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                         2019 Organizing Committee:


Yasemin Sari, University of Northern Iowa

Katy Fulfer, University of Waterloo

Andreas Stuhlmann, University of Alberta

with the assistance of

Nicole Baxter, University of Northern Iowa and

Lenny Cauich Maldonado, University of Alberta 


                    CONFERENCE PROGRAM


                                                    Thursday, April 11, 2019

1:00pm: Conference Registration Opens, Old Arts and Convocation Hall

1:15-3:00pm: Arendt and Her Contemporaries Working Group, Senate Chamber

Title: Philosophy and Responsibility: How to Judge Philosophers’ Influence on Political Agendas?

Text: Ronald Beiner, Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Return of the Far Right

Coordinator: Leah Bradshaw, Brock University

Co-conveners: Leonard Halladay, Rivkah Greig, Katy Fulfer, J Barry, Yasemin Sari, Vincent LeFebve, Gent Carrabregu, Larry Busk, Leroy Cooper, Luke Sandle, Lucy Benjamin, Harshita Jaiprakash

3:15-5pm: Arendt Beyond Borders Working Group, Old Arts and Convocation Hall Basement

Title: Arendt Scholarship in Southeast Asia;  Arendt, Art, and Activism


Coordinator: Lisa Stenmark, San Jose State University

Co-conveners: Jana Lozanska (Arendt, Art, and Activism)

6pm: Opening Reception, Humanities Centre



Friday, April 12, 2019

Location: Senate Chamber, Old Arts and Convocation Hall

8:30-9:00am: Conference Registration Opens

Session 1: Arendt Today (9:00-10:45am)

      ➢         Arendt’s Idea of the University¸ Gent Carrabregu, Duke University

Commentator: Robert Burch, University of Alberta

      ➢         Organized Loneliness¸ Diane Enns, Ryerson University

Commentator: Leah Bradshaw, Brock University


Session 2: The World (11:00am-12:45pm)

                       The Architecture of Appearance: An Arendtian Reading of Guatemala’s Private City¸ Katherine Davies, University of Texas at Dallas       
          Commentator: Júlia Diniz e Carvalho, University of Alberta

         Trials as a Way to Appear in the World: How Arendt and Rancière Help Us Think “Strategic Litigation” Politically?¸ Vincent Lefebve, Free University of Brussels

        Commentator: Luke Sandle, University of Alberta

LUNCH @ 12:45-2:15pm

Old Arts and Convocation Hall


 Session 3: Action (2:15-4pm)

         Hannah Arendt’s concept of power: Operationalizing the “grammar of action” and the “syntax of power” with social network analysis¸ Xavier Bériault, McGill University

        Commentator: Leroy Cooper, Colorado State University

         Hannah Arendt, Existentialism, and the Narrative Structure of Action¸ Nathan Todd, McMaster University

        Commentator: Andreas Stuhlmann, University of Alberta


Session 4: Poetry/Poetics (4:15-6pm)

      ➢         Toward a Poetic Reading of Arendt and Baldwin on Love¸ Peter Brown, Pomona College

Commentator: Amy Schiller, The Graduate Center, CUNY

         A Haunted House of Being: Arendt and Derrida on the Politics of Poetry¸ Jennifer Gaffney, Gettysburg College

       Commentator: Catherine Kellogg, University of Alberta


7pm: Dinner (optional) and “Hope for Dark Times” - Billy-Ray Belcourt, Michael B. Macdonald, Martin Weinhold & Janice Williamson,

“Unspittable" (2019) by Michel B. Macdonald, MacEwan University, EdmontonThe Almanac, 10351 82 Avenue  



Saturday, April 13, 2019

Location: Senate Chamber, Old Arts and Convocation Hall

Session 5: Science (9:00-10:45am)

         Arendt and Climate Change: Limits and Promises¸ Lucy Benjamin, Royal Holloway, University of London & Larry Busk, California State University, Stanislaus

        Commentator: Trevor Breen, Independent Scholar

         Science as Politics in Arendt’s Oeuvre¸ Eve Seguin, Université du Québec à Montréal

        Commentator:  Lisa Stenmark, San Jose State University


Session 6: The Social (11:00am-12:45pm)

      ➢         Local Affection and Worldly Love:  Hannah Arendt and Wendell Berry on the Resistance of Belonging¸ James Barry, Indiana University Southeast

  Commentator: Yasemin Sari, University of Northern Iowa

         The Space to Think: The Role of the Private in Hannah Arendt¸ Hannah LaGrand, McMaster University

        Commentator: Katy Fulfer, University of Waterloo

            LUNCH @ 12:45-2:15pm, Old Arts and Convocation Hall

Hannah Arendt Circle Business Meeting (1:00-2:00 pm)

[All are welcome to attend the business meeting]


 Session 7: Civil Disobedience (2:15-3:15pm)

               Arendtian Power and the United Democratic Front¸ Carlien Hillebrink, Independent Scholar

  Commentator: Rivkah Greig, Independent Scholar

Session 8: Political Forgiveness (3:30-5:15pm)

         Power, Violence and Emancipation Security: Reading of Arendt’s On Violence to Israel’s Left¸ Sarit Larry, Sapir College, Israel and Ono Academic College

        Commentator: Hanna Lipkind, Vanderbilt University

         Imagining political forgiveness in a post-dictatorial context: toward a story of collective responsibility ¸ Fiorella Rabuffetti, University of Ottawa

        Commentator: Rachel Forgash, University of Illinois-Chicago


7pm: Conference Dinner at Cafe Mosaics, 10844 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2B3



Dear Participants, Welcome to Edmonton!


