2011 Celebration of Research and Creative Work in the Faculty of Arts
On March 28, the Faculty of Arts held its second annual Celebration of Research and Creative Work in Arts. This gave us the opportunity to celebrate this year’s winner of a J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research, Professor John-Paul Himka of the Department of History and Classics. Dr. Himka is an exceptional scholar and well-deserving of this year’s award.
At the urging of Department Chairs, we decided to focus our presentation of the research and creative work by colleagues in Arts on themes that had commanded the attention of participants at the 2011 World Economic Forum, held at Davos (Switzerland). Upon her return from the Forum, UofA President Indira Samarasekera indicated that participants had identified energy, food, and water as “themes” that would be of great interest and importance around the world for the next decade. We solicited contributions through all Department Chairs and the range of material that we received testifies to the breadth of the research and creative activities in our Faculty. What better way of indicating clearly how the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences contribute to our understanding of and our approaches to addressing the world around us? I invite you to have a look for yourself: the links below allow you to see the text of Dr. Himka's address and presentations screened at our March 28 Celebration. Enjoy!
Lesley B. Cormack
Dean, Faculty of Arts
Research and Creative Works - Energy
Research and Creative Works - Food
Research and Creative Works - Water
CRC's, Named Chairs, and Research Award Winners in Arts
Text of John-Paul Himka's Address