Celebrate what makes us human at Humanities Literacy Week

Humanities Literacy Week

Celebrate what makes us human at a week-long series of events in March, culminating in the Humanitas Awards Gala. The Faculty of Humanities will host our first Humanities Literacy Week, from March 11 to 15, at various locations on campus and in Victoria. "What better way to showcase the value and values of the Humanities than to perform them for the university and the city?" says Dean Chris Goto-Jones. 

Visit our Humanities Literacy Week site for details. Events include:

  • Monday, March 11: Our second Virtual Ninja Tournament featuring Dragon Ball FighterZ on our Sony PS4 consoles at UVic Libraries Digital Scholarship Commons, 1 to 3 pm. 
  • Wednesday, March 13: "Humanities in the City: Public Discourse and Human Beings," panel discussion at City Hall featuring Mayor Lisa Helps, Dean Chris Goto-Jones and Philosophy Associate Professor Audrey Yap, with Centre for Studies in Religion and Society Director Paul Bramadat as moderator. City Hall Council Chambers, 7 pm.
  • Thursday, March 14: Graduate student soiree at UVic Libraries, 4.30 to 6.30 pm.
  • Thursday, March 14, 6 pm to 8 pm: Ceremony and celebration at First Peoples House for the launch of the Indigenous Studies major. To be followed by a symposium on Friday.
  • Friday, March 15, 8.30 am to 2.30 pm, First Peoples House: Indigenous Studies will hold a symposium based on the launch of two new books, Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE) Director Robina Thomas's Protecting the Sacred Cycle: Indigenous Women and Leadership and an anthology containing work by Assistant Professor of Gender Studies Christine Sy, Keetsahnak / Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters. The symposium will focus on Indigenous women's leadership, anti-violence and resurgence work from Indigenous women's perspectives, and dismantling gender violence. 
  • Friday, March 15, 2 pm to 3 pm, UVic Libraries: A tribute to Historic Humanist Award winner Ursula K. Le Guin and discussion of her book The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas.
  • Friday, March 15: Finish off the week at the Humanitas Awards Gala at the Baumann Centre, 7 pm.Tickets cost $65.