3 Exciting Lectures Coming Up!

Please join us at UMIH for a busy week! Starting Monday, November 4th, we are presenting two exciting lectures: "CARING FOR DIGITAL COLLECTIONS: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND DECOLONIZATION" 1:00pm, 307 Tier Building Hannah Turner (UBC) The Research Cluster on Power and Resistance in Latin America Presents: "TZINTZUNTZAN, PLACE OF THE HUMMINGBIRDS -- AGAIN:  INTERDISCIPLINARY AMBITIONS, ACHIEVEMENTS, REFLECTIONS" … Continue reading 3 Exciting Lectures Coming Up!

The Local Sky Tonight Review

Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan’s performance piece The Local Sky Tonight or What is Being Refusedwas originally commissioned as one of a series of pieces meant to represent different parts of stories. Their original prompt was on the hero’s call; the significance of the secondary title catalyzes from the moment our rabbit-guide begins their rumination of Campbell’s infamous … Continue reading The Local Sky Tonight Review

Want to Assess the Importance and Value of a Humanities Education? Ask your Students

The humanities, it is constantly said, are in free fall and notable only for their dramatic decline and the unremitting “crisis” confronting them. This crisis may be more apparent than real however, as the UMHumanities blog and others have discussed; or if it is real it is because references to this “crisis” have been so … Continue reading Want to Assess the Importance and Value of a Humanities Education? Ask your Students

Trump vs. Native Americans: Exploring a Vendetta

Trump’s decision to directly intervene on behalf of oil companies to allow the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines to move ahead with construction showed a blatant disregard for the rights of Indigenous people. It also wasn’t a surprise. In fact, Trump’s long history of hostility towards Native Americans has been well documented since the … Continue reading Trump vs. Native Americans: Exploring a Vendetta

Why we Should Build on our Recent Picket Line Experience

Nothing is all bad. As difficult and upsetting as it was, and it was plenty of both, the recent dispute at the U of M served to focus our collective attention and kick-start a genuinely inclusive and on-going discussion about the nature, character, and core missions of this public university. And that, I think, is … Continue reading Why we Should Build on our Recent Picket Line Experience