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  • Historian Pamela Swett is guest researcher for performance by Adi Braun: April 13 and April 14, 2018

    Dr. Swett, an expert of 20th-century German history, will accompany the live musical cabaret performance in McMaster’s LIVELab with a presentation on “Weimar’s ‘New Woman’: Myth and Reality in 1920s Germany.”

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  • “(Un) Documenting the Prison” April 19 and 20, 2018

    A public film screening and artist panel designed to foster conversation about incarceration will take place at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton.

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  • Hamilton Dub Poet Klyde Broox: April 24, 2018

    All are welcome to attend this dynamic performance by internationally respected dub poet and consummate stage artist Klyde Broox.

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    Transnational Feminism Workshop: May 10-12, 2018 at McMaster

    The Wilson Institute is hosting a SSHRC-funded workshop on the subject of transnational feminism, a highly interdisciplinary field that seeks to disrupt national narratives and nation-oriented approaches while remaining attentive to differences among women.

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  • Robin D.G. Kelley at McMaster: April 4, 2018

    The renowned historian will give a public talk titled “Spirit of ’68: Remembering the University in Revolutionary Times” – all are welcome.

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  • Canada’s troubling indifference to the Air India bombing

    Dr. Chandrima Chakraborty has published a personal reflection on why the Air India tragedy has not claimed a prominent place in Canadian public memory, and the ongoing efforts to document the effects of this tragedy.

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  • Classics professor Spencer Pope is uncovering an ancient Greek settlement in Italy

    Dr. Pope, co-director of the McMaster Centre for Ancient Numismatics, uses cutting-edge technology to study a 2,600 year-old city.

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  • Humanities in The Conversation

    Several Humanities researchers have had their research featured in The Conversation Canada, which showcases academic work in short, easy-to-read articles.

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    A look inside the Centre for Advanced Research in Experimental and Applied Linguistics

    ARiEAL is a research centre based in the Faculty of Humanities that focuses on interdisciplinary language research using cutting-edge research tools.

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  • The art and science of aging in a digital society

    Humanities and Business have partnered with the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging to host a research workshop and free public talk exploring the neuroscience of aging on Monday December 4, 2017.

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Message from the Associate Dean (Grad Studies & Research)

Humanities researchers are united by the fact that each of us explores human culture. The questions we ask and the methods we employ, however, are as varied as human culture itself. You can find us in art studios, and archives; we conduct experiments in laboratories and engaged research in many communities. We produce knowledge and understanding that fuels minds, opens doors, and builds bridges.

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