Jan 17, 2024 | Dr. Christopher B. Patterson discusses his (2023) Duke University Press book, Nimrods, in dialogue with Dr. Mila Zuo. Nimrods provides a “shameless mixtures of autotheory, queer punk poetry, musical ekphrasis, haibun, academic (mis)quotations, and bad dad jokes present a bold new take on the autobiography: the fake-punk self-hurt anti-memoir”.
Feb 7, 2024 | Dr. Rinaldo Walcott will engage with Black Studies and scholarship analytical of the cultural politics of colonialism and institutions, to consider UBC’s recently announced Black Cohort Hiring Initiative, in dialogue with Dr. Peter Hudson.
The Public Humanities Hub is recruiting an interdisciplinary group of graduate students to carry out a mapping project of public humanities research support, research areas and scholars, and related public humanities activities within the landscapes of UBC-Vancouver and UBC-Okanagan. Apply by Nov 28.
SSHRC’s Storytellers Challenge asks postsecondary students to show Canadians, in up to three minutes or 300 words, how social sciences and humanities research is affecting our lives, our world and our future for the better. Test your research communication skills, and enter by January 16, 2024 for a chance to receive $3,000 and more.
Oct 19, 2023 | UBC Faculty of Arts Statement of Solidarity | Dear Arts community, In recent days, we have been devastated by the outbreak and escalation of violence and the ongoing suffering and loss among Israeli and Palestinian peoples. The current situation is part of a long history that has deeply affected, and continues […]
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Mary K. Bryson as the new Academic Director of the UBC-V Public Humanities Hub beginning July 1, 2023. Dr. Bryson is a Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education. Their research and teaching interests include medical humanities, critical literary theory, academic freedom and collegial […]
The Public Humanities Hub would like to offer its sincere condolences to Chris Patterson (GRSJ), former Hub Advisory Board Member, on the death of his life-partner, UBC-Vancouver Humanities scholar Y-Dang Troeung, on November 27th, 2022 after a year-long battle with cancer. Those of you who knew her know that Y-Dang was a model colleague: generous, […]
June 16, 2022 | The Public Humanities Hub is a co-applicant on the newly awarded “Visual Storytelling and Graphic Art in Genocide and Human Rights Education”, a SSHRC Partnership Grant led by Charlotte Schallié, University of Victoria, which will gather and commemorate the experiences of genocide and mass atrocity survivors, including survivors of the Holocaust, […]