1983–93 Institute for the Humanities Activities

1983 

  • Readings in Critical Thought and Cultural Literacy, edited by Steve Duguid
  • National Humanities Conference

1984 

  • Bureaucracy and Culture Conference

1985 

  • Tradition and Modernity: Contemporary Perspectives on the Humanities, Edited by David Wallace

1986

  • Issues in Education and Culture: On Teaching Peace

1988 

  • Co-sponsored conference on "November 1918: Seventy Years After"
  • Grant in support of a week's worth of Brecht performances and lectures, with John Willett
  • Lecture by Mihaly Vajda (Visiting Professor from Trent University): "Culture and Power Struggles in the Modern World"
  • Lecture by George McRobie: "International Experiences with Appropriate Technology"
  • Co-sponsored public lecture by Aleksey Levin (Visiting Professor from University of Maryland): "Science and Conflict in Soviet Institutions"
  • J.S. Woodsworth Conference
  • Seminar with Wolf Dieter-Narr (1988 J.S. Woodsworth Distinguished Visiting Speaker in Peace, Justice and Human Rights): "Are Human Rights Obsolete? Towards a Materialist Theory of Human Rights"
  • Grant in support of the inaugural issue (January 1989) of Mnemos, an interdisciplinary periodical of cultural theory, analysis, and criticism
  • Lecture by Ruth Richardson (Institute of Historical Research, University of London): "The Corpse and Popular Culture" 
  • Co-sponsored roundtable discussion with Russell Jacoby: "The Last Intellectuals: American Culture in the Age of Academe"
  • Travel grant in support of the Vancouver Medieval Symposium
  • Co-sponsored keynote address by Edward Said for conference at UBC: "Culture and Imperialism" 
  • Colloquium on "Education for What?" with SFU faculty Barry Beyerstein (Psychology), Diane Ingraham (Engineering Science), and Judith Osborne (Criminology)
  • Co-sponsored public lecture by Philip Bereano (Professor of Engineering, University of Washington): "Towards a Socially Responsible Science: What Can A University Do?"
  • Grant to Verus Productions for video on ordination of gay persons in the United Church of Canada
  • Grant to John Wilcox's course on "Readings in Critical Thought and Cultural Literacy," offered at Carnegie Community Centre, Fall 1987 and Spring 1988
  • Intellectuals and the University Symposium
  • Lecture by Archie Roy (University of Glasgow): "Sun Stones and Speculation: The Genius of Megalithic Man" 
  • Institute for the Humanities Newsletter and Issues in Education and Culture (1988–92)
  • Institute for the Humanities Newsletter and Issues in Education and Culture (1988–92)

1989

  • Panel discussion with Russell Jacoby, Wolf Dieter Narr (Free University, Berlin), and Bryan Palmer (Queen's University): "The Last Intellectuals Colloquium"
  • Co-sponsored (with the Goethe Institute) lectures by Lothar Bredella (Professor of American Language and Literature, University of Giessen, Germany): "Stereotypes of German Culture in American Television," and "Reception Theory, Literary Context and Intercultural Understanding," co-sponsored with Goethe Institute, as part of "Mounties, Lederhosen, Rock'n'Roll: Culture Stereotypes" program
  • Lecture by Ursula Franklin (Professor of Metallurgy and Science, University of Toronto): "Responsibility in Science: Can It Be Taught?" 
  • Co-sponsored consultations (with the Centre for Education, Law and Society and Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies: "Human Rights and the Disappeared": A Canada-Latin America Consultation
  • Co-sponsored lecture series on "Cuba: The New Face of Socialism"
  • Public lecture by András Bozóki (Faculty of Law and Politics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest): "New Movements and Old Ideologies: The Making of Post-Communist Society in Hungary"
  • Co-sponsored lecture by O.A.W. Dilke (Emeritus Professor of Latin, Leeds University): "Mathematical Practitioners of Ancient Rome"
  • Co-sponsored lecture by Volker Honeman (University of Göttingen, West Germany): "Anti-Semitism and the Middle Ages"
  • Hosted Alan Rudrum (SFU Department of English) as the J.S. Woodsworth Resident Scholar
  • Co-sponsored reading by Sadhu Singh Dhami: "Maluka: A Novel"
  • Scholarships for Oxford, Wessex, and Ambleside Travel-Study Program
  • Yearbook of Correctional Education, edited by Stephen Duguid (1989–92)

