Dear Friends of the hUManities, 

Welcome to a new week

Thanks to everyone who attended last week's discussion by Tasheney Francis, the 2020/2021 UMIH graduate fellowship recipient.  

Upcoming Events: 
The power and Resistance in Latin America Research Cluster presents: Political Dissent among Afro-descendants Collectives in Colombia
by Dr. Christina Rojas (Carleton University) 
Thursday, March 3rd , 2022 at 2:30 PM via Zoom 
Join Dr. Cristina Rojas' (Carleton University) discussing political dissent among Afro-descendant collectives in Colombia. Dr. Rojas' academic research includes political ontology, indigeneity, peace and citizenship studies. Presently she is doing a research project “Territory Making as World Making: a Participatory Comparison of Indigenous-state Conflicts in Bolivia and Paraguay” financed with an SSHRC grant. Please see the attached two-page poster with a bio on Dr. Rojas' for more information on her research work. To attend this discussion, email: for the Zoom link. 

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:

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 Instagram 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  

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 (University of Manitoba) and Laura Robson (Penn State University). To engage with more of this work, visit the website 

Take care, friends

Ekene Maduka

Assistant to the Director 

Institute for the Humanities 

University of Manitoba

407 Tier Building

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