Dal research "à la radio"

New radio program from the Department of French

- March 27, 2013

Jean-Jacques Defert (right) and Vittorio Frigerio (centre) interview Sociology and Social Anthropology professor Liesl Gambold on the March 13 program. (Danny Abriel photo)
Jean-Jacques Defert (right) and Vittorio Frigerio (centre) interview Sociology and Social Anthropology professor Liesl Gambold on the March 13 program. (Danny Abriel photo)

Bonjour les étudiants de Dalhousie! Écoutez-vous la radio? Vous devriez, maintenant!

The Department of French at Dal recently launched a new radio program on CKRH 98.5 to speak to the Halifax community about the world of Dalhousie, broadcast in French.

The program is called “Dessine-moi un mouton” or "Draw Me a Sheep" and it will run from February to May on Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. It features different professors from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and elsewhere who will be speaking about their research, what they do at Dal and how the Dalhousie community works.

Jean-Jacques Defert, a professor in the Department of French, designed the program to share information about the university and to highlight the innovative research done by the many Francophone or Francophile researchers working at Dal, principally within FASS.

“We would like to reach out to the large francophone community in Halifax and to give representation to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences here at Dal,” explains Dr. Defert.

“This is a great way for Dal to offer programming to a relatively untapped market: the French NS community,” explains Krista Armstrong, the alumni and communications officer for FASS.

Reflecting on knowledge

The name “Dessine-moi un mouton” comes from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s novella Le Petit Prince. A philosophical piece, published in 1943, the story follows a pilot after he crashes his plane in the desert and meets a young boy, who explains that he is a prince from a distant asteroid fallen to earth. The young prince asks the pilot to draw him a sheep so that he may take it back to his planet and share it.

Dr. Defert explains of himself and his co-host, Vittorio Frigerio, “We are like the little prince, reflecting on knowledge itself and different worldviews.”

Thus far, the program has featured faculty ranging from Gregory Hanlon (History), to Stephane Mechoulan (Public Administration), to Francoise Baylis (Philosophy/Medicine), to Jean-Sebastien Guy and Liesl Gambold (Sociology and Social Anthropology).

The show's schedule of remaining guests is as follows:

March 27: Dr. F. Whoriskey (OTN)
April 3: Dr. H. Ramos (SOSA)
April 10: Dr. J. White (Film Studies)
April 17: Dr. L. Kreplak (Physics)
April 24: Dr. M. Radice (SOSA)
May 1: Dr. J.-C. Boucher (Political Science)
Mary 8: Dr. J. Blais (Music)
May 15: Dr. V. Chappe (Physiology)
May 22: Dr. C. Elson (French)
May 29: Retrospective

Podcasts will be available soon on the CKRH website for those who may have missed a show. Be sure to check it out on CKRH every Wednesday at noon.

Branchez-vous sur CKRH 98,5 fm pour écouter live ou en différé le show de vos professeurs ! A bientôt !


All comments require a name and email address. You may also choose to log-in using your preferred social network or register with Disqus, the software we use for our commenting system. Join the conversation, but keep it clean, stay on the topic and be brief. Read comments policy.

comments powered by Disqus