The Fireplace Series

The Fireplace Series: An Interdisciplinary Conversation

Set around a fireplace in Queen’s Stauffer Library, this series aims to spark interdisciplinary thought and ideas about all sorts of places that matter. Two speakers from different disciplinary backgrounds meet for an impromptu conversation, seeking both common and uncommon ground. After the conversation, the audience is invited to join in with questions. Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Science and Queen's University Library, these gatherings also will be recorded and shared as part of the Fireplace Podcast Series early in 2019.The Fireplace Series Logo and Wordmark

Upcoming Events


Spaces and Places of Interdisciplinarity

November 2, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm
BARBARA CROW, Professor in Sociology and Dean of Arts and Science
Feminism, Aging, Technology
DYLAN ROBINSON, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts
Indigenous Public Art, Indigenous Perspectives on Listening and Sensory Perception, Sound Studies



Sounding Routes and Places

November 16, 10:00am-12:00pm
LAURA MURRAY, Professor, Department of English and Cultural Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
[History of colonialism, oral history, critical heritage, pedagogy]
ANDRA MCCARTNEY, Professor Emerita, Concordia University, Centre for Sensory Studies
[Acoustics, soundwalks, culture, communication]

Past Events

A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN: Liberation and Confinement in the Single Room
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
A conversation between:
Dr. Lisa Guenther and Dr. Leslie Topp

Psychoanalysis in the Classroom: History, Pedagogy, and Research
Friday, February 2, 2018
A conversation between:

Visiting Professor Deborah Britzman and Queen’s Professor Laura Cameron