Six Humanities researchers have had their research featured on the McMaster Research Snaps website, which showcases the variety of research conducted across the University in short easy-to-read “snapshots.” Each article profiles a unique research publication or project. Find out more about McMaster research by visiting the McMaster Research Snaps website.
Listening to the Brain When the Body Cannot Speak
Researchers have combined brainwave-imaging technology with language-based tests to see conscious brain activity among people who are unable to communicate in typical ways, giving doctors the information needed to provide critical health care interventions to these patients.
Difficult Inheritances: Placing Memorials of Vancouver’s Disappeared Women in Context
Engaging readers in a thoughtful analysis of the public representations and activist strategies that seek to remember and retell the stories of Vancouver’s disappeared women, this research reflects on the enduring historical contexts of injustice and violence that continue to impact Canadian society in the present.
The History of Infant and Maternal Public Health Care in the British Caribbean
Following the end of slavery in 1834, colonial governments in the British Caribbean unfolded a set of public health policies focused on women and children that were designed to “uplift the race,” including midwife training and baby-saving leagues.
Navigating the Ethics of River Tourism in the Canadian Arctic
Researchers worked with tourists and Indigenous groups to explore how these communities create the “nature” of a Canadian Arctic riverscape through distinct perspectives and practices, as a way to foster understanding and mutual respect for diverse ways of relating to the natural environment.
Literary History of Six Nations of the Grand River
This research tells the history of the Grand River Six Nations, documenting the community’s own understanding of its nationhood and culture through study of the spiritual and political philosophies, oral stories, and writings of its members.
Raising Awareness of Human Interconnections with the Sea
This artistic research produced a film and exhibition titled Approaches to Erg which recreated the effect of being underwater in the Halifax Harbour to draw our attention to the dynamic relationships that connect us to the large bodies of water surrounding our communities.