The 2019 HAC will take place on UofA’s North Campus on the southern banks of the North Saskatchewan River, just across from downtown Edmonton. Edmonton is a city of roughly a million people and offers a wide variety accommodation. The airport is located roughly 35 km south of the city centre.


1.            Accommodation on the University of Alberta Campus


Available year round, the Conference Centre at Lister Centre features 20 hotel-style guestrooms with either one queen bed, one queen bed with a double sofa-bed, or two double beds. We are able to offer one barrier free room for those guests who require wheelchair accessible accommodation. Check-in is after 4:00 pm and check-out is by 11:00 am.

 Queen Room - From $109.00 per night plus taxes (1-2 guests) Double Room - From $109.00 per night plus taxes (1-2 guests)

 Queen Room - From $175.00 per night plus taxes (1-2 guests)

One Bedroom - Queen Room - From $209.00 per night plus taxes (1-2 guests)


2. Campus Tower

*The closest to campus https://www.campustower.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxJqUndL43wIVGLjACh0Jqgh1EAAYASAAE gIe6fD_BwE

 Special rate for guest that are coming for any business in UofA. On the date of the HAC, the UofA rate is

$203/night plus tax for a one-bedroom suite. Other rate that you might consider is the BED package, this includes breakfast voucher for Good Earth Cafe, and g it is $195/night plus tax for a one-bedroom suite.


3. Off-Campus in Old Strathcona, the neighborhood just to the east of the university

 Varscona Hotel  https://www.varscona.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIktD4yND43wIVGbbACh3VHAskEAAYASAAEg K7c_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

 They have rooms available at University of Alberta rate of $150.00 per night.


Hostel in Old Strathcona Hostel International


For people coming to attend a UofA conference in April, they offer a 20% discount off the non-member rate.

8-bed dorm: $32.15/night 2-bed dorm: $35.10/night

Private Room: $73.55/night All prices are taxes included.

Memberships cost $26.25 (tax incl.) and they are valid for one year from the day you buy them.

They also offer to waive membership to get an extra deal for a group booking. The prices I’ve quoted you are a 10% discount off our member rate (20% discount off our non-member rate).


4.  Downtown


Chateau Lacombe



Please be advised that we have availability and we do have a special rate for University of Alberta. The rates are the following:

-Standard King room/ 2 double beds at a rate of $135.00 plus taxes per night based on Single Occupancy.

-Standard King room/ 2 double beds at a rate of $140.00 plus taxes per night based on Double Occupancy.

-Standard King room/ 2 double beds at a rate of $155.00 plus taxes per night based on Triple Occupancy.

-Standard King room/ 2 double beds at a rate of $170.00 plus taxes per night based on Quadruple Occupancy.


Coast Edmonton Plaza


*They only give information by phone.

$129 one bed

$149 two beds


If you’d like to check out other hotels in downtown, please make sure they are close to an LRT (light-rail- train) station. Feel free to send us a note, if you’d like more information on other alternatives.


5. Air B&B Edmonton

*Reserve in areas close to Campus, there is a map on the webpage to locate the university. The areas close to UofA are Garneau, you can take the bus on Whyte Avenue to go to Campus. If you want to stay downtown, find a place close to any LRT station.

This is the general page: https://www.airbnb.ca/s/Edmonton--

Canada/homes?adults=1&children=0&infants=0&checkin=2019-04-11&checkout=2019-04- 14&click_referer=t%3ASEE_ALL%7Csid%3Aa4b28d2c-49dd-4a1a-9a92- b951fdd8bf69%7Cst%3ALANDING_PAGE_MARQUEE&zoom=15&search_by_map=true&sw_lat


113.5113936911248&refinement_paths%5B%5D=%2Fhomes&allow_override%5B%5D=&s_tag=pKu nicnb


Here are some recommendations. Please, check in case they have a pet or something that you do not like:


https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/16325295?location=Edmonton%2C%20Canada&adults=1&check_in=2 019-04-11&check_out=2019-04-14&guests=1&s=hSlfjWin


https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/7801956?location=Edmonton%2C%20Canada&adults=1&check_in=20 19-04-11&check_out=2019-04-14&guests=1&s=sfGXC_D_


https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/21485388?location=Edmonton%2C%20Canada&adults=1&check_in=2 019-04-11&check_out=2019-04-14&guests=1&s=sfGXC_D_


https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/20502493?location=Edmonton%2C%20Canada&adults=1&check_in=2 019-04-11&check_out=2019-04-14&guests=1&s=8zacyNIK


6. Transportation from and to the airport:


Sky Shuttle

*The ride could take more than an hour to get where you’ll stay. It is a shared mini-van, that is why is a cheap option. Prices include GST. Tickets are non-refundable.




Adult: $18

Adult round trip: $30






http://edmairportaxi.ca @ 780-807-3678. Airport to downtown aprox. $49 one-way.



https://edmtaxi.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIr8WbhNCE4AIVE8NkCh1TJgOZEAAYAyAAEgLHPP D_BwE



ETS (bus) route

Route 747 and LRT to UofA Campus $8.50 ($3.5 + 5) cash only.


https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Edmonton+Int'l+Airport+(YEG),+1000+Airport+Rd,+Edmonto n+International+Airport,+AB+T9E+0V3/53.522432,-113.5140864/@53.413333,- 113.6771939,11z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m16!4m15!1m5!1m1!1s0x539ff7617591b075:0xf9847601ed3d8