Foreword

Foreword will introduce you to Humanities researchers at Brock University and explore how the Humanities can help us make sense of the rapidly changing world around us.
Produced by the Faculty of Humanities at Brock University, Canada.

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The final episode in our current series features an extended interview with Dr. Leah Knight, Associate Professor with the Department of English Language and Literature. Dr. Knight discusses her early ...
August 26, 2020
Welcome to the first of two special episodes of Foreword that we’re calling Unabridged. In these episodes we’ll be bringing you the full conversation I had with one of our researchers.  This episode y...
August 19, 2020
We’re bombarded by images every day, whether we’re on Instagram or Twitter, reading a newspaper or Googling a recipe. Some images, like pictures of kittens, might make us feel happy. Other images, suc...
August 12, 2020
Like most people, you might be playing a lot of games these days: board games, video games, or games on your phone. But have you thought about how those games communicate meaning? In this episode we s...
August 5, 2020
How can we get to know people from the past? Primary sources, like government records, letters and diaries, give historians valuable insight into human experiences of the past and making connections w...
July 29, 2020
As we live more of our lives online, data privacy issues become more important. Who is collecting our data and what are they doing with it? Aaron Mauro, Assistant Professor with the Centre for Digital...
July 22, 2020
You’ve heard of landscapes and seascapes, but have you ever head of bookscapes? Today’s researcher investigates the history of reading and attempts to unravel the complex relationship between women an...
July 15, 2020
Before COVID-19 took over our news headlines, Canadians were worried about other issues. There were bushfires in Australia, impeachment in the United States, and royals leaving the United Kingdom. Her...
July 8, 2020
What image comes to mind when you hear the word Vikings? A violent warrior society, raiding and pillaging? A seafaring people trading and migrating across vast distances of the North Atlantic?  Viking...
July 1, 2020
Welcome to a brand new podcast from the Faculty of Humanities at Brock University! Foreword will introduce you to Humanities researchers at Brock and explore how their work can help us make sense of t...
June 15, 2020

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