Poetry and the Gusle (Podcast)

In this INSIGHT-BLOG podcast we hear from Dr. Stephanie McKenzie of Grenfell Campus’ English program. Stephanie tells us about her research on the gusle, a musical instrument that commonly accompanies epic poetry in Southeastern Europe. We also discuss Stephanie’s recent book, Bow’s Haunt: The Gusle’s Lessons, and hear a poem featured in its pages.

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Elevator Pitches: Roman Armour, Harry Potter, and Building Better Business Directories (Video)

Three students get 40 seconds each to summarize their exciting research in a – literal – series of elevator pitches.

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The Grenfell Art Gallery, Curatorial Research, and the Arts Ecosystem (Podcast)

In this INSIGHT-BLOG podcast we hear from Matthew Hills, Director of the Grenfell Campus Art Gallery. Matthew tells us about the various roles research plays at the Gallery, from helping staff maintain artwork, to the Gallery’s role as a cultural hub and beacon for the larger community. We also discuss Matthew’s role in two upcoming projects in the province and the research components involved.

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Loudun: Measuring Religious Accommodation in a Time of War

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The Catholic parish church of St. Pierre du Marché; Photo by Edwin Bezzina

Dr. Edwin Bezzina of Grenfell’s program unit of Historical Studies is exploring Protestant-Catholic relations in sixteenth and  seventeenth-century France as part of a book project this summer. Specifically, Dr. Bezzina is examining the community of Loudun from 1560 to 1640 during and after a time of religious conflict known as the French Wars of Religion.

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Theatre Research, and Research for Theatre: Past, Present, and Future

This week Insight-Blog features two podcasts with Professors Jerry Etienne and ​Michael Waller of the Grenfell Campus Theatre Program which highlight the myriad of ways research plays a direct role in theatre productions at the Campus and locally. We talk about everything from research that affects the theatre itself as a physical space, to research that informs how that space is used and acted within.

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