Dear Friends of the hUManities,
We hope the long weekend was restful.
The UMIH is proud to announce the launch of our new blog; Congrats to us! The UMIH blog is home to student intern writing, UMIH community centred work, and projects. In celebration of the blog launch, we are giving away three physical copies of Dr. Melanie Dennis Unrau's Chapbooks on the theme of petropoetics, published in 2020 by Rob Mclennan, to the first 3 people who email us! Please see a direct link to the blog pagehttps://humanities.squarespace.com/blog-3/melanie-dennis-unrau-chapbook on Melanie's g u e s t 17 issue
Upcoming Public Lectures: UMIH 2021/22 Graduate Fellowship recipient, Tasheney Francis, presents: "How do I answer and not answer at the same time?" : Resident Witnesses' Dilemma in a highly politicized truth commission Thursday, February 24th 2022 at 2:30 PM CT via Zoom This study examines Creole-speaking, resident witness’ verbal and non-verbal responses to interrogations from predominantly English-speaking, Cross-examining Counsels, who are representing their chief nemesis, in a televised, highly political, Jamaican Truth Commission. The truth commission is in response to a joint military operation in their community, which claimed the lives of many of their citizens in a single day, and which shook the entire nation of Jamaica. The study examines and reveals the witnesses’ linguistic dexterity and resilience as they represent their cause and their community while combatting the socio-politically turbulent climate of this truth commission. Please see the attached two-page poster for more details. For the Zoom link to attend, email: firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com.
UMIH Sponsored Events: The UMIH & Desautels Faculty of Music presents: Film as Anti-Racist Practice : A Panel Discussion March 1st 2022 at 6 PM CT via Zoom Folks are invited to attend this panel on film as anti-racist practice, with perspectives from Arma Collier, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Alana Wong, Gimli International Film Festival (GIFF), Gurpreet Sehra, visual artist and Tina Chen, University of Manitoba. The first 28 people to register and attend this panel will receive a $25 CAD gift card. Please note registration closes on February 27th 2022. There will be live ASL available during the talk. For further accessibility requests and the Zoom link to attend, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com
Calls for Applications: 2022-23 UMIH Research Clusters, Graduate Fellowship & Research Affiliates calls for applications Application Deadlines: May 6th 2022 at Midnight The UMIH call for applications for the 2022-23 Graduate Fellow, Research Clusters and Research Affiliates are now open! These unique opportunities were designed by the institute to support scholars doing important research in the humanities. See the attached posters for more details on how to apply for different openings. Further details are also available through our linked Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/umih___/ feed.
Of Interest: pAGES - Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media Call for Submission to Loose Threads (Summer 2022 virtual colloquium) Deadline: April 8th 2022 pAGES, the Association of Graduate English Students, from the University of Manitoba’s Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media invites folks to submit proposals for their Summer 2022 virtual colloquium titled “Loose Threads” to be held over zoom on Friday, June 10th, 2022. Please see the attached call for papers and poster for details. If you have any questions about submission guidelines, accessibility, or anything else, please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com
Stateless Histories: A Project by Dr Jennifer Dueck (Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Modern History of the Middle East and North Africa) and Dr. Laura Robson (Oliver-McCourtney Professor of History at Penn State University). Stateless Histories is a collection of digital resources – essays, podcasts, documents, and short videos – exploring the manifestations, meanings, and experiences of statelessness in the modern era with particular emphasis on the non-European world. From national politics to diasporic organizations to international legal regimes, stateless places and populations appear everywhere in the modern world. Stateless Histories is a project by Dr Jennifer Dueck (Univeristy of Manitoba) and Laura Robson (Penn State University). To engage with more of this work, visit the websitehttp://statelesshistories.org/
Take care, friends
Assistant to the Director
Institute for the Humanities
University of Manitoba
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