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  • Humanities congratulates new Canada Research Chairs

    One of Canada’s most prestigious research programs has named Dr. Sara Bannerman as the Canada Research Chair in Communication Policy and Governance and Dr. Victor Kuperman as the Canada Research Chair in Psycholinguistics.

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  • International Conference on Live Coding, October 12-15

    Performers and researchers from around the world convened at McMaster University to explore “live coding,” or the practice of programming computers in real time to generate music and visuals for a live audience.

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  • Professor Lorraine York named Distinguished University Professor

    Dr. York, an award-winning teacher and researcher who holds the Senator William McMaster Chair in Canadian Literature and Culture, has received the University’s highest honour.

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  • Canadian Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy, October 14-16

    McMaster University hosted a biannual conference bringing together Canadian and international scholars whose research focuses on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy.

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    New Federal Awards announced for McMaster Humanities Researchers

    Eleven researchers in the Faculty of Humanities received over $1.2M in 2016 to lead or co-lead new research projects.

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  • Innovative Research Helps People with Parkinson’s Dance at Home

    Professor Matthew Woolhouse and student researchers in the Digital Music Lab are developing interactive technology that helps people with Parkinson’s Disease take ballet classes in the comfort of their own homes. The project was recently profiled in the Globe and Mail, and Dr. Woolhouse received a 2016 Synergy Award for this interdisciplinary, collaborative research program.

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  • McMaster Team Serves as Community Engagement Node in $4.5M Partnership Project

    Professors Nancy Doubleday (Philosophy) and Bonny Ibhawoh (History) are working with an international team of researchers and practitioners to map, understand, and support new forms of civic engagement.

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  • History, Memory, Grief: A 30th Anniversary Air India Conference

    Organised by Dr. Chandrima Chakraborty and the Department of English & Cultural Studies, this conference was the first to bring together creative artists, family members of those who died in the bombing of Air India Flight 182, scholars, students, and the wider public to engage in a dialogue about the Air India tragedy and its aftermath.

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  • Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine

    Dr. Ellen Amster brings together the humanities with health sciences, and does it from a global perspective

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  • International Conference on Genocides and Language

    Department of French Professors Eugénia dos Santos, Eugène Nshimiyimana and Joëlle Papillon organised this international conference held at McMaster University on March 18-19, 2016.

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Message from the Associate Dean (Grad Studies & Research)

The Faculty of Humanities at McMaster is dedicated to excellence in research. This commitment reflects our belief that a research-intensive environment best supports the innovative spirit of inquiry and exchange that is the heart of the Humanities. Research in our academic programs and Centres & Institutes spans many areas of study, from popular youth cultures of the 21st century to the histories of ancient societies, from moral theories on international justice to the cognitive dimensions of music, language, and communication.

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