Dear friends of the Humanities,

Jonathan Hildebrand's Fellowship presentation is rescheduled to April 4th from 2:30 - 4:30 PM in room 307 Tier. More details coming soon. 

Upcoming Events: 
UMIH Graduate Fellowship Presentation by Amal Majumder (ETFM)
An Anthroposcenic Aesthetic: A Critical Reading of the Poetics and Politics of Oil Extractions in Kate Beaton’s Ducks vis a vis Edward Burtynky’s Oil Series Photographs
Tuesday, March 26th, from 2:30 - 4:30 PM 
Room 409 Tier Building 
In this presentation, Amal will examine Kate Beaton’s graphic novel Ducks, complementing it with an analysis of Edward Burtynsky’s oil series photographs. Beaton’s recollection of the part of her life spent in the extraction sites in north-eastern Alberta and its artwork that complements the tone and narrative content of the memoir de-aestheticizes and de-mythologizes the narrative of “progress and development” that are often passed as the natural course of human existence and even aestheticized by the popular culture and the literary and artistic tradition in which Burtynsky’s work allegedly takes part. By examining the differing perspectives and forms of these two texts, Amal aims to provide a critical understanding of the impact of the sheer scale of extractive practices on human lives and ways.

Queer In Translation 
A Film Screening of "Lie with Me" 2022, hosted by Patrick Fermin (UMIH Undergraduate Student Intern, History) 
Thursday, March 26th, from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM in Room 408 Tier Building
Patrick Fermin (History) will lead a discussion centered around representations of Queer love in International cinema following the screening of Lie with Me, 2022, co-written and directed by Olivier Peyon, based on the 2017 novel of the same title by Philippe Besson. There will be refreshments served at the screening. Please see the event poster for more details. Contact:  

Recurring Events: 
The Writing Room hosted by the Writing Towards a Just World Research Cluster
Tuesdays until the end of April from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Room 206 St. John’s College
Please feel welcome to join in and invite Colleagues, Students, Faculty etc. to this writing-focused space scheduled every Tuesday until the end of April. For more details email:

Call for Applications: 
2024 - 2025 UMIH Graduate Fellowship, Research Affiliate, & Research Cluster Applications
Deadline: April 29th, 2024 
The UMIH calls for applications for the 2024 -25 Graduate Fellowship, Research Clusters, and Research Affiliates are now open! These are unique opportunities designed by the Institute to support scholars doing important research in the humanities. Visit the UMIH webpage for more details on how to apply for each call. Please see the attached posters for requirements. All questions can be addressed to:

Take care, friends 

Ekene Maduka

Assistant to the Director 

Institute for the Humanities 

University of Manitoba

407 Tier Building

204 474 9599