English Prof, author and poet B.W. Powe publishes compelling new book of poetry, Decoding Dust, in 2016 – the launching point for a must-read Brainstorm Q&A.
York U Humanities Professor joins forces with British counterparts to write a comprehensive and unconventional book on how documentary film has been affected by the digital era.
Researchers at York University have been awarded more than $5.5 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The grants, part of more than $107 million in funding and awards recently announced in the Insight Development Grants and Insight Grants Competition, will support York research that improves the quality of life of […]
A systems approach is needed to respond to youth homelessness in York Region and Canada. This was the message at yesterday’s research forum: Re-Imagining Our Response to Youth Homelessness: A Canadian and Global Perspective, organized by United Way York Region (UWYR) and York University at the Markham Convergence Centre. “A multi-sectoral approach is necessary. Non-profit […]
Associate Librarian of Humanities and Religion, Scott McLaren, has been awarded a prestigious Botein Fellowship by the American Antiquarian Society (AAS). McLaren will spend the month of November at the AAS in Worcester Massachusetts extending research he began in his dissertation on early Upper Canadian religious print culture. Specifically, McLaren wants to deepen his understanding of […]
Nielson Bezerra, who received his PhD at Universidade Federal de Fluminense in Brazil in 2010 and now teaches at Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, has been awarded a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue his research program at York University’s Harriet Tubman Institute. The awards were announced by Gary Goodyear, minister of state […]
York historian Michiel Horn says his latest book project may well be the most important one he has ever worked on – and it's not even one he wrote. At the Edge of the Abyss: A Concentration Camp Diary, 1943-1944 is the largest of only 17 such works to survive the Holocaust and is considered […]
Who really wrote the plays and poems that were performed and published under the name “William Shake-Speare?” This is the question that won’t go away, even after 400 years. Could it have been a pen name, and if so, why? It begs the question, who was the real William Shake-Speare? Shakespeare: The Authorship Question, a […]
Scholars from Canada, Spain and Mexico will discuss the birth of liberalism amid the tumultuous struggles for independence in Spain during the 1800s, next week at Glendon. Cádiz, 1812: The Birth of Modern Liberalism will take place Wednesday, March 21, starting at 4pm in the Glendon Hall BMO Conference Centre, Glendon College. The event is free and everyone is […]
York's Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies will celebrate research with a week-long program of midday events starting Monday and continuing through Thursday. Organized by the Faculty's Committee on Research Policy & Planning, the celebration comprises four themed presentations from noon to 1:30pm daily. Scheduled venues include the Senate Chamber, Scott Library Atrium and […]