The Faculty of Arts and Humanities has a long and proud tradition of academic excellence. We rank consistently as one of the top Faculties in the Arts in Canada. Our nine departments and programs bring together over 150 full-time Professors, many of whom hold teaching and research awards on the local and international stages. 

A&H Research In the News:

New podcast from French Studies


Un podcast du Département d'études françaises de l'Université Western sur la recherche, la littérature, la langue, les mots, les pages que l'on a lues ou que l'on voudrait lire. Un podcast animé par Geneviève De Viveiros Recherche et montage: Forough Hazrati, Lidiya Boteva, Kaitlyn Gagnon Musique: Lidiya Boteva Affiche: Mélanie Paré. LISTEN HERE





Tilottama Rajan awarded 2023 Chauveau Medal

rajan_th.pngRoyal Society of Canada awarded the 2023 Chauveau Medal to Western English and Writing Studies professor Tilottama Rajan, a leading international scholar in Romantic literature, contemporary theory and German idealism. Read more





Western researchers unveil stunning stained-glass artwork in online gallery

By Megan Stacey, Western News, February 07, 2023

02_stainedglassCody Barteet, associate professor in Visual Arts, and Katie Oates, postdoctoral fellow in art history, worked with Courtney Waugh from Western Libraries on transferring a collection of thousands of stained-glass images featuring the rich history of artwork across campus and throughout London to the archives. The images will be accessible to all and the digital platform will help preserve the history of the collection for years to come. Read the full article



Mapping the stories of formerly enslaved Black Londoners focus of new research

By Keri Ferguson, Western News, February 01, 2023

01_Fugitive.jpgMiranda Green-Barteet (English/GSWS) and Alyssa MacLean (English) are working to trace the paths these self-liberated individuals took after arriving in London. By documenting their journeys through an interactive website hosted by Western Libraries, they aim to address a longstanding gap in the history of Black Londoners. Read the full article




Art historian Alena Robin’s persistence paid off with the discovery of masterpiece by Antonio Enríquez

By Keri Ferguson, Western News, December 07, 2022

12_alena.pngVisual arts chair and art historian Alena Robin stands in front of Saint Angelus Preaching in the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, a monumental painting by Antonio Enríquez, an 18th century Mexican painter. Robin recovered the painting during her sabbatical in 2015 and provided the historical evidence to see it restored by the School of Conservation and Restoration of the West in Guadalajara.Read the full article



Western PhD students named Vanier scholars

Western News, November 28, 2022

12_vanier.pngThree PhD candidates were recognized for their leadership and scholarly achievement including Sohini Chatterjee, a student in gender, sexuality and women’s studies, who is researching queer and trans communities in India. Read the full article





Ernaux’s Literature Nobel no surprise for French Studies professor

By Jeff Renaud, Western News, October 28, 2022

10-Karin.pngWestern French Studies professor, Karin Schwerdtner, has studied Annie Ernaux’s critically acclaimed body of work for many years and thinks her Nobel Prize in Literature was long overdue. Read the full article





N’Satung documentary sheds light on Indigenous perspectives on education

By Jo Jennings, Western News, October 20, 2022

10_nsatung_FP.pngHow have Indigenous Peoples of the Great Lakes region experienced education? A new documentary featuring students, staff and graduates of Western’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities collected the voices of Indigenous People from many backgrounds to answer that question. Read the full article




Fulbright student award recipient furthers ‘instapoet’ research at Duke

By Keri Ferguson, Western News, October 11, 2022

10_grubnic.pngWestern PhD candidate Tanja Grubnic is spending nine months at Duke University in North Carolina on a research placement funded by a Fulbright student award. Read the full article





Juan Luis Suárez awarded Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research

By Keri Ferguson, Western News, August 12, 2022

08_hellmuth-2.pngJuan Luis Suárez, Languages and Cultures, has been awarded the 2022 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. Read the full article