Public Scholarship Series

The Public Humanities Hub has created a Public Scholarship Series of presentations about a range of activities intended to foster knowledge exchange between UBC and the public. We believe that with access to tools, methods, and resources, any UBC humanities scholar can become a public scholar. These presentations reflect on the possibilities of genres beyond the academic article and monograph through which humanities faculty and graduate students can share their research more broadly and participate in the reciprocity of community-engaged work. In addition to the recorded presentations, we are also building public scholarship toolkits to assist in the skill-building required to do this kind of work.

Below you will find a playlist of available videos, all of which are close captioned for accessibility. Videos will continue to be added to this playlist as they become available. In the list that follows you will see the presentations we have already hosted.

Public Scholarship Series: Video Playlist


April 7, 2021: a two-part series on The Op-Ed as Public Scholarship:

Co-sponsored by the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication.

March 12, 2021: “Wikipedia as Public Scholarship” with Dr. David Gaertner (UBC Critical Indigenous Studies), Dr. Tina Loo (UBC History), Christine D’Onofrio (UBC Art History, Visual Art and Theory), and Amber Berson (Queen’s University); moderated by Erin Shields (UBC Library).

Co-sponsored by UBC Library as part of #HonouringIndigenousWriters.

March 11, 2021: “Biography Writing as Public Scholarship” with Dr. Sherill Grace (UBC English) and Dr. Ira Nadel (UBC English); moderated by Dr. Minelle Mahtani (UBC Social Justice Institute).

February 12, 2021: “Translating Research into Public Writing” with Dr. Jennifer Wilson (freelance writer); moderated by Dr. Katia Bowers (UBC Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies).

January 28, 2021: “Podcasting the Dissertation: A Presentation by Anna Williams and Judith Pascoe” with Dr. Anna Williams, creator of My Gothic Dissertation, and Dr. Judith Pascoe, George Mills Harper Professor of English at Florida State University.

November 25, 2020: “Curating Exhibitions as Public Scholarship” with Dr. Gregory Mackie (UBC English), Chelsea Shriver (UBC Library), Dr. Alvaro Santana-Acuña (Whitman College), Dr. Nicola Levell (UBC Anthropology), Anna Nielsen (UBC Anthropology, PhD Student), and Michael Schwartz (Jewish Museum and Archives of BC); moderated by Dr. Shelly Rosenblum (Belkin Art Gallery).

June 17, 2020: “Marketing the Monograph: A Conversation on How to Promote Your Book” with Heidi Tworek (UBC History) and Renisa Mawani (UBC Sociology); moderated by Dr. Letitia Henville (UBC PhD Arts Co-op).


March 6, 2020: “Podcasting as Peer-Reviewed Scholarship” with Dr. Hannah McGregor, Assistant Professor in Publishing, SFU and creator of Secret Feminist Agenda.

January 21, 2020: Writing and Publishing Trade Books, with Westwood Creative Artists agent John Pearce and Joel Bakan (Law professor and author of the bestselling trade book The Corporation).

December 5, 2019: “How to Write an Op-Ed,” with The Conversation Canada CEO and Editor-in-Chief Scott White and Associate Professor Dr. Michelle Stack (EDST).

November 4, 2019: Introduction to UBC Media Relations