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Dr. Francesca CadelDr. Francesca Cadel is Associate Professor in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures. 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.


Dr. Petra Dolata is an energy historian with a background in both International History and International Relations. Before joining the University of Calgary in July 2014, she was a lecturer at King's College London, UK, first in War Studies (2007-2010) and then in International Politics (2010-2014). At King's Dr. Dolata was also the Research Director of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security EUCERS. From 2002 to 2007 Dr. Dolata was Assistant Professor of North American History at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Petra Dolata is the co-convenor of the Energy in Society working group at the Calgary Institute for the Humanities (CIH). She is interested in examining how societies have made sense of energy in their everyday lives as well as part of a larger polity and in understanding energy transitions and energy systems as inherently social, i.e. tied to and embedded within other social practice.

Dr. Stefania Forlini is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary. Her areas of research and teaching interest include nineteenth-century literature, material culture, science fiction studies, and critical theory. Her research employs both traditional and more recent digital humanities methods to examine relationships between the popularization of science and the development of new literary forms and material aesthetic practices. Her publications span the areas of Victorian studies, science fiction studies, the digital humanities, and information visualization. 


Dr. 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).


Dr. 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.

Dr. Dona Schwartz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Calgary and a photographer whose work explores everyday life and culture. She earned her PhD at the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in visual communication and ethnographic research. Among her academic publications are two photographic ethnographies, Waucoma Twilight: Generations of the Farm (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992) and Contesting the Super Bowl (Routledge, 1997). Her photographic monograph, In the Kitchen, was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2009. Her award-winning photographs have been internationally exhibited and published, and her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Musée de l'Eysée, the George Eastman House, the Harry Ransom Center, the Portland Art Museum, and the Kinsey Institute. She is represented by Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto.



Nancy Tousley is a senior art critic, arts journalist and independent curator, who received the Governor General’s Award for Media and Visual Arts for outstanding contribution in 2011. As art critic of the Calgary Herald, she was a fulltime journalist for more than 30 years. As a freelance, she has written reviews, interviews and feature articles that have appeared in magazines such as ArtscanadaVanguardParachuteBorder Crossings, and Canadian Art since the mid 1970s, in print and more recently online. Her essays on artists have appeared in more than 30 public art gallery and museum catalogues and books. She has been a contributing editor to Canadian Art magazine since 1986.



Dr 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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