UWindsor’s annual Humanities Week will once again provide students and members of the community with opportunities to take part in a variety of free activities to expand their knowledge and enjoyment of such humanities-related disciplines as languages, literature, history, art, and philosophy, to name a few.
In a popular repeat from last year’s event, students will have an opportunity to win a semester of free tuition by submitting their take on What do the Humanities Mean to You? Entrants are asked to produce a video, essay, poem or proclamation outlining the importance and value of the humanities. Submissions are welcome through September 15.
Humanities Week activities will kick off with a welcome reception hosted by UWindsor president Alan Wildeman in the Welcome Centre at 4 p.m. Monday, September 12. Guest speaker, Lancer women’s basketball coach Chantal Vallée, will discuss how the humanities have enhanced her life and career, while a dramatic reading from the play Picturesque and showing of the documentary One Home, will be featured.
The week’s events also include a lecture by Orphan Black actor and UWindsor alumnus Kevin Hanchard, who will present “Provocative Bodies: Race, Religion and Masculinity in Performance,” Tuesday, September 13, at 4 p.m. in Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall.
Thursday will bring a talk by Thomas King, novelist, scholar, activist and author of The Inconvenient Indian, a visit co-sponsored by the President’s Office and the Humanities Research Group. Find details on all Humanities Week activities on the group’s website.