This week in Arts Buzz: just like the weather, this week has a little bit of everything: the music of Austria, upcoming lectures, and a dive into dictionaries of the past.
ARTS & CULTURE
› TODAY! The Wirth Institute invites you to an evening with Austrian pianist Anna Magdalena Kokits, who will be performing at Convocation Hall on Monday, October 2 at 6 p.m. This concert is included in a national tour sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum in Ottawa and as part of the Canada 150 celebrations. Read more about Kokits in this Ottawa Citizen interview.
› The University of Alberta, in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum and the Aga Khan Council for Edmonton, is pleased to present a special lecture by Islamic geometric design expert Eric Broug. Friday, October 6, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Telus Centre, Room 134. Click here for more information and to register. There will also be a special workshop with Eric Broug, which will include 1. the presentation: An Introduction to the Basic Principles of Islamic Geometric Design, and 2. Drawing Sessions: Fourfold Patterns & Sixfold Patterns, Friday October 6 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m, Telus Centre Room 134. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
› Please join us for an afternoon of discovery into the relationship between music and health at the Integrative Health Speakers Series: Music as Medicine event on Wednesday, October 4 from noon to 12:50 p.m. (Flash Talks) and 12:50 – 1:50 p.m (Q & A). 4-099, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA).
› English and Film Studies presents: Faculty Works In Progress with John Considine – “The Reader’s Hand in Sixteenth-Century Dictionaries“, Thursday, October 5, 2 – 3 p.m., Humanities Centre 3-95 (Salter Reading Room).
› The Department of Political Science presents The North: The 12th Annual Hurtig Lecture on the Future of Canada, with internationally acclaimed author and playwright Tomson Highway. Thursday, October 19, 7 – 9:30 p.m., Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) 1-44. Free Admission, but with limited seating. Please RSVP here.
› You are invited to the Department of Political Science’s round table on “What Comes Next? The Political Afterlives of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission“, featuring Glen Coulthard, author of Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition; Audra Simpson, author of Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States; and Robert Nichols, author of Freedom: Heidegger, Foucault, and the Politics of Historical Ontology. Wednesday, October 4, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Horowitz Theatre, Students’ Union Building.
› On Friday, September 29, the U of A Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) encouraged everyone to wear an orange shirt to honour and remember the experiences and loss of the thousands of children stolen from their families and placed in Indian Residential Schools. The turnout for #OrangeShirtDay2017 was great! Read more about the importance of this event here.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
› On Thursday, September 28, the University of Alberta honoured the achievements of faculty, students and staff at the annual Celebrate! Teaching.Learning.Research event. Congratulations to political scientist Janine Brodie, who received the University of Alberta’s highest honour – the University Cup! Once again, the Faculty of Arts was strongly represented.
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