Conferences and Symposia 2011-2012




Conferences and Symposia 2011-2012


1. The Humanities Research Institute's Fall Term Symposium was held on Thursday, December 15th, 2011 in the Dr. Charles A. Sankey Chamber. The title of the symposium was "Divine/Interventions". The speakers were as follows:
Session I: Chair: Keri Cronin (Visual Arts)
Linda Steer (Visual Arts): Photography and the Beat Generation
Matthew Royal (Music): Musical Composition for Dummies, 17th-Century Style: Kircher's Musarithmica as Method or Theory?
Renée Lafferty (History): 'The Account We Must Render to God': Luck, Prayer, and Providence in the Winning and Losing of the War of 1812
Felipe Ruan (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures) and André Basson: Fashioning a Hyper Pious Colonial Subject: Peruvian Mestizos' Appeal to Pope Gregory XIII (1572-1585)
Session II: Chair: Carmela Colella (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures)
Behnaz Mirzai (History): Identity Transformations of African Communities in Iran
Fanny Dolansky (Classics): Forming Characters: The Ethical Imperatives of Roman Education
Leah Knight (English Language and Literature): Andrew Marvell's Mower, John Gerard's Clown, and Wounded Pride
Catharine Parayre (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures): After "Diggin' Lite Sweat Crude": Surfaces

2. The Humanities Research Institute's Spring Term Symposium was held on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 in the Dr. Charles A. Sankey Chamber. The title of the symposium was "Whither Orientalism?". The speakers were as follows:
Panel I
Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi (Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Toronto): Reframing Orientalism
David Schimmelpenninck (History): Russian Orientalism: Further Reflections
John Sainsbury (History): Orientalism, Ornamentalism, and Cricket
Comment: Virginia Aksan (History, McMaster University)
Panel II
Elizabeth Sauer (English Language and Literature): John Milton's Orientalism Reconsidered
Leah Bradshaw (Political Science): Orientalism and Tyranny
Thomas Glasbergen (History): Orient and Empire: Edmund Burke and the Trial of Warren Hastings, 1786-95
Comment: Jennifer Jenkins (History, University of Toronto)