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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
Settler Accountability and Responsibility

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...

Animals, Ethics, and Everyday Politics

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...

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...