1990

  • Co-sponsored Annual Joint Meeting of the Medieval conference of America and the Medieval Association of the Pacific
  • Hosted Nancy Fraser (Philosophy, Northwestern University) as J.S. Woodsworth Visiting Scholar
  • Lecture by Chaim F. Shatan (Clinical Professor, Postdoctoral Psychoanalytic Training Program, NYU): "Happiness is a Warm Gun or Militarized Mourning and Ceremonial Vengeance — Toward a Psychological Theory of Combat and Manhood in America"
  • Conference on "The New Europe: Political and Social Change in the East"
  • Hosted Karlene Faith (SFU School of Criminology) as J.S. Woodsworth Resident Scholar
  • Co-sponsored (with SFU Department of History) lecture by Peter Bailey (Department of History, University of Manitoba): "Parasexuality and Glamour: The Victorian Barmaid as Cultural Prototype"
  • Series of public presentations by Derek Freeman (Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra) as Woodsworth Visiting Scholar, March 13–15
  • Series of public presentations by Sir Keith Thomas (author of Man and the Natural World and Religionand the Decline of Magic) as JS Woodsworth Visiting Scholar, April 3–5
  • Keynote by Stephen Lewis as the Inaugural J.S. Woodsworth Chair

1991

  • Thakore Visiting Scholar Award given to Ed Broadbent
  • Hosted Paul Budra (SFU Department of English) as J.S. Woodsworth Resident Scholar
  • Co-sponsored (with SSHRC and The Simons Foundation) "Workshop on the Ethics of Ecological Sustainability"
  • Environment and Labour Project, a SSHRC-supported workshop (Steve Duguid)
  • Travel grant to Steve Duguid to attend the Correctional Education Association (CEA) meeting in Idaho
  • Support toward prison theatre production of The Stranger at William Head Stage
  • Hosted Ernesto Cardenal as Visiting Speaker on Nicaragua Today
  • Naval Arms Control Conference, in conjunction with Doug Ross at Simon Fraser and the Centre for International Studies
  • Annual Gandhi Commemorative Celebrations (1991–present)
  • Annual Gandhi Essay Awards (1991–2007)

1992 

  • David Wallace, Research Project: Humanities in Modern Society and Participating Communities
  • Seminar by Clayton Eshelman (English Department, University of Michigan, Ypsilanti)
  • Grant in support of Steve Duguid, Regina, Association for Continuing Education
  • Whistler & the Comox Valley Lecture Series by George McRobie: "Learning to Build Communities" 
  • Travel grant to Steve Duguid to attend the CEA Conference in Orlando
  • Grant in support of lecture by Tom Steele: "Cultural Studies and Workers' Education at Leeds"
  • Grant to help fund a Research Assistant (Helen Davies) for Paul Dutton, Humanities Program
  • Co-sponsored the Education Department's Project North and Talks Not Tanks, which work towards understanding and living in solidarity with First Nations Peoples (lectures and workshops directed toward educating about the history, issues, and culture of First Nations peoples)
  • Support towards the International Forum for the Study of Education in Penal Systems
  • Randall Arendt's (North Island College) Community Development
  • New Europe Conference: "Democracy and Capitalism in the West"
  • Support towards conference on "Learning to Build Communities"
  • Hired Kirsten McAllister as Research Assistant for Institute for the Humanities
  • Hired Liz Root as Research Assistant for the Storefront Project
  • Grant in support of Jorge Garcia's Los Angeles Latin American Conference
  • Reading and talk by Michael Taussig: "Vindication Reading and Performance" (Vancouver Art Gallery)
  • Lecture by L. Bredella (Visiting Professor, English Department): "Cross/inter-Cultural Understanding"
  • J.S. Woodsworth Colloquium on the Bible
  • Conference on writing and ethnicity, gender, and racism: "Ethnic Identities" (The Western Front, Vancouver)
  • Grant to Peter and Steven Nicholls in support of the Medieval Symposium
  • Co-sponsored the Department of English’s lecture: "Ethnic Identities"
  • Co-sponsored UBC’s Threatened Identities Conference
  • Lecture by Tom Steele: "Participating Communities: Comox Valley & Public Issues in Community”
  • Grant to Hans Meyer in support of the Comox Valley Community Research Project
  • Co-sponsored event with Fine & Performing Arts at SFU: "Quebec Cinema”
  • Lecture by Smitu Kothari: " Multilateral Institutions and Democracy"
  • Liberation Theology and Sociopolitical Transformation: A Reader, Edited by Jorge Garcia
  • Jubilee Community for Justice and Peace: "Listening to our Heart Beat" Workshops Program (in coordination with the Squamish Nation)
  • The Prison Journal Double Issue: The International Prisoner, edited by Tom Elton and Erle G. Macauley
  • Grant in support of Virginia McKendry’s Research Project at Oxford
  • Thakore Visiting Scholar Award to Douglas Roche, international chairperson of Global 2000, for his work in the area of global security (the environment, economic development, and disarmament).
  • Jubilee Community for Justice and Peace: "Guatemala: Linking our Voices and our Roots" (Native Education Centre, Vancouver)
  • Travel grant to Steve Duguid and Brian Burtch to attend the International Forum on Education in Prisons Conference in Leeds, England
  • Seminar with Douglas Roche on Global 2000
  • Travel grant to Steve Duguid to attend the CEA Conference in Idaho
  • Prison Education Theatre: production of HESS in London (in conjunction with the first National Symposium on the Arts and Offender Rehabilitation)

