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Workshop explores relationship between art and anthropology

Workshop explores relationship between art and anthropology

Art exhibits can serve as powerful forms of public anthropology, putting on display an individual’s creative exploration of what it means to be human. As part of its Anthropology Beyond the Academy series, the York University Department of Anthropology’s Winter 2024 event will demonstrate just that by featuring the work of abstract and mixed-media artist Audra […]

Creative writing feedback available from writer-in-residence

Creative writing feedback available from writer-in-residence

No matter your profession, creative writing is a healthy way to disconnect from reality, stretch the limits of your mind and tap into your imaginative side. And regardless of your experience level, feedback is always beneficial. As part of the York University English Department’s Writer-in-Residence Program, esteemed Toronto author Emma Healey is offering appointments to York students, […]

LA&PS Professor Adrian Shubert Awarded Connection Grant

LA&PS Professor Adrian Shubert Awarded Connection Grant

Professor Adrian Shubert was awarded a SSHRC Connection Grant for a project titled “Phase 2 of 'Spanish Civil War: A Virtual Museum: Adding New Galleries and Content, Extending the Audience, and Developing Resources for Educators" (SCWVM). This is an outreach project whose overarching goal is to further extend knowledge exchange and dissemination about one of […]

LA&PS Profs publish new book and magazine article about a remarkable piece of maritime history

LA&PS Profs publish new book and magazine article about a remarkable piece of maritime history

Professor Boyd Cothran in York University’s Department of History, and Adrian Shubert, Professor Emeritus, recently published a new book, The Edwin Fox: How an Ordinary Sailing Ship Connected the World in the Age of Globalization, 1850-1914 (University of North Carolina Press, 2023), detailing the history of the Edwin Fox, a seemingly unremarkable merchant ship vessel […]

Passings: Professor Emerita Lillian Lerman

Passings: Professor Emerita Lillian Lerman

Dr. Lillian Lerman, Professor Emerita and former Undergraduate Program Director of the Division of Social Science in the Faculty of Arts (now Liberal Arts & Professional Studies), passed away on January 26, 2024.  Lillian was a longtime and beloved member of the Division of Social Science, both as a lecturer and academic leader who could […]

Prof’s new book reveals communicative capacities of textile

Prof’s new book reveals communicative capacities of textile

Long before the invention of the typewriter or the telephone, and even before humankind had a functioning alphabet, communication was taking place through textile craft. Ganaele Langlois, a professor in York University’s Department of Communication & Media Studies, has published a new book exploring just that – the often-ignored transformative communicative capacities of traditional textiles. How […]

Bestselling author to share publishing secrets at upcoming event

Bestselling author to share publishing secrets at upcoming event

If you’ve ever fantasized about becoming a published author, or are simply curious about how the book industry works, you won’t want to miss this upcoming event. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, York University’s Writing Department and Creative Writing program are hosting a talk and Q-and-A session with Cody Caetano, a literary agent and award-winning Indigenous author […]

Professor Sylvia Bawa announces the publication of her co-edited book, Truth Commissions and State Building

Professor Sylvia Bawa announces the publication of her co-edited book, Truth Commissions and State Building

Professor Sylvia Bawa announces the publication of her co-edited book, Truth Commissions and State Building, by McGill-Queen's University Press. This book examines truth commissions' mandates, methods, outcomes and legacies and how they shape state-building processes in transitional and restorative justice contexts. Professor Bawa states that "our limited goal in the book was to broadly map the expanding […]

New online CV tool, Discover York Academics, spotlights faculty scholarly work

New online CV tool, Discover York Academics, spotlights faculty scholarly work

York University has launched Discover York Academics, a new electronic curriculum vitae (CV) tool designed to showcase the University’s outstanding faculty members. Discover York Academics is a searchable database that enables faculty members to promote and store their research, publications, scholarly and creative works, and related teaching and professional activities in one centralized profile. In the […]

LA&PS profs, alumni help expand UNESCO’s history of Africa

LA&PS profs, alumni help expand UNESCO’s history of Africa

In 1964, the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) began a project aiming to rewrite the history of the entire African continent, from the first appearance of humans through to modern-day Africa and its diasporas. To accomplish that feat, the organization called upon more than 230 leading experts in the field of African […]