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Video capsule

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Going Out to Forget

In the world of the City Night imagined by Heather O’Neill, Magda Fahrni takes inspiration from a small bag decorated with pearls to explore 1930s Canada, in the middle of the economic crisis.

Next to the lines of unemployed people that form during the day in front of City Hall or the soup kitchen, there are nighttime pleasures, like the movies, the dance hall or the dreams of great balls. People go out to distract themselves, to get away, to forget…

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Magda Fahrni, professor of the history of Quebec, Université du Québec à Montréal

History of the night

For the 2020 edition, the History of the Night lecture series offered in partnership with UQAM’s Research Group on the History of Sociabilities (GRHS) is changing formats. Through videos, four historians will introduce you to hidden facets of the history of the night, taking inspiration from artifacts presented in each world of the exhibition.

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