The Arts of Conversation

This series is intended to showcase new research by scholars from across the humanities and other related fields, from outstanding doctoral students to senior professors.  The definition of newness is broad, spanning from work only recently begun to that just recently published.  It is also committed to the exploration of key themes and innovative scholarly methods and lines of enquiry.  The aim of the series is to strengthen intellectual connections across disciplines as well as to foster a lively research community and culture.

All events in this series will take place in 409 Tier Building at 2:30 pm Thursday afternoon, unless otherwise specified. 


25 January
“Moholy-Nagy and Media: Theory and Practice”
Oliver A. I. Botar (moderator), School of Art, University of Manitoba
Eduardo Aquino, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba
Lancelot Coar, Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba
Monika Vrecar, Independent Scholar, former UMIH Research Affiliate
Jaqueline McLeod Rogers, Professor, Rhetoric, Writing and
Communications, University of Winnipeg 

1 February
Cary Miller
Department of Native Studies
Reconciliation in the Humanities

8 February
Jennifery Dueck
Department of History
Cooking Politics: How America has Learned the Middle East in the Kitchen

15 February
Meet the Environmental Humanities
Panel: TBA

1 March
Jon Malek
UMIH Research Affiliate
Immigration and Belonging in a Multicultural Society

Wednesday 7 March
Alternate Histories Symposium
Details coming soon

15 March
Vanessa Warne
Readymade Code: Braille in Contemporary Visual Culture

22 March
R.J. Leland
Department of Philosophy

FALL 2017

21 September
Sheri Gibbings
Wilfred Laurier University
Democratizing Surveillance: Activism in an Indonesian City

28 September
Robert Chernomas & Ian Hudson
Dept of Economics
Economists - Academic Scribblers and Madmen in Authority
or Hired Prize Fighters Useful to Capital?

12 October
Alison Calder
Dept of English, Film, and Theatre
Connectomics:  Poetry, Science, and the Creative Scholar

19 October
Evgenia Cherkasova
Suffolk University
The Humanities, Teaching, and Life's Big Questions

26 October
L. Maren Wood & Jennifer Polk
Beyond the Professoriate
PhDs that Work: Finding Success in an Uncertain Job Market

2 November
Gimena Sanchez-Garzoli
Washington Office on Latin America
Title TBA

9 November
Jim Handy
University of Saskatchewan
A Land Without Peasants: Self-Provisioning, Poor Laws and Labour
in 18th- and 19th-Century Britain

16 November
Sarah Bezan
UMIH, Research Affiliate
A Kaleidoscope of Colour: Colour Theory and Ichthyology in
Richard Flanagan's Gould's Book of Fish (2001)

23 November
Chris Frank
Dept of History
“Fair and Reasonable having regard to all circumstances of the case”: 
Female Factory Inspectors, Sweated Workers, and the Struggle Against
Workplace Fines and Deductions