1993 

  • Lecture by Eva Kushner: "History and the Absent Self"
  • Book launch and panel discussion: Liberation Theology
  • Lecture: "Spanish and Latin America: Two New Worlds”
  • Lecture by Charles Junkerman: "Santana's Shield: Appropriational Repatriation of Native American Artifacts"
  • Lecture by Alexander Vaschenko: "Contemporary Russian Culture in the Changing Political Climate"
  • Pacific Northwest Labour History Association Conference
  • Travel grant to Don Grayston to attend the American Religion Convention (a colloquium on violence and religion) in Washington, DC
  • Panel discussion on "Haiti and President Aristide: Liberation Theology and Sociopolitical Change"
  • Thakore Visiting Scholar Award to Ovide Mercredi
  • Lecture by David Newman: "The Political Geography of Peace: Israel and the West Bank"
  • Grant in support of the Hari Sharma India Cultural Exchange to develop cultural exchange with SFU
  • Travel grant to Don Grayston to attend the Gandhi and Human Development Conference in Calgary
  • Lecture by Jan Hogendijk: "Occult Sciences and Mathematics in Medieval Islam"
  • Travel grant to Herbert Read to attend the Centenary Conference in Leeds
  • Co-sponsored (with SFU VP academic and SSHRC) the Arnold Hauser Conference, September 4–6
  • Support to UBC’s Fine Arts for Anne Hollander as Visiting Speaker
  • Lecture by Ellen Dissanayake: "The Behaviour of Art: Making Special"
  • Support to William Head on Stage (WHOS) for the production of Fathers in Victoria
  • South Asia Colloquium of the Pacific North West
  • "Spain and Latin America, The Two New Worlds Today," including films, performances, readings, and lectures
  • Co-sponsored (with the Goethe Institute) conference on "Multiculturalism in a Multicultural World: Canadian and German Perspectives”
  • Co-sponsored lecture by Peter Nicholls (at the Medieval Symposium): "Masters, Slaves & Modernists”
  • Co-sponsored lecture by Jane Burns (at the Medieval Symposium): "Ladies Don't Wear Braes”
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies Summer Institute (with Professor D'Introno)
  • Travel grant to Don Grayston to visit the Centre for Study of Religion and Society in Victoria
  • Hosted Harvey Graff as Visiting Speaker for the Prison Education Research Project
  • Yearbook of Correctional Education
  • Grant in support of the Correctional Education Conference (lectures, panel sessions and workshops focusing on education in prisons, community based corrections, living skills, and humanities and theatre in prisons) in Whistler
  • Grace MacInnis Program with Shirley Williams: “Social Democracy, Problems Democracies confront, and the European Community”
  • Hans Meyer’s Comox Valley Community Project (1993–94)