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Andrea A. Davis Book Launch & Celebration Horizon, Sea, Sound

Andrea A. Davis Book Launch & Celebration Horizon, Sea, Sound

Book Launch & Celebration for Horizon, Sea, Sound: Caribbean and African Women's Cultural Critiques of Nation (2022). Andrea Davis in conversation with Christina Sharpe, and reflections by Eve Tuck, Rinaldo Walcott, and Ola Mohammed. Presented by Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University and Another Story Bookshop with support from Canada Research Chair in Black […]

York University Programme in Classical Studies Presents: (Belated) Fiftieth Anniversary Research Symposium

York University Programme in Classical Studies Presents: (Belated) Fiftieth Anniversary Research Symposium

Classical Studies was first offered at York as a degree programme in the 1971–2 academic year. Normally, we would have celebrated our fiftieth anniversary in 2021. But these have not been normal times. We therefore invite all emeriti, faculty, students, and alumni to our… (Belated) Fiftieth Anniversary Research Symposium Thursday, 5 May, 10.30–4.00 History Common […]

The Religious Studies Program Presents: Dr. Thabit A. J. Abdullah (Department of History) "The Mandaeans of Iraq and their Struggle for Survival"

The Religious Studies Program Presents: Dr. Thabit A. J. Abdullah (Department of History) "The Mandaeans of Iraq and their Struggle for Survival"

Monday, March 21 @ 4:00 PM The final speaker in the Religious Studies series for 2021/2022 is Dr. Thabit A. J. Abdullah of the History Department who will share with us some of his ongoing work on the Mandaeans—a struggling religious community originally based in Iran and often associated with "gnostic" thought. This talk will […]

Cree Poet Louise Halfe/Sky Dancer reads from 'Burning in this Midnight Dream' in Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series

Cree Poet Louise Halfe/Sky Dancer reads from 'Burning in this Midnight Dream' in Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series

During 2021 and 2022, readings are available online and can be accessed according to the schedule. Zoom links will be made available a week before the reading Readings are free and open to members of the public and to members of the York community. Our lineups consist of a unique selection of emerging and established […]

DARE Project helps create first-of-its-kind Black Canadian database of Readings and Films

DARE Project helps create first-of-its-kind Black Canadian database of Readings and Films

Article from LA&PS Newsletter DARE project leads to first-of-its-kind Black Canadian database of Readings and Films  A research project aimed to redress ideologies and systems of anti-Black racism in the University has culminated in a first-of-its-kind database of Black Canadian readings and films. The project, titled “Teaching Against Anti-Black Racism and Toward Black Inclusion,” was […]

"My Journey into South Asian and Religious Studies" with Dr. Julie Vig

"My Journey into South Asian and Religious Studies" with Dr. Julie Vig

Please join the Religious Studies Program and the Department of Humanities in welcoming our new faculty member Dr. Julie Vig on February 14 for a talk about her life and work. Dr. Vig joined the Dept. of Humanities in January and currently teaches HUMA 3802 Sikh History and Thought and HUMA 3819 Outsiders Inside Religion.

Passings: Professor Loredana Kun

Passings: Professor Loredana Kun

Loredana Kun, professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, passed away on Oct. 16. Kun began teaching at York in 2001, and was a dedicated and enthusiastic instructor in the Department of Humanities over these many years, most recently in Myth and Imagination in Greece and Rome.  Her students described her “as one […]

Poem by Louise B. Halfe-Sky Dancer to honour the 215 children in Kamloops and all those destroyed by the residential school system

Poem by Louise B. Halfe-Sky Dancer to honour the 215 children in Kamloops and all those destroyed by the residential school system

Angels: 215 >, 1820 – 1979 “The Past is Always Our Present” A cradle board hangs from a treeA beaded moss bag is folded in a small chestA child’s moccasin is tuckedInto a skunk Pipe bagChildren’s shoes in a ghost dance.A mother clutches thesePalms held against her faceA river runs between her fingers. A small […]

Black Canadian Studies student earns top honours at 2021 HERA conference

Black Canadian Studies student earns top honours at 2021 HERA conference

York University Black Canadian Studies (BCS) certificate program student Michelle Molubi has been recognized at the annual Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA) conference with the top undergraduate research paper honour. For Molubi, a humanities student in her final year, the $1,000 prize from HERA represents the culmination of hard work and meaningful research within the Black […]

Diaspora, Humanism and the Global Project of Black Freedom,” Inaugural Del & Wanita Smyth Lecture on Peace, Justice and Human Security

Diaspora, Humanism and the Global Project of Black Freedom,” Inaugural Del & Wanita Smyth Lecture on Peace, Justice and Human Security

We are thrilled to invite you to the Inaugural Del & Wanita Smyth Lecture on Peace, Justice and Human Security. As we take action against anti-Black racism as a Faculty, this lecture series offers a space for community building, knowledge sharing and mobilization. Starting this series off with a multi-national perspective, our first lecture brings together influential […]