Episode 9: How Matter Matters

Recorded: 13 March 2020 This chat brings together scholars who spend much of their lives thinking about matter – what it is and what it does. Bronwyn Parry, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London (and herself an amalgam of anthropologist, sociologist and human geographer) here engages in conversation with Associate Dean […]

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Episode 8: Looking Online

Recorded: 14 February 2020 Laila Haidarali (Queen’s University, Departments of Gender Studies and History) and Martin Hand (Queen’s University, Department of Sociology) discuss looking online: how we look at our ourselves, how we look at others, and how we perform ourselves for visual consumption online. Their discussion will consider cultures of beauty and the performance of […]

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Settler Accountability and Responsibility

Recorded: 1 November 2019 Focusing on Settler Accountability and Responsibility, Selena Couture and Dorit Naaman explore settler relationships to land in different area contexts, asking questions about how settlers can construct accountable and responsible relationships in and with occupied spaces, places, and peoples. Selena and Dorit delve into the role of language in relation to responsibility […]

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Animals, Ethics, and Everyday Politics

Recorded: 11 October 2019 Animals are a part of human ethics and everyday politics, and in this episode of the Fireplace Series Will Kymlicka and Samantha King reflect on their own writings pertaining to animals. Coming from different disciplinary backgrounds, Samantha and Will have an open-ended discussion about animals and what it means to be in […]

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Ecological Grief

Recorded: March 28 2019 We are living in a time of increasing ecological loss – with some being forced to feel it more acutely than others. For instance, temperatures are warming much faster in the north of Newfoundland and Labrador than in the rest of the world. And with the loss of sea ice, people’s home […]

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Kindness and Interconnectivity

Kindness and Interconnectivity

Recorded: February 14 2019 Set around a fireplace in Queen’s University’s Stauffer Library, this conversation addresses the relations between kindness and interconnectivity. Queen’s Jacqueline M. Davies (Professor in Philosophy) and Paul Grogan (Professor in Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology) consider, from different disciplinary perspectives, questions like: what does kindness and awareness of interconnection mean in the classroom?  The conversation begins and ends […]

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Laura Murray, Andra McCartney

Sounding Routes and Places

Recorded: November 16 2018 Speakers: Laura Murray (Professor, Department of English and Cultural Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Program and scholar on the History of colonialism, oral history, critical heritage, pedagogy) and Andra McCartney (Professor Emerita, Concordia University, Centre for Sensory Studies and scholar on Acoustics, soundwalks, culture, communication). A conversation between Laura Murray and Andra McCartney […]

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Barbara Crow and Dylan Robinson

Spaces and Places of Interdisciplinarity

Recorded: November 2 2018 Speakers: Barbara Crow (Professor, Department of Sociology and Dean of Arts and Science at Queen’s, scholar on Feminism, Aging, and Technology) and Dylan Robinson, (Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts, Indigenous Perspectives on Listening and Sensory Perception, Sound Studies) A conversation between Barbara Crow and Dylan Robinson that centers on potential […]

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A Room of One’s Own: Liberation and Confinement in the Single Room

Recorded:  March 27 2018 Speakers: Leslie Topp (Principal’s Development Fund International Visiting Scholar, Head, Department of History of Art, Reader in History of Architecture, Birkbeck, University of London) and Lisa Guenther (Professor, Department of Philosophy). Leslie Topp and Lisa Guenther consider spaces of incarceration and seclusion within institutions both historical and contemporary, focusing on the […]

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