2023 Dean's Awards Winners Named for Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

A Fine Crowd 2022 celebrated faculty accolades in previous academic year, including our faculty members earning more than a dozen awards, publishing more than two dozen books, and being awarded more than $6 million in grants and agreements. In addition, we named this year's Dean's Award winners. Read more in the Gazette!



Congrats to All Students Named to the 2021-2022 Dean's List!

Congratulations to all students named to the 2021-2022 Dean's List, as well as the Program Book Prize winners, and receipients of the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence, and the HSS International Student Excellence Award. 


Finding an elective has never been easier

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) has hundreds of courses that have zero or one prerequisite. To make it easy for our students to find electives of interest, we have launched a searchable listing of electives that you can browse by semester and subject. 


Fall Welcome Session for New Students

On Sept. 6, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting a welcome event to help new students get started on the right track. At this interactive event, you'll hear from the Dean and Associate Dean of Curriculum and Programs, learn more about areas of study in HSS, and meet other HSS students! Register now:


HSS Commons Student Space Cozier Than Ever

When we think of university campuses, we picture lecture halls and labs. But what about a space for that time between classes? It is equally essential to have a comfortable space to study or kick back and relax between lectures. The newly refurbished Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Commons, in SN-1107, offers HSS students such a space. Check out this Gazette article on why interim Dean, Dr. Craig, wanted to rejuvenate this space for students. 


A Fine Crowd & Dean's Awards 2022

The 2022 Dean's Awards for faculty and staff were revealed at this year's A Fine Crowd event. The event celebrated the dozen+ awards, 24+ books & volumes and 4 million+ in grants awarded to our faculty members in the last academic year. Read up on this year's Dean's Award winners in the Gazette.




Study Irish in Ireland for the summer Scholarship Opportunity

International Summer School, Irish Language



Meet Maria Mayr

Maria Mayr's research focuses on transnational European memory discourses in German-language literature by authors from Eastern Europe. She has this to say about her SSHRC grant: "In times when it may seem that society is placing less and less value on the kind of work done in the humanities, this has been a good sign for me."

Read more about her and her work here.


Meet Anne Graham

MLLC faculty member Anne Graham, studies sixteenth and seventeenth century French literature.

"Storytelling is at the heart of what it means to be human. It is through storytelling to that we make sense of our own experiences and get a chance to try to understand someone else’s experience. Research in literature is all about storytelling: What makes a good story? What is the storyteller’s goal or motivation? What is the impact on the reader or spectator? ... Literature is just storytelling that has come to us, eventually, through written form. Studying the kinds of stories others have told at different moments of history can help us to better understand the world and ourselves."

Read more about Anne and her work here.



Rare manuscript a gift from the Russian Federation

Memorial University Libraries has received a donation of a 34-volume facsimile manuscript of The Illustrated Chronicle of Ivan the Terrible from the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada. Read more in the Gazette.


Dr. Alec Brookes on the Russian revolution

On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Russian professor Dr. Alec Brookes asks what lessons we can learn that are applicable to the modern day.  Read his op ed here.


International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has introduced a new degree program that students can complete instead of a BA: an international bachelor of arts (iBA). 



Celebrating the New Wave of Ibero American Cinema

The second annual Spanish Film Club celebrating the new wave of IberoAmerican cinema will kick off on Tuesday Sept. 20 with Everybody Leaves, a2015 Columbian film in Spanish with English subtitles, presented by Dr.Cory Thorne of the folklore department. For info on more films see the series poster.


The human condition

The migrant crisis is on everyone’s minds and in everyone’s newsfeeds these days. Much has been written on the reasons for and the day-to-day reality of the current crisis. Immigration and emigration are fundamental to all our lives. But, how do we begin to understand the experience of someone who is forced to flee their home to save their life? Read literature, says Memorial’s latest Rothermere Fellow.