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  • Bertrand Russell Archives celebrate Fifty Years at McMaster

    The Bertrand Russell Research Centre and the McMaster University Library will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the acquisition of the Russell Archives in 2018, hosting workshops on Russell and the history of analytic philosophy.

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  • Liss Platt Artist’s Talk and Exhibition: a CONSTANT decade

    Watch the video of artist Liss Platt speak about her ‘Constant’ photographic series and related videoworks exhibited at the McMaster Museum of Art from May 4 – August 19, 2017.

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  • Workshop: Transnational Leftism, September 21-22, 2017 at McMaster University

    The Wilson Institute is hosting a SSHRC-funded workshop on the subject of international Communism, which will draw renewed attention to the world-shaping impacts of both Communist ideas and parties. Anyone can attend.

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  • McMaster Cybernetic Orchestra featured on CBC Radio’s Spark with Norah Young

    Dr. David Ogborn, Director of the McMaster Cybernetic Orchestra, performs in musical collaborations around the world via the Internet. CBC Radio’s Spark with Norah Young recently featured the Orchestra in a piece on network music and live coding.

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  • Triple Award Winning Scholarship

    Professor Amber Dean’s new book has received its third book prize. Remembering Vancouver’s Disappeared Women: Settler Colonialism and the Difficulty of Inheritance (University of Toronto Press, 2015) was recently awarded the Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF) Association’s Outstanding Scholarship Prize.

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  • Centre for Community-Engaged Narrative Arts launches new “Writing Life” series

    The series’ inaugural guest writer was award-winning Indigenous author Eden Robinson who spoke about her new novel, Son of a Trickster, on February 8, 2017 at Westdale Secondary School.

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  • New Website for the Centre for Advanced Research in Experimental and Applied Linguistics

    ARiEAL, a new interdisciplinary research centre focused on language research, has announced the launch of its new website: arieal.mcmaster.ca

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  • McMaster to be a Key Partner in SSHRC-funded International Language Project

    Dr. Victor Kuperman, Canada Research Chair in Psycholinguistics, will play a significant role in a novel national training partnership called the Words in the World Project.

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  • The History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Research Portal

    This Portal, launched in January 2017, is designed to support students and independent researchers at all levels to explore the medical humanities, particularly the history of medicine.

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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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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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