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.

SPRING SCHEDULE

 

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

Topic: Research 101: Empowering community members in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to develop local guidelines for ethical research with people who use drugs

 

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 (kayingt@sfu.ca) or Caedyn Lennox (caedynl@sfu.ca). Space in limited so register fast!