Author Archives: Humanities PhD Student Association

2017 Conference: Dirty Disciplines and Wild Knowledges

The 2017 Humanities PhD conference Dirty Disciplines and Wild Knowledges will take place from March 24 – 26 at Concordia’s SGW campus in Montreal. Please visit our website for more information.

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It’s Here! Our 2016 Interdisciplinary Graduate Humanities Conference CFP!

We can’t believe it’s that time of year again already! Our conference committee has been hard at work choosing a theme that we feel will engage a wide array of Interdisciplinarians and Humanists:


Consumption and Detritus: Stories of Destruction and Reconstruction.

March 4th and 5th, 2016, Concordia University, Montreal

We’re hoping for creative interpretations on this theme as well as creative ideas for presenting your work.

Check out our CFP here:

We hope to see you there!

Our Conference Schedule is Online

Come Join Us! March 13th and 14th

Re-Originality is the theme of Concordia University’s 2015 Annual Graduate Humanities Conference and a call to reflect on the ways in which we create and position our work.

In line with this year’s theme, the conference is also pushing the ways in which we present and share knowledge: ‘lighting round’ presentations, interactive re-eating food demonstrations, participatory workshops and traditional panels are just some of our offerings.

Keynote speaker, Marcus Boon, presents “Is There Life Beyond Mimesis?” to end the conference activities on Saturday evening.


We hope you can join us. All are welcome.

Natalie Fletcher and her Philosophy Summer Camps for Kids

Current PhD Humanities student, Natalie Fletcher, works with children and philosophy and applies her work in summer camps for children. Check out her newly revamped website to learn all about it. And, share with any inquiring kids you know!

Speaker Series with Current and Recent HUMA Alum

Talking about PLACE at the Topological Media Lab (TML). Join some of our current and recent alumni next week, January 28th, for artist talk by Swintak. Come join the discussions and meet some really fab thinkers and artists talking about place and how this subject relates to their research and practice. The seminars are held on Wednesdays from 4-6 at the Topological Media Lab at Concordia University Montreal, Quebec (EV 7.725).

Dates and speakers listed here:

Check out current student, Marie-Josee Blanchard’s upcoming article

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Marie-Josée Blanchard, 1st-year PhD student, has a new article coming up in Anthropologie et Sociétés entitled: “‘Se sentir chez soi’ au musée : tentatives de fusion des sensoria dans les musées de société”, co-authored with Dr. David Howes from the Sociology and Anthropology department. This article, which was written as part of the “Hands-On Museum” project directed by Dr. Constance Classen, explores the role of sense perception in museum space through an analysis of the new permanent exhibition This Is Our Story: First Nations and Inuit in the 21st Century at the Musée de la civilisation in Québec City.

2015 Conference Keynote Speaker: Marcus Boon

Marcus Boon, from York University, has just been confirmed as the conference’s keynote speaker. His talk entitled, “Is There a Life Beyond Mimesis” will close the conference activities on Saturday evening. We are so looking forward to hosting Dr. Boon!

Marcus Boon is Professor of English at York University in Toronto. He is the author of The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs (Harvard UP, 2002), In Praise of Copying (Harvard UP, 2010),  and co-author with Timothy Morton and Eric Cazdyn of Nothing: Three Inquiries in Buddhism (U. Chicago, Forthcoming). He edited Subduing Demons in America: Selected Poems of John Giorno (Soft Skull, 2008) and is currently working on a new edition of William S. Burroughs’ The Third Mind with Davis Schneiderman. He writes about music and sound for The Wire, and is currently working on a book entitledThe Politics of Vibration.

Oli Sorenson’s Performance at Gallery Popop


Miniature Shadow Puppets at the Art Institute of Chicago

Current student, Annie Rollins, creates a set of miniature Chinese shadow puppets for the Art Institute of Chicago’s Thorne Miniature Rooms.



Student Lenka Novak’s Public Performative Installation


L e n k a N o v á k o v á  

in collaboration with:
Otso Lähdeoja / Navid Navab

in dialog with performance group:
IF YOU NO WHAT I MEAN: Mayra Morales / Petur Grunansom / Marcelino Barsi / Mona Ayas

Merging powerful optical architectures, compositions of structure born sound, and the aesthetics of chiaroscuro image, ‘F O L D’ envelops the spectator in the performative, theatrical and cinematic experience of self and the other.

‘F O L D’ as a platform for interdisciplinary approaches to ‘performance’ and ‘performative environment’ is a ‘stage of an exhibition’; it’s a ‘cinema’; it’s a ‘concert’ and in one instance we may say it’s a ‘contemporary dance’

About the artist: