Events

PHH-O Awards Info Session

The Public Humanities Hub – Okanagan Awards Info Session is an opportunity for UBCO community members to learn more about applying for the Public Humanities Joint Fellowship Award and the Public Humanities Impact Awards.

We invite UBCO faculty members and graduate students to join us with their questions about these award programs.

The Info Session will be on June 19, 2020 (Friday) from  11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Register at https://awardsinfosession.eventbrite.ca.

The Zoom invite will be sent to the registered participants 24 hours before the actual event.

PHH-O Annual Meeting

First Annual Meeting: Thinking Back and Looking Ahead

Join the Public Humanities Hub Okanagan for the First Annual Meeting to discuss the accomplishments from the past year, and to plan the activities in supporting research and outreach in the coming academic year.

Date: June 5, 2020
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Via Zoom link invite.

Register

Postponed to July 2021.

“Human Matters: Engaging Publics in the Humanities”

July 8-11, 2020

Inaugural Conference of the Public Humanities Hub – Okanagan

Learn more


CANCELLED DUE TO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. Will be rescheduled at some later point.

To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture

March 14, 2020

Join the Public Humanities Hub – Okanagan, in coordination with the conference “Institutions of the Soviet Bloc: Print Culture, Higher Education, and Censorship in State Socialism,” for an afternoon with Eleonory Gilburd, a professor of history at the University of Chicago, and a discussion of her award-winning book “To See Paris and Die: The Soviet Lives of Western Culture.”

About the book: The Soviet Union was a notoriously closed society until Stalin’s death in 1953. Then, in the mid-1950s, a torrent of Western novels, films, and paintings invaded Soviet streets and homes, acquiring heightened emotional significance. To See Paris and Die is a history of this momentous opening to the West.

Innovation Centre Theatre
460 Doyle Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 0C2
Date: 14 March 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 3-5 PM

This event is supported by:

The Department of Economics, Political Science, and Philosophy
The Reichwald Endowment Grant from the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

CANCELLED DUE TO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS. Will be rescheduled at some later point.


Institutions of the Soviet Bloc: Print Culture, Higher-Education and Censorship Systems

March 12-14, 2020

The symposium is multi-disciplinary and hosts distinguished guest speakers from Europe, Canada, and the US, who will debate recent challenges regarding the historiography of the countries of the former Soviet Bloc. The discussions will address the following overarching question: what are the limitations inherent in the totalitarianist model of truth in relation to the institutions of the former Soviet Bloc?


Unveiling the Nation: The Politics of Secularism in France and Quebec” by Dr. Emily Laxer (York University, ON)

March 11, 2020

part of “The Power, Conflict, and Ideas Speaker Series”

hosted by the Irvin K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Languages and World Literatures (FCCS)


Social Work Week: United by Diversity, Strengthened by Inclusion

March 15-21, 2020

hosted by the Okanagan Branch of the BCASW


Gender & Women’s Studies Celebrates International Women’s Day 2020

March 9, 2020

Celebrations kick off with the launch of the second issue of the Gender and Women’s Studies undergraduate journal, That’s What [WE] Said, followed by a talk and workshop from Hannah McGregor, Assistant Professor in Publishing at Simon Fraser University: “So You Want to Make a Podcast?”

March 10, 2020

Interview of Vancouver stand-up comics Maddy Kelly and Danika Thibault, and their stand-up comedy performances follow after.


Honouring Indigenous Writers – Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

March 9, 2020

hosted by the Innovation Library


ACTS29 Theatre

March 1, 2020

hosted by The Public Theatre Project