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Frankenstein reading a novel

Faculty of Arts

Halloween is for Frankenreads

October 16, 2018 — 
On October 31, 2018, the world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. There are over 450 worldwide participants in Frankenreads, from Brazil to Bhutan to the University of Manitoba. Join in on the fun.

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Hee-Jung Serenity Joo, Director, UMIH stands outside the Tier Building

Faculty of Arts

Joo named UMIH Director

September 6, 2018 — 
Hee-Jung Serenity Joo has been named Director of the University of Manitoba Institute of the Humanities (UMIH).

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Harry Potter books formed an important part of many childhoods

Faculty of Arts

Two decades of Harry Potter

December 7, 2017 — 
There are few people who were children in the late 1990s and early 2000s who grew up without Harry Potter. A new panel has explored this tradition of two decades.

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Faculty of Arts

PhDs That Work—Beyond the Professoriate

November 9, 2017 — 
In late October the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities brought Maren Wood and Jennifer Polk of Beyond the Professoriate to campus to deliver a series of workshops entitled “PhDs That Work: Finding Success in an Uncertain Job Market.”

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A full audience at the Institute for the Humanities

Faculty of Arts

A Leisurely Chat with a Couple of “Slow Professors”

February 1, 2017 — 
Maggie Berg and Barbara K Seeber, authors of The Slow Professor, visited our campus last week for discussion of their recent book.


Faculty of Arts

Musical Encounters

January 25, 2017 — 
New research at the UMIH colloquium series provides new ways of accessing and understanding music's importance.

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