This week in Arts Buzz: the winter 2017 term begins with a (dis)Agreement, an attack of Lisztomania and wraps up (in a warm blankie) with the Danish concept of Hygge!
ARTS & CULTURE
› The Humanities Program invites you to the opening reception of (dis)Agreements, a pop-up museum in Cameron Library, on Tuesday, January 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Humanities Program (HUM) brings together a diverse group of adult learners who all share a passion for lifelong learning. Throughout the Fall 2016 term we explored how systems and institutions are built on (dis)agreements and how we, often unwillingly, become part of the agreements by accessing these systems. We explored the role power plays in developing systems; how power is accessed and withheld.
› The Stories Behind the Music noon-hour organ recital series resumes this Wednesday, January 11 with Marnie Giesbrecht and Joachim Segger, who will be performing two excerpts on the Casavant organ from Canadian composer Jacobus Kloppers: Celtic Impressions for solo organ and From the Musical Memoirs of a Canadian Organist for organ duet. 12-1 p.m., Convocation Hall. Admission is free.
› Final week to visit the Virtual Feminist Bookstore: Screening Recitations, Bookstore Artifacts, and a Happening Waiting to Happen, featuring work by Steven Leyden Cochrane and curated by Roewan Crowe. Exhibition closes Friday, January 13. femlab gallery, 1-02 Assiniboia Hall, weekdays from 9:30 to 4 p.m.
› The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies, in collaboration with Mazurka Music and Art, is pleased to present LISZTOMANIA – an afternoon of music featuring a piano solo by Mikolaj Warszynski this Sunday, January 15 at 2:30 p.m., Convocation Hall. Admission by donation.
› The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS) group, the ECMC Chair in Islamic Studies and the Department of Political Science are pleased to invite you to a public talk – “Creating Thriving Societies in Troubling Times” – with Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies (Oxford University). When: Thursday, January 19 from 7 – 9 p.m. Location: The Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS), room 1-430.
› Pedagogies of Implication/Pedagogies of Resistance: a workshop to consider the pedagogical work involved in “decolonizing” and “indigenizing” our classrooms, takes place Friday, January 20 from 3-4:30 p.m., 3-26 Arts.
THIS & THAT
› Natalie Van Deusen, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies’ Henry Cabot and Linnea Lodge Professor of Scandinavian Studies, has been interviewed on CBC about the Danish concept of Hygge, or winter contentment. Cozy up to this interview here.
› Reminder: The Department of History & Classics’ Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation Research Fellowships application deadline is this Friday, January 13. The Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation of Banff offers research awards for full-time graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at the University of Alberta. More information here.
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