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Upcoming Events

Date & Time:
October 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The 3rd Annual McCready Lecture will feature a talk by Dr. Susan Cahill, who will explore the racial and colonial inequalities of surveillance structures in Canada. Her talk addresses what and how creative projects can contribute to this discussion by focussing on a particular artwork, Thomas Kneubühler’s Access Denied (2007). Register on Eventbrite.

Date & Time:
November 2, 2018 - November 3, 2018

What are the cities that haunt our cities and our imaginations: lost cities, forgotten cities, ideal cities, imaginary cities? This two-day conference of the Western Humanities Alliance will feature talks by Alberto Manguel, Ato Quayson, Abraham Akkerman and Larissa Fassler at the new Calgary Central Library and Studio Bell. 

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Date & Time:
August 24, 2018 - 3:00 pm to August 25, 2018 - 5:00 pm

The Italian-Canadian Archives Project (ICAP) aims to preserve the history of Canadians of Italian heritage and background. A great program has been lined up for this year's conference, which is free and will be held in Bridgeland at the Calgary Italian Cultural Centre on the Friday and at the UofC on the Saturday. All are invited to attend. Please visit the ICAP website for more information and to register for this event:

Date & Time:
June 21, 2018 | 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is part of an energy transition workshop. You will have the opportunity to meet workshop presenters and our international collaborators from the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) at the reception after the talk.

Date & Time:
June 21, 2018 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Han did not own the land in Mongolia they farmed, but as more of them arrived they were emboldened to defy Mongolian authorities and wage rent strikes, eventually “changing from guests into hosts."

Date & Time:
June 20, 2018 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Although not intended as a formal history of this period of migration, the fifth-century collection Shishuo xinyu contains many anecdotes that relate the harrowing journey eastward after the the destruction of the capital city of Luoyang in the early fourth century.

Date & Time:
May 18, 2018 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

What are the systems of interdependency that bind all living things together? Join our final community seminar on the environmental humanities. 

Date & Time:
May 17, 2018 | 2:00 pm

Today’s Silicon Valley smart-city disruptions are the culmination of the philosophies of Friedrich von Hayek, fused with World War II cybernetics...

Date & Time:
May 8, 2018 | 10:00 am

Amidst a chorus of citizens concerned about environmental and health impacts of hydraulic fracturing, advocates of development must not only manufacture consent, they must silence dissent.

Date & Time:
April 25, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

What does medieval literature have to do with environmental sustainability? How does a partnership between university and community promote socioecological welfare?

Date & Time:
April 4, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Whitney Wood, CIH Visiting Fellow and recently-named Associated Medical Services (AMS) Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Medicine for a presentation on Canadian women’s grassroots efforts to achieve birth reform. From the mid-1940s onwards, these women spoke out against what they saw as the harmful or abusive features of Canadian obstetric practice, and described their efforts to secure respectful and compassionate medical care.

Date & Time:
March 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Indigenous peoples are usually at the receiving end of the scientific gaze. Biomedical and policy interventions aimed at Indigenous populations have often been structured by colonial worldviews. This talk highlights Indigenous resistance to colonial research and both researchers and Indigenous peoples’ efforts transform scientific research, technology development, and training in order to increase the benefit of technoscience for Indigenous peoples. It also highlights Indigenous governance of and through technoscience.

Date & Time:
March 21, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the next Calgary Institute for the Humanities Visiting Fellows' Lecture. Julia Smith is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Rutgers University

Although the term “women’s movement” is often used to describe feminist activity, in reality distinct differences exist between the people and groups who engage in feminist activism. This talk will examine the feminist unions and labour organizations that women in Western Canada established in the 1970s and 1980s to address gender inequality at work and in society. 

Date & Time:
March 21, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Uta Hinrichs will examine visualization as a creative, sometimes speculative, sometimes tedious thinking process, rather than a means to an end. Based on different visualization case studies, she will illustrate how embracing visualization as a process – be it from-scratch or using established visualization tools – can bring to the fore rich, but unexpected discoveries that are born out of synergies emerging from collaborations between visualization and humanities researchers. An emphasis on "process" may open up new ways of discussing the role of visualization across disciplines and contexts.

This talk is co-hosted with the Calgary Institute for the Humanities' "Thinking Data, Data Thinking" working group.

Image: HaithamS (WMF), Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Date & Time:
March 20, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Western agriculture experienced a socio-ecological transition from traditional organic agriculture at the end of the nineteenth century to modern industrial agriculture at the end of the twentieth century. Nowhere was this transformation more profound than the U.S. Great Plains. Drawing on research from the Sustainable Farm Systems project, this talk presents social metabolism methodology as a means of exploring the role of energy in the history of agroecosystems, and uses case studies from the Great Plains to draw conclusions about the sustainability of industrial agriculture in the twentieth century.

Date & Time:
March 6, 2018 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

While the explosion of new sources of data and analytical techniques has left cities clamoring to become ‘smart’, the availability of this data hasn’t led to an inexorable shift towards either more rational governance nor more equitable outcomes. This talk explores how the rise of data-driven urban governance has corresponded with the emergence of a kind of ‘post-truth’ politics, where appeals to data and scientific expertise carry even less weight than they might have previously.

Date & Time:
March 1, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a provocative talk on the relationship between art and commerce in the 20th Century. Russell Smith is a freelance journalist and cultural commentator, publishing in The New York Review of BooksThe Globe and MailDetailsToronto LifeNOWFlareToro, and Sharp. An expert on language, he was the host of the popular CBC Radio One program “And Sometimes Y” for two seasons.  He has twice won the National Magazine Award for fiction, and his novel Muriella Pent was selected as best fiction of its year by 

Date & Time:
February 28, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this paper, I present some of my most intriguing detective cases from the period of my CIH Fellowship and some solutions. In the description of Sir Gawain's antagonist in the Middle English Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, two colour words are used that are of uncertain meaning, "fade" and "enker." I spent my Humanities Institute Fellowship investigating the language used in this poem and the three other poems that exist in the same 14th century manuscript, PearlCleanness, and Patience, none of which is known in another copy.

Date & Time:
November 16, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities presents the second annual McCready Fellow Lecture with a talk by Anuradha Gobin, The Material Afterlife of the Criminal Body in the Dutch Republic.

Date & Time:
October 25, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities presents a talk by Charles Tepperman, Mapping an Alternative Film History: The Amateur Movie Database Project

Date & Time:
September 21, 2017 | 3:30 pm

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities present a talk by Beth Rohlman, Rewriting Religion and Rescuing Genre: The Evolution of Texts, Gods and Peoples in the Sanskrit Purāṇas (Puranas)

Date & Time:
May 12, 2017

Please join us for the 2017 Annual Community Forum - Water in the West: Rights of Water/Rights to Water

Date & Time:
March 22, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities is pleased to present a talk by Ishtiyaque Haji, "Obligation and Luck"

Date & Time:
March 1, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities is pleased to present a talk by Stefania Forlini, "Speculative by Design: New Perspectives on Early Science Fiction"

Date & Time:
January 24, 2017 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities is pleased to present a talk by Dr. Cheryl Dueck, Cold War Spy Stories on Screen

Date & Time:
November 24, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities presents the Inaugural McCready Fellow Lecture: Kirsten Inglis, Seventeenth-Century Social Networking: The Correspondence of Anne Newdigate (1574–1618)


Date & Time:
October 19, 2016 - 3:00 pm to November 2, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Calgary Institute for the Humanities present a series of talks from the Medical Humanities by Aleksandra Loewenau, Matthew Oram and Sandy Pool. 

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