for young adults of the Preston Rivulettes women’s hockey team.

Her Friday lecture, conducted over Microsoft Teams from noon to 1 p.m., is part of the Faculty of Human Kinetics Distinguished Speakers’ Series. Click here to attend.

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