What has made books - bound volumes of texts and images - so compelling for so many hundreds of years? Join us for Book Work. How Books Work, from Medieval Manuscripts to Contemporary Art, an evening of presentations and discussions on books, how they work, how they're made, and the roles they play in our lives. Book Work will take place on February 8th 2015 at 7:00pm at the Owens Art Gallery in Sackville, N.B.
This symposium will aim to enter the heated debate of the issues raised by transnational migration which shakes all contemporary societies and transforms our understanding of national identity today.
A key element of the Royal Society of Canada's (RSC) Strategic Plan is to “expand the reach of the RSC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Symposium”. Between 1945 and 1980, the AGM of the RSC was hosted at least once in every province of Canada, at 25 universities from coast to coast. In 2013, the RSC resumed the practice of moving the AGM around the country, beginning with a visit to Banff, Alberta.
The future of post-secondary education is a current debate, nationally and internationally. Our goal is to develop an understanding of the nuances and dynamics in Atlantic Canada, which can contribute to the broader discussion. The focus of this symposium will be the historic and emerging role(s) of the university: preparation for civic life, education, research, job training; past and future impact of the university beyond the campus, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Alexandra Novosseloff will share her research on borders and walls, gleaned from a two-year journey while preparing her book, Des murs entre les hommes (Walls between Men). A roundtable discussion featuring Halifax experts will follow this talk and expand upon the idea of walls and borders – both physical and conceptual. Do they serve the same function?