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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  • 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, https://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/sharing, 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, https://publications.agu.org/open-access/, 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, http://www.springer.com/us/open-access/authors-rights/self-archiving-policy/2124, 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 ...
  • Risk society and Marxism: Beyond simple antagonism 

    Curran, Dean (Sage, Arts, Sociology, University of Calgary, https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal-author-archiving-policies-and-re-use, Pre-print, 2015-09-10)
    Moving beyond Beck’s explicit opposition to Marx’s understanding of society, this article proposes to explore some of the deeper commonalities between Marxism and Beck’s theory of risk society. Rather than remaining at the ...
  • Risk, Innovation, and Democracy in the Digital Economy 

    Curran, Dean (Sage, Arts, Sociology, University of Calgary, https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal-author-archiving-policies-and-re-use, Pre-print, 2017-06-01)
    The study of digital economies and the sociology of risk have, with few exceptions, a relationship of benign mutual neglect despite possible important connections between the two. This article aims to bridge the gap between ...
  • “I Can Only Work So Hard Before I Burn Out.” A Time Sensitive Conceptual Integration of Ideological Psychological Contract Breach, Work Effort, and Burnout 

    Jones, Samantha K.; Griep, Yannick (Frontiers, Arts, Psychology, University of Calgary, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, Pre-print, 2018-02-09)
    Employees often draw meaning from personal experiences and contributions in their work, particularly when engaging in organizational activities that align with their personal identity or values. However, recent empirical ...
  • Disentangling the Sleep-Pain Relationship in Pediatric Chronic Pain: The Mediating Role of Internalizing Mental Health Symptoms 

    Pavlova, Maria; Ference, Jennifer; Hancock, Megan; Noel, Melanie (Hindawi, Arts, Psychology, University of Calgary, Pre-print, 2017)
    Pediatric chronic pain often emerges in adolescence and cooccurs with internalizing mental health issues and sleep impairments. Emerging evidence suggests that sleep problems may precede the onset of chronic pain as well ...
  • Ethnographic perspectives on the mediation of informality between people and plans in urbanising China 

    Smart, Alan (Urban Studies, Arts, Anthropology & Archaelogy, https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/node/1385056, Pre-print, 2018-01-16)
    In this introduction to some of the themes of this special issue on People and plans in urbanising China, I draw on Herbert Gans’ prescient comments about the importance of informality in med- iating between plans and ...
  • Mineral nitrogen and phosphorus pools affected by water table lowering and warming in a boreal forested peatland 

    Munir, Tariq; Khadka, Bhupesh; Xu, Bin; Strack, Maria (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eco.1893/full, Arts, Geography, University of Calgary, 2017-09-14)
    Changes in atmospheric temperature and lowering in water-table (WT) are expected to affect peatland nutrient dynamics. To understand the response of peatland nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) dynamics to warming and drainage ...
  • Chronic BMY7378 treatment alters behavioral circadian rhythms 

    Vijaya Shankara, Jhenkruthie; Orr, Angélique; Mychasiuk, Richelle; Antle, Michael C (Wiley, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ejn.13744/abstract, Arts, Psychology, University of Calgary, 2017-10-17)
    The mammalian circadian clock is synchronized to the day:night cycle by light. Serotonin modulates the circadian effects of light, with agonists inhibiting response to light and antagonists enhancing responses to light. A ...

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