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Lissa Skitolsky channels hip‑hop's critical testimony to the academy
At the launch of her new book, Hip-Hop as Philosophical Text and Testimony: Can I Get a Witness?, Dal's Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair of Jewish Studies will share the spotlight with local hip-hop artists — highlighting their stories and raising awareness about the community that supports them.
Trump‑inspired mob at U.S. Capitol follows a familiar path of election violence
The attack on the U.S. Capitol follows some familiar patterns of violence inspired by politicians around the world who won't accept election losses, write Dalhousie's Robert Huish and University of Ottawa's Gabrielle Bardall on The Conversation.
Ask an expert: Ajay Parasram on the police response to Trump mob's storming of U.S. Capitol
Why was law enforcement not more aggressive in its response as the U.S federal legislature was stormed by rioters? We ask Dr. Ajay Parasram, a professor in the Department of International Development Studies and the Department of History.
How to come together while being apart over the holidays
The holiday season is a time of festivities, social gatherings and making memories. The situation this year could challenge some of those rituals and comforts and prompt new ways of celebrating, says Martha Radice, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Saluting the spirit of Hanukkah during difficult times
Lissa Skitolsky, the Simon and Riva Spatz Visiting Chair in Jewish Studies at Dal, reflects on the story of Hanukkah and negotiating between past and present in the holiday tradition.
Rewriting the script on film studies during a global pandemic
Shannon Brownlee adapted her film studies classes for an online environment this year to ensure more opportunities for shared viewing and discussion, both essential elements of learning in the discipline.
Ask an expert: Robert Huish on pandemic‑fuelled stigmas and what can be done to prevent them
The International Development Studies researcher shares insights from his study on the consequences and outcomes of stigma and how it has evolved throughout the pandemic.
Nearly a century old, Machinal’s underlying themes as relevant as ever
Inspired by the trial and execution of the murderer Ruth Snyder, the Fountain School’s second production of the season, Machinal, uses character archetypes — young woman, mother, husband — to explore how societal forces can impact our inner lives.
News from FASS
How to write 100 books ‑ Surf poet Lesley Choyce speaks
Transition Year Program and Creative Writing instructor, Lesley Choyce talks to John DeMont of The Chronicle Herald about what it takes to write 100 books
Katherine Fierlbeck talks to The Chronicle Herald about how Nova Scotians deserve more COVID data
Political Science professor Katherine Fierlbeck says the province should be more forthcoming with basic data identifying where transmission of COVID-19 is happening in the region
Rohan Maitzen of Dalhousie's English department delivers talk to members of the Trollope Society
The Trollope Society exists, with a world-wide membership, to promote and publish the works of Anthony Trollope, to provide a forum for the exploration of all aspects of his life, and to encourage the reading and enjoyment of his fiction for future generations.
New Book‑Black Matters by Dr. Afua Cooper and Willfried Raussert
Professor Afua Cooper, of the departments of History and Sociology & Social Anthropology, and photographer Wilfried Raussert collaborate in this book of poems and photographs focused on everyday Black experiences
Robert Huish on pandemic‑appropriate course
Dr. Robert Huish talks to CTV News Atlantic about the innovative new course he designed loosely based on the board game, Pandemic
Pandemic! The class: Dalhousie University introduces board game inspired course on pandemic management
Robert Huish, an associate professor in Dalhousie's Department of International Development Studies, has designed a course based on the board game Pandemic by Z-MAN Games.
Safe Space for White Questions - January edition
January 27, 2021, 12:30 PM
National Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Training Series - Introduction to Compute Canada for HSS Researchers
February 16, 2021, 1:00 PM
National Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Training Series - Cloud Applications in Humanities and Social Sciences
February 16, 2021, 3:30 PM
National Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Training Series - Data Management Plans for Humanities and Social Sciences
February 17, 2021, 1:00 PM