Celebrate what makes us human at second Humanities Literacy Week


Celebrate what makes us human at a week-long series of events that showcase exceptional research and people in the Faculty of Humanities.

Our second annual Humanities Literacy Week, from January 13 to 19, explores the value and values of our faculty, offering insight into topical historical issues, literature, digital technology, and culture.

Events include a digital humanities open house on Jan. 13 at the Humanities Computing and Media Centre, which will showcase 11 projects from our faculty, from mapping literary place names in The Map of Early Modern London to revealing the unknown in Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History.

On Jan. 14, Professor Chris Douglas (pictured above), from the Department of English, will speak at the Belfry Theatre, giving insight into why white Evangelical Christians overwhelmingly support US President Donald Trump—and why the Republicans can count on that demographic's support during the next presidential election.

On Jan. 15, Professor Hélène Cazes (French), will examine why, historically, we have known so little about women's anatomy. And on Jan. 17, Professor Rachel Cleves (History) and Lecturer Joel Hawkes (English) will explain how they use archival research to recover lost and historically marginalized voices.

We will launch our first Humanities Reading List this year, revealing more than 30 books that have inspired, invigorated and informed professors across our faculty. Find out which books changed how we see the world.

A full schedule of events is available on our Humanities Literacy Week site.