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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...

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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 Amazon.ca. 

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. 

Date & Time:
September 27, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Calgary Institute for the Humanities and The Department of English present a talk by Dr. Feisal Mohamed: Marvell and the Power of the Sword

Date & Time:
April 20, 2016 | 3:00 pm

Join us for a talk with Dr. Patricia Heberer Rice, Acting Senior Historian at The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

Date & Time:
April 12, 2016 | 3:00 pm

Join us for a talk by Dr. Peter Busch, Department of War Studies, King's College London, on the role of propaganda in conflicts from the First World War to the Islamic State. 

Date & Time:
April 1, 2016 | 2:00 pm

Join us for a screening of Ernest Lubitsch's Eternal Love, filmed on the Victoria Glacier at Lake Louise in 1929. 

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