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Items in General Works that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 120 days.

  • Canadian periodical index, 1920-1937 : an author and subject index / Grace Heggie [and others]
    AI 3 C2 1920-1937

  • Canadian periodical index : an author and subject index : January 1938-December 1947 / May L. Newton, editor ; 1947 editor, Dorothy Davidson ; cumulation editor, Betty Jean Faurschou
    AI 3 C2 1938-1947

  • Canadian index to periodicals and documentary films : an author and subject index, January 1948-December 1959 / edited by Margaret E. Wodehouse, Ruth Mulholland ; indexers, Dorothy B. Chatwin [and others]
    AI 3 C2 1948-1959

  • Clash of symbols : a ride through the riches of glyphs / Stephen Webb

  • Museum ethics in practice / Gary Edson
    AM 7 E333 2017eb

  • Using digital humanities in the classroom : a practical introduction for teachers, lecturers, and students / Claire Battershill and Shawna Ross
    AZ 182 B37 2017
    Rooted in the day-to-day experience of teaching and written for those without specialist technical knowledge, this book is the first practical guide to using digital tools and resources in the humanities classroom. Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom covers such topics as: #65533; Overcoming resistance to technology - your own, your colleagues' and your students' #65533; Finding, evaluating and using digital resources #65533; Designing syllabi and planning classroom activities and assignments #65533; Solving problems when technology goes wrong #65533; Using digital tools for collaborative projects, course work and theses#65533; Enhancing your teaching by finding support communities and connecting to your research Taking a step-by-step approach to incorporating digital humanities tools into your teaching, the book is also supported by a companion website, including tutorials, sample classroom activity prompts and assignments, and a bibliographic essay for each book chapter.

  • Ways of making and knowing : the material culture of empirical knowledge / edited by Pamela H. Smith, Amy Meyers, and Harold J. Cook
    AZ 101 W39 2017
    Although craftspeople and artists often work with natural materials, the notion that making art can constitute a means of knowing nature is a novel one. This book, with contributions from historians of science, medicine, art, and material culture, shows that the histories of science and art are not simply histories of concepts or styles, but histories of the making and using of objects to understand the world. An examination of material practices makes it clear that the methods of the artisan represent a process of knowledge making that involves extensive experimentation and observation that parallel similar processes in the sciences. Ways of Making and Knowing offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary history of the ways in which human beings have sought out, discovered, and preserved their own knowledge of the world around them; it has only been through material and human interaction with (and manipulation of) nature that we have come to understand it.

  • Learning at the museum frontiers : identity, race and power / Viv Golding
    AM 7 G555 2009
    In Learning at the Museum Frontiers, Viv Golding argues that the museum has the potential to function as a frontier - a zone where learning is created, new identities are forged and new connections made between disparate groups and their own histories. She draws on a range of theoretical perspectives including Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics, Foucauldian discourse on space and power, and postcolonial and Black feminist theory, as well as her own professional experience in museum education over a ten-year period, applying these ideas to a wide range of museum contexts. The book offers an important theoretical and empirical contribution to the debate on the value of museums and what they can contribute to society. The author reveals the radical potential for museums to tackle injustice and social exclusion, challenge racism, enhance knowledge and promote truth.

  • The intellectual properties of learning : a prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke / John Willinsky
    AZ 231 W55 2017
    Providing a sweeping millennium-plus history of the learned book in the West, John Willinsky puts current debates over intellectual property into context, asking what it is about learning that helped to create the concept even as it gave the products of knowledge a different legal and economic standing than other sorts of property.

    Willinsky begins with Saint Jerome in the fifth century, then traces the evolution of reading, writing, and editing practices in monasteries, schools, universities, and among independent scholars through the medieval period and into the Renaissance. He delves into the influx of Islamic learning and the rediscovery of classical texts, the dissolution of the monasteries, and the founding of the Bodleian Library before finally arriving at John Locke, whose influential lobbying helped bring about the first copyright law, the Statute of Anne of 1710. Willinsky's bravura tour through this history shows that learning gave rise to our idea of intellectual property while remaining distinct from, if not wholly uncompromised by, the commercial economy that this concept inspired, making it clear that today's push for marketable intellectual property threatens the very nature of the quest for learning on which it rests.

  • The disobedient museum : writing at the edge / Kylie Message
    AM 7 M465 2018eb

  • Curating community : museums, constitutionalism, and the taming of the political / Stacy Douglas
    AM 7 D68 2017
    In Curating Community: Museums, Constitutionalism, and the Taming of the Political, Stacy Douglas challenges the centrality of sovereignty in our political and juridical imaginations. Creatively bringing together constitutional, political, and aesthetic theory, Douglas argues that museums and constitutions invite visitors to identify with a prescribed set of political constituencies based on national, ethnic, or anthropocentric premises. In both cases, these stable categories gloss over the radical messiness of the world and ask us to conflate representation with democracy. Yet the museum, when paired with the constitution, can also serve as a resource in the production of alternative imaginations of community. Consequently, Douglas's key contribution is the articulation of a theory of counter-monumental constitutionalism, using the museum, that seeks to move beyond individual and collective forms of sovereignty that have dominated postcolonial and postapartheid theories of law and commemoration. She insists on the need to reconsider deep questions about how we conceptualize the limits of ourselves, as well as our political communities, in order to attend to everyday questions of justice in the courtroom, the museum, and beyond.
    Curating Community is a book for academics, artists, curators, and constitutional designers interested in legacies of violence, transitional justice, and democracy.

  • Hermeneutica : computer-assisted interpretation in the humanities / Geoffrey Rockwell and Stéfan Sinclair
    AZ 186 R63 2016eb

  • Digital humanities : knowledge and critique in a digital age / David M. Berry, Anders Fagerjord
    AZ 105 B395 2017

    As the twenty-first century unfolds, computers challenge the way in which we think about culture, society and what it is to be human: areas traditionally explored by the humanities.

    In a world of automation, Big Data, algorithms, Google searches, digital archives, real-time streams and social networks, our use of culture has been changing dramatically. The digital humanities give us powerful theories, methods and tools for exploring new ways of being in a digital age. Berry and Fagerjord provide a compelling guide, exploring the history, intellectual work, key arguments and ideas of this emerging discipline. They also offer an important critique, suggesting ways in which the humanities can be enriched through computing, but also how cultural critique can transform the digital humanities.

    Digital Humanities will be an essential book for students and researchers in this new field but also related areas, such as media and communications, digital media, sociology, informatics, and the humanities more broadly.

  • Short story index compiled from the Canadian periodical index, 1938-1947
    AI 3 C212 1967
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