Arts & Humanities - Global Connections


The Faculty of Arts & Humanities is heavily engaged in international teaching and research. Our faculty and students are immersed in experiences and research initiatives around the globe, and we regularly connect with other scholars and welcome them to campus at Western. Listed below are some recent highlights that showcase our international reach.

Classical Studies in Rome

Classical Studies professors Kelly Olson, Alex Meyer and Beth Greene are currently in Rome and Naples with students on a study tour. Follow their adventures through their blog and Instagram account @westerninrome Read More

Tracy Isaacs, Julia Emberley and Nandi Bhatia participated in The Sahitya Conference in India

Tracy Isaacs, Julia Emberley and Nandi Bhatia recently participated in the Sahitya Conference in India. The idea for this conference emerged from discussions with Dr. Kalpana Rao when she came to Western as a Visiting Fellow under the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute's Faculty Mobility Grant Read More

India @70: Revisiting Memories and Histories of 1947

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur organized an International Interdisciplinary Seminar sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research and the Indian Council of Historical Research on 3-4 January 2018 to mark the 70th year of India’s independence. The Seminar was jointly convened by Professor Anjali Gera Roy, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and Professor Nandi Bhatia, Western University. Read More

Exploring how yoga healed a broken country

Mayme Audra Lefurgey, a graduate student in Western’s collaborative program between Women’s Studies and Feminist Research and the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, recently spent three months in Colombia, interviewing a Colombian non-profit organization on how it is using yoga to help victims of the country’s civil war. Read More

Crossing ‘Borders’ for global understanding

Andrew Botterell, the Chair of Western’s Department of Philosophy, who holds a joint appointment with the Faculty of Law, recently returned from Ethiopia, having taught jurisprudence at Bahir Dar University through a volunteer program with Academics Without Borders. Read More