The Public Humanities Hub Okanagan works to identify best practices in humanities capacity-building and support research culture at both the Okanagan and Vancouver campuses of UBC.

The Public Humanities Hub (PHH-O) at UBC Okanagan extends the UBC research cluster strategy to foster research excellence and develop Humanities collaborations with public-facing research and programming.

PUblic HUMANITIES hub director

Brigitte Le NormandBrigitte Le Normand is an Associate Professor of History at UBC Okanagan. Her research focuses on the transformative project that was state socialism in Yugoslavia after the Second World War.

She has previously researched this topic with a focus on urban planning and migration, and is now examining change in Fiume/Rijeka, a city that transferred from Italian to Yugoslav sovereignty after the Second World War. This SSHRC-funded project includes research collaboration with digital humanists and geographers, and involves the creation of an augmented reality mobile phone app, “Rijeka in Flux,” allowing users to interact with Rijeka’s turbulent and fascinating past.

Le Normand believes that the humanities are key to empowering individuals and societies to tackle today’s greatest challenges.

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Steering Committee

Brigitte Le Normand | PHH-O Director, Associate Professor, History

Greg Garrard | FCCS Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies, Professor, Sustainability and English

Heather Latimer | Assistant Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies

Fiona McDonald | Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Jessica Stites Mor | Associate Professor, History

Laura Mudde | Graduate Student Representative

Briar Murphy | Undergraduate Student Representative


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