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Interested in podcasting? Tell us your plan for a podcast and how you’d benefit from a workshop with podcast producer and host of Queer Public, Erin McGregor at the Calgary Institute for the Humanities at the University of Calgary, Fri. Nov. 29. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You don’t need to have started or completed a project in time for this workshop, but we are interested in folks who have a carefully laid plan for an episode or series. We’re also especially interested in questions that involve the environmental+humanities, but we’re open to all subjects.

Remembering Bill Ptacek

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities mourns the loss of Bill Ptacek today. He was wonderful and generous presence in the community. We valued his contributions to the CIH on the Advisory Council and we know his contributions to the city will have a lasting legacy. Thank you for sharing your time and your spirit with us.

Remembering Bill Ptacek

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities mourns the loss of Bill Ptacek today. He was wonderful and generous presence in the community. We valued his contributions to the CIH on the Advisory Council and we know his contributions to the city will have a lasting legacy. Thank you for sharing your time and your spirit with us.

The CIH has received a transformational gift from donors Rod and Betty Wade to establish a new endowment supporting research and community engagement in Applied Ethics. The gift, totaling $500,000, will support an alternating program of fellowships and lectures. In the inaugural year of the program, the CIH will be partnering with a local salon series to offer late night talks and discussions on applied ethics. The field of applied ethics is especially appropriate for the CIH, given its long of history of promoting both the value of the humanities and the importance of civic dialogue. Ethics are at the heart of the humanities, and considerations of ethics are one of the key contributions the humanities can make to a thriving public sphere.

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and the Calgary Institute for the Humanities (CIH) are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019-20 KIAS-CIH Alberta Humanities Research Grant. Dr. Gina Starblanket (Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary) and Dr. Tasha Hubbard (writer, filmmaker, and an Associate Professor in Native Studies at the University of Alberta) are the principal investigators of a research team developing Tools and Resources for Indigenous Family Survivors of Violence.

The CIH is happy to announce the Fellows for the 2019-20 academic year.   The work of these impressive scholars represents the breadth of the fascinating research taking place in the humanities at the University of Calgary, from ancient religion to contemporary children's literature and beyond.  This is the second year for our two new resident fellowships: the Wayne O. McCready Resident Fellowship for an Emerging Scholar and the Naomi Lacey Memorial Fellowship, sponsored by the Naomi and John Lacey Foundation for the Arts.  Congratulations to all and we look forward to supporting you in your research.

The Oregon Humanities Center will host the 2019 Western Humanities Alliance conference on November 8 and 9, 2019 at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

Humanities scholars, universities, and centers across the West are increasingly thinking about ways to leverage institutional strengths and resources for the benefit of the public good, what many are now calling the “Public Humanities.” Centered around three thematic axes—Climate Change, Sovereignty, and Place—this conference explores the challenges and opportunities of such work as it relates to partnering and collaborating with the First Peoples and Nations of the lands our institutions occupy. 

It has been a great pleasure to organize an essay contest for undergraduate students at the University of Calgary around the theme of our Interdisciplinary Working Group on the Ethics and Politics of Social Media. The contest, entitled “Social Media: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” has provided us with a window into the thinking and experiences of a young generation whose lives are impacted by social media in ways that are often underappreciated by previous generations who had not been immersed in this new technological landscape from such a young age. We received more than two dozen submissions to this contest, representing submissions from students studying a wide range of majors and in various stages of their programs. Students from political science, psychology, sociology, education, communications, business, computer science, economics, and health sciences participated in the contest.

Joint research team building grant opportunity for interdisciplinary working groups at both the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. Value: $10,000. Deadline: Monday, April 15th, 2019.

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and the Calgary Institute for the Humanities (CIH) are pleased to announce a joint research team building grant opportunity for interdisciplinary working groups at both the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. This opportunity is designed to encourage the formation of research teams spanning both universities.

Deadline: Monday, April 15th, 2019.

Value: $10,000 ($5,000 at UofA and $5,000 at UofC) for a period of up to 18 months.

The Energy In Society Interdisciplinary Working Group invites proposals from all fields that examine energy transitions for an international conference at the Banff Centre September 18-21, 2019. Convened by: Energy In Society, Calgary Institute for the Humanities (CIH), University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin, Germany. Submission deadline: 15th January 2019. Download the call for papers.

Dr. Matthew Oram, CIH Postdoctral Fellow from 2015-17 just released his new book: The Trials of Psychedelic Therapy - LSD Psychotherapy in America. Congratulations to Dr. Oram. We're happy to hear your time at the CIH was valuable for you and contributed to the completion of this work. 

The histories of the émigré psychiatrists, psychologists, and cognitive scientists discussed in this a special issue produced by a CIH Interdisciplinary Working Group show that ideas, and the development of ideas, are as much shaped by contingency as anything else: the history of ideas - and by extension also the history of intellectual culture - is a history of chance survivals and unexpected and sometimes unknown losses. 

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a Graduate Student Fellowship to be held at the Institute for up to twelve months beginning September 1, 2019.  Graduate students in the final phase of their PhD dissertation are eligible for this Fellowship, and the dissertation should involve a topic that reflects the academic mandate of the Institute. Awards are subject to budgetary approval. The Fellowship is not renewable. Applicants at the time of tenure will be registered as full-time students at the University of Calgary. The stipend is $5,000 Canadian.  

 

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities invites applications for Fellowships to full time faculty at the University of Calgary to conduct research at the University during the academic year 2018-2019. All scholars with teaching appointments at the University that continue through the 2018-2019 academic year are eligible to apply. Awards are subject to budgetary approval.

The CIH Interdisciplinary Working Groups aim to bring together faculty, graduate students and senior undergraduates from different disciplines to explore common research interests and to encourage collaborative research projects.

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