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The Fireplace Series

Interdisciplinary Conversations from Queen’s University Faculty of Arts and Science. Recorded live around a fireplace in Queen’s Stauffer Library, this series aims to spark interdisciplinary thought and ideas about all sorts of places that matter. Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Science and the Queen’s University Library, each episode sees two speakers from different disciplinary backgrounds meet for an impromptu conversation, seeking both common and uncommon ground.

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The Fireplace Series: Past Five Episodes
Ecological Grief

Ecological Grief

Recorded: March 28 2019 We are living in a time of increasing ecological loss – with some being forced to feel...

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...

Sounding Routes and Places

Sounding Routes and Places

Recorded: November 16 2018 Speakers: Laura Murray (Professor, Department of English and Cultural Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Program and scholar on...

Spaces and Places of Interdisciplinarity

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...

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

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...