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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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HUMA Interdisciplinary Dialogue: Music in the Body

Join the HUMA PhD students on a panel especially designed around interdisciplinarity and music!

MARCH 9th from 4-6PM!

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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!

Dayna McLeod Guest Edits NOMOREPOTLUCKS Latest Issue

Current HUMA PhD student, Dayna McLeod, guest edits the latest issue of No More Potlucks.

Issue No. 41’s Theme:

AGED, as in:

• Being of advanced age; old.
• Characteristic of old age.
• Having reached the age of: aged fifty.
• Brought to a desired ripeness or maturity: aged cheese.
• In Geology – approaching the base level of erosion.


Street Theatre by HUMA student Joanna Donehower

This Monday, Sept 14th at dusk!


Une lecture publique et gratuite du conte urbain “Abattoir de l’est” au Parc Hochelaga.***

L’ histoire des fantômes passés, présents, et futurs de la rue Ontario et Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, avec banderole, théâtre d’ombres, et objets curieux….

Racontée par:
Mélanie Binette
Julie Tamiko Manning*
Rae Maitland
Nicolas Germain-Marchand*

Avec musique par Julian Menezes
Images par Alain Bonder
Texte par Joanna Donehower et traduction par Joêlle Bond


***En cas de pluie ce lundi, notre représentation aura lieu au Galerie Alt Art & Design (3963 Sainte-Catherine Est). On va préciser le lieu le matin même, et l’afficher sur Facebook. Ben, on se voit au Parc Hochelaga ou au Galerie lundi soir, 8 pm!

Merci à Éric et Audrey du Galerie qui nous ont généreusement offert leur espace si nécessaire.

***In case of rain, our performance will be relocated to Galerie Alt Art & Design (3963 Sainte-Catherine East). We will officially announce our location the morning of the show, and will post it on Facebook then as well. So, we will see all of you at either Parc Hochelaga, or at the Galerie at 8 pm on Monday!

Thank you to Éric and Audrey at the Galerie who generously offered to share their space with us if we need it!

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