Humanities Roundtable Discussion Series
The Humanities Roundtable is a graduate student organized and led series of discussions, presentations, and debates on contemporary themes in the Humanities. Please join us in AQ 5118 every first and third Thursday of the month beginning at 12:30pm to take part. The event schedule below will be updated periodically as we confirm new topics and presenters. See our ongoing call for presenters below.
February 7th: CHINESE CULTURE AND THE LUNAR NEW YEAR
Speakers: Dr Paul Crowe & HUM MA Maggie Tsang
Topic: Daoist Spiritual Mediums in Hong Kong & Vancouver
February 28th: MARXIST HISTORY
Speaker: Corey Abell
Topic: On the commodification of affective narratives within Canada’s culture of hockey
March 21st: COMMUNITY RESEARCH ETHICS
Speaker: Scott Neufeld
April 4th: TO PUBLISH OR TO PERISH, SHOULD THAT BE THE QUESTION?
Speaker: GROUP DISCUSSION
Topic: Professionalized academia; the "Grievance Studies" experiment; publication standards and expections
April 18th: EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGES WITHIN UNIVERSITIES
Speaker: Naghmeh Babaee, Ph.D.
Topic: Discipline-specific academic literacy development of multilingual students in fine arts
Ongoing Call for Presenters:
We are always looking for interested students and faculty who would wish to present a talk at one of our bi-weekly Humanities roundtables. We set aside 20 minutes for presenters with a longer discussion after the presentation which is based around themes. Themes are flexible and we hope to build themes around people who wish to present rather than the other way around. Some themes are set as we have received already interest but feel free to participate with an already established theme. We reserve sports for two (maybe three) speakers for each meeting. Contact one of the organizers if you're interested: Maggie Tsang (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Caedyn Lennox (email@example.com). Space in limited so register fast!