In this week’s blog post, Marta Dvořák, author of the newly released Mavis Gallant: The Eye and the Ear, discusses her relationship with Mavis Gallant, the Paris-based master of the short story and visual and sound culture.
January 31, 2020
Although Aristotle’s contribution to biology has long been recognized, there are many philosophers and historians of science who call him the man who held up the Scientific Revolution by two thousand years. In this post, Christoper Byrne, author of Aristotle’s Science of Matter and Motion, criticizes these views, including that of Thomas Kuhn, a well-known historian and philosopher of science, who was one of many historians that labelled Arisitotle of being the great delayer of natural science.
January 24, 2020 Christopher Byrne
In this post, author of Canoe and Canvas, Jessica Dunkin, discusses why the canoe is such a fascinating subject to her and why her research led her to some fascinating insights into canoeing and the colonial histories behind it.
November 15, 2019
Newly released Things That Art offers an opportunity to interrogate the concept of categories using text and image. Author and artist, Lochlann Jain, speaks with Anne Brackenbury to talk about his debut non-fiction graphic novel.
September 24, 2019
Authors of Power and Everyday Practices discuss their new book that provides students with the tools to think sociologically through the lens of everyday life and encourage students to explore everyday practices that are familiar and that might, at first glance, seem benign.
August 19, 2019
Authors of the forthcoming Absent Mandate discuss the upcoming Canadian federal election: what we can expect to see? Has anything really changed since elections back in 1965? And are Canadian electoral politics now following a new, or even unfamiliar, path?
July 17, 2019
Author Laura Tubelle de González discusses her new textbook Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology, and her hopes for its use in the classroom. González discusses what inspired her, why she includes her own personal experiences, and how her strategic use of language and graphics will allow students to easily place themselves within the book.
July 11, 2019 Laura Tubelle de González
In this post, the editors of Private Sector Entrepreneurship in Global Health discuss the Toronto Health Organization Performance Evaluation (T-HOPE), a group they co-founded back in 2007. They reflect on the outcomes of that group, and discuss why ongoing commitment to improvements in human health is as important now as it was 50 years ago.
July 8, 2019
This long weekend is all about celebrating Canada! So enjoy an excerpt on the Origins of Canada Day from the book Celebrating Canada: Holidays, National Days, and the Crafting of Identities.
June 28, 2019
In the conclusion to our blog series for Pride month, author Laurie Marhoefer shares what Pride means to her, explores the history of gay rights activism, and notes how Pride has changed over the past century.
June 27, 2019