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Dr. Terry Mitchell, Professor at the Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University will give the second guest lecture in the CIH (Calgary Institute for the Humanities) Working Group ‘Beyond Petrocultures.’ The talk is entitled “Rights, Responsibilities, and Reconciliation: Understanding Free, Prior, and Informed Consent Across the Americas.”

We are pleased to announce that this issue of Perspectives contains an essay by Nancy Janovicek, Seeds of Knowledge: From Back-to-the-Land to Urban Gardening which was based on work undertaken during her time as a CIH Research Fellow. 

Please join Dennis Cooley author of The Home Place: Essays on Robert Kroetch’s Poetry for a reading on Monday, Dec 19 at 12pm. 

The Department of History presents History Matters, a new lecture series in cooperation with the Calgary Public Library.

FINDING COYOTE: A Lecture by Shelley Alexander

Finding Coyote: A Lecture by Shelley Alexander

Monday, 3 October 2016 | 7:30 PM - 9 PM

1111 Memorial Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3E4, Canada

The urban coyote is one who lives in fragments of nature surrounded by city infrastructure. While natural on all accounts, by virtue of where we find it, the urban coyote likely has modified its behaviour to survive this impoverished ecosystem. Hear what U of C Department of Geography Professor Shelley Alexander’...s research has shown on how Calgary coyotes survive here and the nature of their conflict with pets and people across Canadian cities. Shelley will present recent findings from the Foothills Coyote Initiative, which examines prevailing attitudes, values and concepts of space and place and explores how we can engage art and community to renegotiate our relationships with coyote and together, flourish.

More information about Open Air here: http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Recreation/Pages/Public-Art/Open-AiR.aspx
More information about Dr. Shelley Alexander here: http://www.ucalgary.ca/canid-lab/people/dr-shelley-alexander

Current Annual Fellow Ishtiyaque Haji's book Luck's Mischief: Obligation and Blameworthiness on a Thread (Oxford University Press, 2016) is now available.

CIH is saddened to hear of the passing of one of our former directors, Dr. Jane Kelley. 

Registration for our 37th annual Community Forum is now open.

In Pursuit of the Whale: Cetological Literature at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre

The Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (located in Bamfield, British Columbia and owned by the Universities of Calgary, British Columbia, Victoria, Alberta, and Simon Fraser University) is proud to offer its first English Literature field course!

This course will be taught by Dr. Greg Garrard (UBC Okanagan) and Dr. Nicholas Bradley (UVIC).  Scholarships are available to those who apply by March 1, 2016.

The University of Calgary is hosting the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences from May 28 to June 3. CIH is co-sponsoring several events. 

Former CIH fellow Frank Towers is the 2015/2016 Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College Dublin. 

Frank Stahnisch, a member of the Executive Council of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, has recently assumed the role of Editor-in-Chief of the international Journal of the History of Neuroscience.

Wayne McCready, former director of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities has been named to The Order of the University of Calgary. A long-time professor in the Department of Religious studies, Wayne McCready has held important academic and administrative roles at the University of Calgary. McCready’s years in Religious Studies led him to serving as department head from 1993 to 1998, where he helped to establish its thriving PhD program. McCready was director of the CIH for 11 years, and led CIH’s role in contemporary city planning. Click HERE for more info.

The Canadian Authors Association has announced that Erina Harris, CIH Graduate Fellow and Doctoral Candidate in the Department of English at the U of C is short-listed for the distinguished CAA Poetry Award for 2015 for her book of poetry The Stag Head Spoke (published in 2014).

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