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CIH at Congress


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.

Another Tea at the Empress - Taking action: Contesting the institutional colonial agendas in the formal/nonformal curricula 

Saturday, May 28, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

6th Floor, Art Building, University of Calgary

Comparative and International Education Society of Canada Preconference Symposia co-sponsored by the Calgary Institute for the Humanities

The CIESC Preconference offers a golden opportunity to bridge the traditional gaps between town and gown. By collaborating with key players in several communities, the day’s events include: (i) a morning session concentrating on First Nations Issues; (ii) a luncheon; (iii) an afternoon session exploring immigrant integration issues; (iv) the day concludes with a two part event: Part 1 - Closing experiences with a plenary and open mic; Part 2 - A cultural event with live music, poetry and prose readings, and conversation. Find the programme of events HERE

This event is FREE and open to the public. Preregister HERE until May 14.

US-THEM-US: Artists and Social Justice

Opening Reception and Panel Discussion, Friday, May 27, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Room AB 677 and 672

Us-Them-Us interrogates the ways that both individual and collective identities are created, reproduced, enforced, and discarded through the social contract and oppressive institutional structures.

Exhibiting Artists: Dick Averns, Kim Huynh, Jean René Leblanc, Steven Nunoda, Kevin Mellis, Marzieh Mosavarzadeh, Rachel Thomas

Curated by Jennifer Eiserman and students from ART311.03 

Is Oil a Dirty Word? Stories from the Humanities

Sunday, May 29, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, followed by a cocktail reception.

Theatre Junction Grand, Studio 

Co-sponsored by the Canadian Historical Association, the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, and Petra Dolata, CRC in Energy History, University of Calgary 

This community event takes a quote from Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall as a starting point to discuss the many meanings of oil for people living in Calgary and Alberta. In July 2015 Wall insisted “oil is not a dirty word” nor a “four letter word.” Rather than agreeing with or contesting these contentions scholars and practitioners from the humanities will share stories of the many meanings of oil and take apart accepted understandings in order to engage the public in a more reflective and critical discussion of oil in today’s society, especially in Calgary. Chris Turner, one of Canada’s leading thinkers on sustainability, will moderate a panel of artists, activists, and academics. 

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register through Theatre Junction

Pseudolus in the Baseball Diamond

Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, 7:00 pm - staging of the play Pseudolus by Titus Maccius Plautus

Co-sponsored by the Department of Classics and Religion, the Division of Drama at the School of Creative and Performing Arts, and the Calgary Institute for the Humanities

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