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MARCH 2024

Remembering Spaces of Internment/

Se rappeler des espaces d'internement

Workshop 6–8 March 2024

University of Arizona • Tucson

Program (coming soon)

15 minute presentations followed by discussion.


Day 1 - Wednesday 6 March 2024

8:30 – 9:00.   Welcome (coffee)


9:00 – 9:30.   Greeting and ReSI Project Goals. Aurélie Audéval, Nicolas Fischer, Beth Weinstein


9:30 – 10:30.  Session 1: Synergies at ReSI’s origins

Dr. Beth Weinstein, Associate Professor, UArizona

“Rendering sensible the space of the Centre d’Identification de Vincennes”


Dr. Aurélie Audeval, Junior Professor, Université de Lille - IRHIS

“Logics of Internment: One interment can hide another”


Dr. Nicolas Fischer, Researcher CNRS - CESDIP

“Administrative Retention Centers and the State of Law: internment in democratic contexts”


10:30 – 10:45                 Break


10:45 – 11:30   Session 2: Political Logics of Internment

Dr. Alex Braithwaite, Professor, UArizona

Dr. Rachel Van Nostrand, PostDoc, UArizona

“The concentration and contagion of cruelty: how governments emulate the use of concentration camps”


Dr. Terrence G. Peterson, Assistant Professor, Florida International University

“Supervision, Resettlement, Regroupment? The Logics of Internment at France's Rivesaltes Camp”


11:30 – 12:00  Brainstorming 1: Logics of Internment (Aurélie Audéval)


12:00 – 1:30                  Lunch


1:30 – 2:30.   Session 3: Spaces of Internment

Henrique Trindade, Museum of Immigration (São Paulo/Brazil)

“An immigrant Hostel in Brazil as a Space for Internment”


Dr. Alexandra Natoli, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Indiana

“The ‘Heart’ of Auschwitz : Remembering the Auschwitz Birkenau Latrines”


Dr. Rowena Ward, Senior Lecturer, University of Wollongong, AUS 

“Nouville internment camp in New Caledonia: a reused penal prison site"


2:30 – 3:00  Brainstorming 2: Space and Trace, Materiality and Representation (Beth Weinstein)


3:00 – 3:15                      Break


3:15 – 4:15.  Session 4: Internee Agency I

Mary M. Farrell, Trans-Sierran Archaeological Research

“The Price of Challenging Internment: Heroism or Ostracism?”


Dr. Sonia C. Gomez, Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University

“Across Barbed Wire and Racial Lines”


Dr. Jennifer L. Jenkins, Professor, University of Arizona

“Captive Audiences: Screening Spaces in Southwestern US Civilian Sequestration Sites”


4:15 – 4:30                    Break


4:30 – 5:30.   Session 5: Internee Agency II

David Taylor, Professor UArizona School of Art

Susan Briante, Professor UArizona Creative Writing

Francisco Cantú, Instructor UArizona Creative Writing

Dr. Anita Huizar-Hernández, Associ. Professor, ASU School of Int’l Letters & Cultures

Greer Millard, Communications Manager, FIRRP

Dora Rodriguez, Director and Co-Founder, Salvavision

“DETAINED: Voices from the Migrant Incarceration”


Dr. Taylor K Miller, moderator


5:30 – 6:00.  Brainstorming 3: In and Out of the Law / State of Exception (Nicolas Fischer)


7:00 – 8:30.  Dinner together


 Day 2 - Thursday 7 March 2024

8:00             Meeting at CAPLA


8:15– 2:30.   Field Studies

8:15                              Depart by 15 passenger van

9:45– 12:30                   Florence and Eloy, Arizona

12:30– 1:15                   Lunch (Eloy)

1:15–2:30                      Return travel by 15 passenger van to TJMHC


2:30–3:30.  Visit Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center (TJMHC)

•  Ben Lepley, Architect / exhibition design


3:30–3:45          travel by 15 passenger van to UA Campus Special Collections


3:45–4:30.  University of Arizona Special Collections

•  Alba Fernandez Keys, Special Collections, UArizona Libraries

•  Miriam Davidson, Guest Curator,, Special Collections, UArizona Libraries


4:30–4:45                      Walk cross campus


4:45– 6:00.   Session 6: Memory Institutions 

Dr. Todd Caissie, Director, New Brunswick Interment Camp Museum, Canada 

Ben Lepley, Architect, Tectonicus

Ori Tsameret, Programming & Education Director, TJMHC


Dr. Aurelie Audeval and Dr. Laurence Prempain, moderators

Day 3 – Friday March 8th, 2024


8:00–8:30.   Coffee


8:30–9:00.  Welcome and Opening Remarks on Remembrance


9:00– 10:00    Session 7: KEY NOTE

Dr. Lynne Horiuchi, Independent scholar

“Architectural History and the Internment Camps of the Japanese American Incarceration of World War II”

• Dr. Anoma Pieris, Professor, University of Melbourne, respondent


10:00– 10:15                 Break


10:15 – 11:15.   Session 8: Camp Traces 

Jeff Burton, Cultural Resources Program Manager, National Park Service Manzanar National Historic Site

“Remembering Imprisoned Orphans: Community Archaeology and Restoration at Children's Village, Mazanar War Relocation Center”


Dr. Koji Lau-Ozawa, Postdoc Fellow, UCLA

“Beyond the Camp: Japanese American Confinement and Topographies of Memory”


Lucile Chaput, PhD Candidate, Université de Rennes 2 – TEMPORA

“The Canadian internment camps of the Second World War: "non-places" of memory?”


11:15 – 11:30                 Break


11:30 – 12:00.  Brainstorming 4: Remembrance via Space, Territoriality/geography (Adèle Sutre)


12:00 – 1:30                   Lunch


1:30 – 2:30.  Session 9: Memory Traces

Nancy Ukai, Director, 50 Objects/Stories: the Japanese American Incarceration Founding member, Wakasa Memorial Committee

“Rediscovering a WWII tragedy at Topaz, Utah: Unearthing memories, grief and hidden history”


Dr. John-Michael H. Warner, Associate Professor, Kent State University

“Internment and Representing Poston Japanese American Internment Camp”


Kaitlin Findlay, PhD Candidate, Cornell University

“A Humanitarian Vision Lost: Tracing the Visual Aesthetics of Twentieth-Century Internationalism in the Representation and Memory of Canadian Sites of Internment”


2:30 – 2:45                    Break


2:45 – 3:30.  Session 10: Recognition

Dr. Laura Madokoro, Associate Professor, Carleton University Canada

“Camp Life: Space, memory and the politics of reckoning”


Dr. Rebecca Glasberg, Reinhard PostDoc Fellow, Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University

“Mere misnomer or productive possibility? On Rachid Boudjedra's engagement with Lodi, ‘le camp des oubliés’”


3:30 – 4:00.  Brainstorming 5: Re-membrance (Laurence Prempain)


4:00 – 4:15  break


4:15 – 5:00.  General Conclusions and Future Initiatives (recruiting membership)


5:00–7:00   Informal reception

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Practical Information


Sundt Gallery CAPLA West (College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture)

1040 North Olive Road, Tucson, Arizona 85719

Enter from the EAST side (through the underwood garden and patio)

  • Plane:

    • Fly into Tucson International Airport (TUS), 20 minutes car trip from campus, OR

    • Phoenix International Airport (PHX) plus airport shuttle to the UArizona campus drop off location OR rental car (1.5 - 2 hours away) 

  • Bus (Suntran): Lines 3, 5, 9 and 15.  (

  • TuGo (bike share): UA – N Olive Underpass SMART or Main Gate. (

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