SMArt Reads

The front of a postcard promoting research in the Faculty of Arts. A white text block is surrounded by covers of books published by Arts faculty members.

Our faculty members in all disciplines within the Faculty of Arts publish regularly on a wide range of research topics. Here is a sample of recent faculty work. 
Arts Research BulletinFaculty of Arts Research Bulletin 2021-2023 
We are pleased to share our new Faculty of Arts Research Bulletin 2021-2023 , released on December 15, 2023. It is a compilation of research highlights for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023, as provided by our academic departments and programs. It's the first edition of what we hope will be an annual publication.  

"Research in the Faculty of Arts explores a range of influences on our human existence, helping us to make critical and creative connections between individuals, communities and the world around us," Dr. Mary Ingraham, Dean of Arts, says in her introduction. "Our faculty members are actively engaged in inspiring research and creative activities that explore theoretical and applied study across the disciplines of humanities and social sciences. We celebrate interdisciplinarity and community-engaged research that challenges and resolves social, cultural, political, economic, environmental and historical issues." 

News about recent publications from Saint Mary's faculty members:

SMArts Newsletter archiveExplore this archive of print newsletters, published from 2001 to 2019 to highlight memorable moments from each academic year. They included feature stories about Arts faculty members, students and alumni, plus updates on curriculum, faculty research and publications. In keeping with the university's current 'digital-first strategy' for communications, this kind of information is now available by following our news stories and frequent social media updates on Twitter/X, Facebook and Instagram.   

Archive of SMArts Newsletters:

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2013 2012
2011 2009 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Student Conferences 

2024 Faculty of Arts Student Conference

This year's Faculty of Arts Student Conference is taking place on Friday, March 22, 2024. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Sobey 160. The annual conference provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate Arts students to gain experience in presenting their research. View the 2024 Program: Faculty of Arts Student Conference

Past conferences

  • View the 2023 Program: Faculty of Arts Student Conference . The event took place on March 31, 2023. 
  • View the 2022 Program: Faculty of Arts Student Conference . The event took place on March 4, 2022. 
  • View the 2021 Program: Faculty of Arts Virtual Student Conference . The conference was held virtually on March 3 and 5, 2021. 
  • The 2020 Faculty of Arts Student Conference took place on March 6, 2020.   
  • Participants in the 2016 Student Empowerment Conference reflected on the nature of cultural traditions and how cultural struggles affect social identity, mobility and community. Presenters represented a range of disciplines and interdisciplinary perspectives. Read their work
  • For the 2015 Student Empowerment Conference, participants were asked to consider these questions: “How do class, race and gender complicate life on campus and in the wider world? How are our everyday experiences shaped by power relationships? What is the relationship between power and knowledge?” Read their work.  

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