Circle of Fellows 2019-2020

Submitted by Sonja Johnston on Thu, 09/19/2019 - 08:53

Thursdays are special at the JHI. Our Fellows meet to share lunch and talk about their research in an open, supportive forum that always generates an interesting discussion. The first lunch for our 2019-2020 year got the ball rolling with introductions and short synopses of research projects related to our annual theme– Strange Weather– which explores questions and themes around climate change.

The Perfect Storm: Public Studio in the Midst of Strange Weather

Submitted by Sonja Johnston on Fri, 06/12/2020 - 09:09

By Elle Flanders, Public Studio | JHI Artists in Residence 2019-20

At the end of our fellowship with the Jackman Humanities Institute we were asked a series of questions reflecting on our time here. Like most artists, we will begin at the end and work backwards: The last question asked was if we had any advice for any artists thinking about applying for the Artist in Residence program?

Resource Sovereignty and Carbon Sink Conservation

Submitted by Sonja Johnston on Fri, 05/01/2020 - 15:04

Zachary Rosen is completing his B.A. in philosophy and history and holds the Dr. Jan Blumenstein Award in the Humanities as a 2019-2020 Undergraduate Fellow. Zachary’s research is in the political philosophy of climate crisis mitigation; specifically, his research investigates how the principle of permanent sovereignty over natural resources can be a barrier to meaningful mitigation action, especially with regard to the conservation of crucial carbon sinks like rainforests.

Narrative Fiction and the Wilderness

Submitted by Sonja Johnston on Thu, 04/16/2020 - 13:18

Olive Scott is an Undergraduate Research Fellow at the JHI this year, and holds the Zoltan Simo Award. She is currently in third year at the University of Toronto studying Classical Civilizations with a double minor in Creative Expression & Society and Art History. The text for this post was provided by Olive.