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. 


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