The Faculty of Arts is home to one of the most multidisciplinary academic communities on campus. From neuroscience, through ancient languages to choreography and music and drama composition, our researchers and students lead critical and creative research inquiry that engages communities and fosters innovation, leadership and creative practice. Composed of 12 departments and two schools, our faculty fosters a culture of critical and creative inquiry, debate, imagination, discovery and entrepreneurial thinking. Our vision for energizing arts is to engage, inspire, discover. Continue reading to find out more about research in the Faculty of Arts.

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  • Youth responses to the surveillance school: The bifurcation of antagonism and confidence in surveillance among teenaged students 

    Adorjan, Michael; Ricciardelli, Rose (Arts, Sociology, Post-print, 2018-11-30)
    The recent rise of so-called ‘surveillance schools’ is often justified given the need to engender a safe and secure educational environment for students; a fusion of pedagogical and security motives. This paper contributes ...
  • Ability, Frankfurt Examples, and Obligation 

    Haji, Ishtiyaque; Hebert, Ryan (Springer, Arts, Philosophy, University of Calgary,, Post-print, 2018-04-21)
    Frankfurt examples invite controversy over whether the pertinent agent in these examples lacks the specific (as opposed to the general) ability to do otherwise, and whether what she does can be obligatory or permissible. ...
  • Indeterministic Choice and Ability 

    Haji, Ishtiyaque; Hebert, Ryan (Springer, Arts, Philosophy, University of Calgary,, Post-print, 2018-04-27)
    The problem of luck is advanced and defended against libertarian theories of responsibility-enabling ability. An outline of an account of ability is articulated to explore some features of the sort of ability moral ...
  • Calgary Wetlands Clean-up and Preservation Proposal 

    Laplante, Line; White Quills, Kimberly; Winslow, Jaryd; Briseno Castrejon, Veronica; Goerzen, Allison; Johnson, Mikaela; Crawler, Tracy; Fuhriman, Sarah; Epp, Lisa; Campbell, Celaine; Mackay, Luc; Yang, Charlene; Bower, Jenna; Mowat, Kyla; Lumbala, Grace-Chloe; Baird, Alexandria; Huhn, Thomias; Leal, Stacie (Arts, University of Calgary, 2018-08)
    The University of Calgary, Indigenous Studies “Ecological Knowledge” (INDG 317) taught by Professor Line Laplante aims to educate students about ways that the environment communicates using traditional Indigenous ways of ...
  • Trichromatic perception of flower colour improves resource detection among New World monkeys 

    Hogan, Jeremy D.; Fedigan, Linda Marie; Hiramatsu, Chihiro; Kawamura, S.; Melin, Amanda D. (Nature Scientific Reports, Arts, Anthropology & Archaelogy, University of Calgary,, Publisher's version, 2018-07-18)
    Many plants use colour to attract pollinators, which often possess colour vision systems well-suited for detecting flowers. Yet, to isolate the role of colour is difficult, as flowers also produce other cues. The study of ...
  • In Crisis or Decline? Selecting Women to Lead Provincial Parties in Government 

    Thomas, Melanee (Cambridge University Press, Arts, Political Science, University of Calgary,, Post-print, 2018-06)
    The majority of Canada's women premiers were selected to that office while their parties held government. This is uncommon, both in the comparative literature and among premiers who are men. What explains this gendered ...
  • A new privacy paradox? Youth agentic practices of privacy management despite 'nothing to hide' online 

    Adorjan, Michael; Ricciardelli, Rosemary (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc., Arts, Sociology, University of Calgary, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Pre-print, 2018-07-02)
    Focus groups conducted with Canadian teenagers examining their perceptions and experiences with cyber-risk, center on various privacy strategies geared for impression management across popular social network sites. We ...
  • Scavenging activity can produce predictable patterns in surface skeletal remains scattering: Observations and comments from two experiments 

    Kjorlien, Yvonne P.; Beattie, Owen B.; Peterson, Arthur E. (Elsevier, Arts, Anthropology & Archaelogy, FMA Heritage, University of Alberta,, Pre-print, 2009-07)
    In forensic contexts, surface deposited remains are frequently found that have been scattered by various taphonomic processes. In an effort to develop strategies to improve recovery rates, this study evaluates whether ...
  • UAV Remote Sensing Can Reveal the Effects of Low-Impact Seismic Lines on Surface Morphology, Hydrology, and Methane (CH4) Release in a Boreal Treed Bog 

    Lovitt, Julie; Rahman, Mustafizur M.; Saraswati, Saraswati; McDermid, Gregory J.; Strack, Maria; Xu, Bin (Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, Arts, Geography, University of Calgary, University of Calgary, University of Waterloo, University of Calgary, University of Waterloo, NAIT,, Publisher's version, 2018-02-23)
    Peatlands are globally significant stores of soil carbon, where local methane (CH4) emissions are strongly linked to water table position and microtopography. Historically, these factors have been difficult to measure in ...
  • Obligation, Responsibility, and History 

    Haji, Ishtiyaque (Springer, Arts, Philosophy,, Post-print, 2018-01-03)
    I argue that, each of the following, appropriately clarified to yield a noteworthy thesis, is true. (1) Moral obligation can affect moral responsibility. (2) Obligation succumbs to changes in responsibility. (3) Obligation ...

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