Welcome to Foreword, a podcast from the Faculty of Humanities

Foreword will introduce you to Humanities researchers at Brock and explore how their work can help us make sense of the rapidly changing world around us.

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We’ll be talking with people from across the Faculty to learn what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and why it matters.

In our first series, we’ll be introduced to the relatively new field of game studies and learn about book culture in Early Modern Britain. We’ll hear how new areas of research challenge our preconceptions of the Vikings and ask what a 19th century miller’s diary can tell us about Canadian history. We’ll delve into Indigenous issues and investigate how photographs can influence empathy.

Series two will explore how Humanities can help us make sense of our rapidly changing world. We’ll learn how past societies responded to pandemics and disasters and the need to think globally about COVID-19. We’ll hear how the opera world is responding to calls for decolonization and explore the rising trend of populism around the globe.

We’ll ask some big questions and get some even bigger answers.

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Foreword is hosted and produced by Alison Innes for the Faculty of Humanities at Brock University.

Special thanks to Hayley Wilhelm for her work on our series one bonus episode.

Our sound design and editing for series one is by Serena Atallah. Series two is by Nicole Arnt. Theme music is by Khalid Imam.

Brock University’s MakerSpace and Brock University Marketing and Communications have provided studio space and web support.

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This podcast is financially supported by the Faculty of Humanities at Brock University.