April 7, 2021 | This evidence-based talk considers some of the typical linguistic features and characteristics of the op-ed, while paying attention to audience and place of publication.
April 7, 2021 | The Public Humanities Hub and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication present a roundtable with UBC scholars on their experiences writing and publishing op-eds. A dedicated Q&A concludes the roundtable, so bring your questions for the panelists.
March 12, 2021 | This moderated conversation will focus on Wikipedia as a form of public scholarship. Why contribute to it? How can it be used in the classroom? Panelists will discuss the practicalities, pedagogical practices, and Wikipedia as a research impetus or original research.
March 11, 2021 | Please join us for a book launch and conversation with Derek Gladwin (UBC LLED), George Belliveau (LLED), and Graham W. Lea (University of Manitoba) on research-based theatre, challenges faced by veterans transitioning to civilian life, and the therapeutic power of storytelling.
March 11, 2021 | Please join us for a conversation with two UBC authors on their recent biographies of writers Timothy Findley and Philip Roth. They will discuss their writing process, how they approached telling the life story of their subject, and the places their research has taken them.
Feb 25, 2021 | This panel of UBC graduate students, faculty, and staff will showcase UBC initiatives, units, and graduate students that have critically engaged with Humanities graduate education, professionalization, public scholarship, and/or opportunities for diverse careers both within and outside academia.
Read about our inaugural year in the UBC-V Public Humanities Hub 2019/20 Annual Report.
One year ago today, we hosted an afternoon tea for 120 humanities scholars, staff, and community partners to celebrate the Public Humanities Hub’s first year at UBC Vancouver. As we sat with one another, enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, and shared ideas about potential collaborations for the upcoming year, we didn’t realize that in just one week, […]
The Public Humanities Hub has sponsored a UBC team to participate in the MLA Virtual Summit for the Future of Doctoral Education: Dr. Kyle Frackman (Associate Professor and Acting Head, Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies), Dr. Letitia Henville (Coordinator, PhD Arts Co-op), and Sydney Lines (PhD Student, English).
This summer, the PHH team attended a Hollaback! training session to learn the best tools and strategies for bystander intervention. Learn more about how to practice better public allyship by attending a workshop.
Graduate students, faculty advisors, and department heads: this summer we conducted a survey of graduate students in the humanities about their interests, concerns, and anxieties about public scholarship, alt-ac career prospects, and the precarity of the academic job market. The results are in.
Dear colleagues and community partners: deep breaths. Since the COVID-19 pandemic put us all in quarantine, I have been thinking a lot about breath. Deep breaths sustain us, comfort us, and empower our voices. We breathe the same air. We are in this together.