Curating for Change: An Interview with Anna St.Onge (Episode 3)

Curating for Change on CFRC 101.9 fm: Episode 3 of 5
Recorded: 13 September 2022
Initial broadcast: 6 October 2022
Interviewer: Eric Fillion



Anna St.Onge is an archivist at York University who most recently served as Director of Digital Scholarship Infrastructure. She holds a B.A. in History and Celtic Studies and a Masters of Information Studies degree with a specialization in Archival Studies and Book History & Print Culture, both from the University of Toronto. Her current research focuses on archival praxis and reminiscence therapy for PLWD (people living with dementia) and a collaborative archives project with the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation on Manitoulin Island.

Eric Fillion is adjunct professor and Buchanan postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History at Queen’s University. His research explores the social and symbolic importance of music, within countercultures and in Canadian international relations. His ongoing work on cultural diplomacy and Canadian-Brazilian relations builds on the experience he has acquired as a musician playing drums with Montreal-based bands in various studios and on international stages. It also informs his current research on the postwar cultural public sphere: his two main projects examine the emergence of the music festival phenomenon in Canada and the entangled sonic histories of diasporic social movements. An affiliate of the North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative (NACDI), Eric Fillion is the founder of the Tenzier non-profit archival record label and co-editor of the journal Critical Studies in Improvisation/Études critiques en improvisation. He is the author of JAZZ LIBRE et la révolution québécoise: musique-action, 1967-1975 and Distant Stage: Quebec, Brazil, and the Making of Canada’s Cultural Diplomacy. His next book, titled Statesman of the Piano: Jazz, Race, and History in the Life of Lou Hooper (co-edited with Sean Mills and Désirée Rochat), is under contract with McGill-Queen’s University Press.