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Francesca Cadel is Associate Professor on the Department of French, Italian and Spanish. She received her Doctorat in Italian from the University of Sorbonne-Paris IV in 1999 and her PhD in Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2002. She has published a monograph on Pier Paolo Pasolini (La lingua dei desideri. Il dialetto secondo Pier Paolo Pasolini, Manni, Lecce, 2002), anthologies (with Davide Rondoni: Poeti con nome di donna, BUR, Milano, 2008, and Le radici inquiete della speranza, an Anthology of Literary Texts on Italy and the Cold War, Forlì, Cartacanta, 2015), translations (with Giuseppina Mecchia: Franco Berardi,The Soul at Work. From Alienation to Autonomy, Los Angeles, MIT Press, 2009), and several interviews on Italian poetry, comics and philosophy.


Noreen Humble is an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Religion. She has published widely on the Athenian writer Xenophon (c. 430-355 BCE), focusing on him as a political philosopher and as a literary innovator. She also works on the reception of ancient authors (particularly Xenophon and the later Greek biographer Plutarch) in the Byzantine and early modern periods, exploring how their works were assimilated into different intellectual milieus. She is the editor of Plutarch’s Lives: Parallelism and Purpose (London, 2010) and co-editor of Mediterranean Travels: Writing Self and Other from the Ancient World to Contemporary Society (Oxford, 2011). In 2013-14 she held a fellowship at the CIH, followed in 2014-15 by fellowships at the Huntington Library in California and Marsh’s Library in Dublin. She has served on a variety of University committees including the Graduate Studies Scholarship Committee and the Arts Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee, and currently sits on the boards of the Canadian Institute in Greece and Phoenix (the journal of the Classical Association of Canada).


Nancy Janovicek is Associate Professor of History. She is the author of No Place To Go: Local Histories of the Battered Women's Shelter Movement (UBC Press 2007) and co-editor with Catherine Carstairs of Feminist History in Canada: Essays on Women, Gender, Work, and Nation (UBC Press, 2013). She is currently writing a book on the history of the 1960s and 1970s back-to-the-land movement in the West Kootenays, British Columbia and is beginning a new research project on reproductive justice. She was a CIH Fellow in 2011 - 2012.




Graham Livesey is a Professor in the Master of Architecture Program (Faculty of Environmental Design) at the University of Calgary where he teaches design, history, and urban design. He holds BArch and MArch degrees from McGill University, and a doctoral degree from the Faculty of Architecture at the TUDelft in the Netherlands. He has held various administrative appointments and was a principal of Down + Livesey Architects from 1995 to 2004. Livesey has served with a wide range of organizations, including the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. He has been involved with The Canadian Encyclopedia, Architecture and Ideas, the Journal of Architectural Education, and is currently a Regional Correspondent to Canadian Architect.


Frank W. Stahnisch received his Doctorate in History of Medicine from the Free University of Berlin (Germany) in 2001 and – following to teaching positions at the Humboldt University, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Gutenberg University (all: Germany) and McGill University (Canada) – he joined the University of Calgary as an Associate Professor in 2008.  Since then, he has continuously held the AMF/Hannah Professorship in the History of Medicine and Health Care and is cross-appointed in the Department of History (Faculty of Arts) and the Department of Community Health Sciences (Cumming School of Medicine).  Stahnisch’s research areas include: the history of experimental physiology (18th to 21st centuries); history and philosophy of neuroscience; historical epistemology of the life sciences; and the historical development of visualization practices in medicine and health care.

Richard Zach is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Calgary, working in logic, history of analytic philosophy, and the philosophy of mathematics. In logic, his main interests are non-classical logics and proof theory. His historical interests lie mainly in the development of formal logic and historical figures associated with this development such as Hilbert, Gödel, and Carnap. In the philosophy of mathematics he has mainly worked on Hilbert's program and the philosophical relevance of proof theory.

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