Affect and Rationality in the Face of Natural Disaster in Seneca’s Natural Questions

Submitted by Sonja Johnston on Fri, 11/08/2019 - 09:40

Chiara Graf, a Chancellor Henry N.R. Jackman Graduate Fellow in the Humanities, gave a recent Fellows' Lunch talk about affect and rationality in Roman philosopher, scientist, and tragedian Lucius Annaeus Seneca's (c.1 BCE-65 CE) Natural Questions. We had a few special guests including Ted Parker and Kat Furtado, PhD students in Classics and Charlie Foran from CBC Ideas.

Two Tales of the Arctic

Submitted by Sonja Johnston on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 11:40

We gathered for this lunch for a discussion led by faculty research Fellow Mark Cheetham (Art History), and then toured Qaggiq: Gathering Place, an exhibition at the University of Toronto Art Museum.

Mark asked the Fellows to watch John Walker’s film Passage (2008), a semi-documentary look at the mid- 19th century efforts of Scottish explorer John Rae to find out what happened to John Franklin’s doomed expedition to find a northwest passage.