Call for Applications: HRI Annual Fellowship 2016-17
The Humanities Research Institute announces the 2016-17 Humanities Research Fellowships to faculty members at the University of Regina and federated colleges. Full-time continuing faculty are eligible to apply.
The HRI supports research in traditional humanities disciplines as well as in philosophical, historical, and ethical, contexts across academic disciplines. The humanities are not conceived as a specific group of subject areas but include all forms of study that examine the human condition. Humanities researchers are engaged in questions that address human thought, experience, and creativity.
Fellows will be expected to conduct research, be active participants in the HRI community, present their research at an HRI-organized event, and organize an activity or series of activities as part of the HRI’s programming (e.g., a lecture, seminar series, or similar).
Up to three $4,000 research awards will be granted for the period July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. Additional funds, up to a maximum of $1,000, will be provided to fellowship holders to assist with the organization of the activity/activities. This activity need not be directly linked to the proposed research (e.g., the activity could be an invited lecturer who discusses interpretive dance and the proposed research is on developing theatrical lighting theories).
Deadline to apply: May 2, 2016
For more information about the application process please click here.
COLDER THAN MARS – March 2016
During the month of March, 2016, a series of events will be hosted by The University of Regina Humanities Research Institute and by Creative Technologies @ MAP. The events draw attention to human condition and situational experiences within the prairies through the exploration of locational datasets, the creation and impact of visualizing information in new ways and the contribution of information into the public domain.
The events include the Humanizing Data on the Prairies Conference and hackathon (March 4-5), hosting plenary presentations by data and visualization experts from Leeds Beckett University, Carleton University, and the University of Regina. This is preceded by the Barbara Powell Memorial Lecture (March 3), delivered by Dr. Erik Steiner, Creative Director and co-founder of the Spatial History Project at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) at Stanford University and a former President of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). On International Women’s Day (March 8) the first ART+FEMINISM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon will take place at the University of Regina where students, community and the public are invited to take part in building more prairie-focused content into the information platform.
More events will be added throughout the month of March.
March 3 –
Complimentary parking has been arranged for this event at the University of Regina in Lot 3M area. Download a PDF map for this event.
Erik Steiner is the Creative Director and co-founder of the Spatial History Project at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) at Stanford University and a former President of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). He is an interaction designer and cartographer working at the intersection of technology, creative arts, and academic scholarship in the humanities and social, and environmental sciences…
March 4 & 5 –
Digital Humanities Conference & Hackathon
The Humanizing Data on the Prairies Conference and hackathon will host plenary presentations by data and visualization experts from Leeds Beckett University, Carleton University and the University of Regina. This will be followed by a full day of team driven creative investigation of prairie-based datasets drawn from Library & Archives of Canada and Statistics Canada.
March 8 –
Art+Feminism is a rhizomatic campaign, held globally, that improves coverage of women & the arts on Wikipedia and it encourages female editorship. Our event will work towards generating more prairie-focused content. If you would like to take part in this event please RSVP via EVENTBRITE or directly on our Wikipedia Meetup page.
March 8 –
Students in the Creative Technologies class CTH202 “The Tablet Orchestra” will be performing original data-based graphic scores at locations around the University of Regina campus. These students are collecting data across the University of Regina campus, including foot traffic, ambient noise, acoustic properties of space, and audio transcribed digital photographs.
March 9 –
Please join us for an “epic” reading of John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Former University of Regina President and current University of Manitoba President, Dr. David Barnard, will return to campus to reprise his role as Narrator – a part that requires him to perform over the entire course of the 12-hour event…
Curated by Rebecca Caines + Megan Smith
This pilot artist residency explores improvisation, the body, technology and art making through responding to winter lakes in Saskatchewan. A group of 8 improvisation-based artists and curators will spend 3 days in the Northern Saskatchewan lake areas walking, ice fishing, skiing and exploring ice and landscape as creative stimulus for audio art, audiovisual work and visual practices including data visualization and sonification…
March 18 –
ART FOR LUNCH presented by the Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Media, Art + Performance & New Dance Horizons.
Peter von Tiesenhausen
Peter has exhibited and lectured widely across Canada as well as in Europe, the United States and Mexico. He has had over 50 solo and many group exhibitions, which have been widely reviewed and the subject of 3 national television documentaries including a one hour award winning film “Elemental” produced in 2000 for “Adrienne Clarkson Presents”. The land where he lives constitutes his primary and ongoing artwork and in 1995 he claimed copyright over that land. He has been successful on several occasions defending this artwork against the incursions of multinational corporate interests…
Join us for Humanities Week February 8th – 12th
Meet the 2015-16 Humanities Research Institute Fellows at the HRI Research Showcase!
When: February 10, 2016, 4:00 – 5:30pm
Where: University Club (215), College West
What: Join us for a wine and cheese celebration of the HRI Fellows while they speak about their work.
For more information please click here.
The Humanities Research Institute is pleased to host a reading by three acclaimed writers!
Who: Méira Cook, Sheri Benning, Cassidy McFadzean
When: February 9th, 2016, 7:30pm
Where: Room 104, Campion College
All are welcome! This is a FREE event. This event is part of HUMANITIES WEEK 2016.
For more information please click here.
Humanities Research Institute Annual Fellowships, 2015-2016
The Humanities Research Institute announces the 2015-2016 Humanities Research Fellowships to faculty members at the University of Regina and federated colleges. Full-time continuing faculty are eligible to apply.
For further information, please click here.
The Humanities Research Institute (HRI) supports and promotes the broad range of humanities research activities that occur at the University of Regina and in its federated colleges.
Working across the disciplines, the HRI advances humanities scholarship and research and develops innovation, interdisciplinarity, and collaboration. The HRI fosters new ways of thinking about ourselves and our world, and is designed to create a vibrant intellectual community among University of Regina students, faculty and staff, and the broader provincial, national, and international world that the HRI serves.
Why do the humanities matter?
Humanities researchers are engaged in questions that address the human condition in the world we exist in.
Through concerns of art, history, philosophy, culture, and language, humanities scholars help us to understand the complex nature of our world; by engaging these areas of study with developments in science, technology, and industry, humanities researchers are able to help us to negotiate the rapid changes and developments that threaten to overwhelm.