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Still from 2017 film "Dunkirk"The 2017 drama “Dunkirk” is one of the movies under consideration by a panel next week.

Humanities Week events to offer kaleidoscope of views on world

Events every day next week promise to deepen understanding of contemporary life, says Kim Nelson.

Director of the Humanities Research Group, she notes the multidisciplinary approach it offers to Humanities Week.

“We go from history to film to sociology,” says Nelson, an associate professor in the School of Creative Arts.

The week’s schedule includes:

  • Monday, March 25
    “The Origins of Fascism in the United States,” a lecture by Michael Roberto, author of the 2018 book The Coming of the American Behemoth: The Origins of Fascism in the United States, 1920-1940
    6 p.m. in the Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. E.
  • Tuesday, March 26
    “The Right to the Image,” a presentation by Jason Fox on the “emergency cinema” of the Abounaddara Collective, which films daily life on all sides of the conflict in Syria
    6 p.m. in the Multimedia Studio, Alan Wildeman Centre for Creative Arts, Freedom Way
  • Wednesday, March 27
    “Pizza with the Prez,” a student dinner with UWindsor interim president Douglas Kneale, which will feature the announcement of the winner of the Why Humanities? competition
    5 p.m. in Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall
  • Thursday, March 28
    “War on Film,” a panel discussion with author Donald L. Miller, screenwriter and filmmaker Barry Stevens, and writer and lecturer Robert Burgoyne
    6 p.m. at Rock Bottom Bar and Grill, 3236 Sandwich St.
  • Friday, March 29
    “Debating Sacrifice with Durkheim,” a lecture by sociology professor Ronjon Paul Datta, an HRG Fellow, exploring the legacy of David Émile Durkheim (1858-1917), one of the founders of modern social science
    6 p.m. in the Performance Hall, SoCA Armouries, 37 University Ave. E.

All the events are free and open to the public. Learn more on the website of the Humanities Research Group.