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Humanities Research Group


Mission Statement

The Humanities Research Group (HRG) is committed to engaging our community on campus, in the city, and in our region, with interdisciplinary ideas and perspectives of complexity and weight that are central to our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world. Our goal is to bring students, faculty and Windsorites together, to challenge, inspire, and stimulate, in a space of open dialogue, sharing and exchange.

About the Humanities Research Group (HRG)

The Humanities Research Group is an interdisciplinary council comprised of University of Windsor faculty, students, staff, and community members, who support humanities research and facilitate events where thinkers and audience members grapple with issues relating to the human condition.

Kim Nelson is the Director of the Humanities Research Group and an Associate Professor in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor. She is a filmmaker with an interest in historiography and the philosophy of history, as well as spectatorship, expanded/live cinema and immersive, participatory and performance modes of exhibition as they relate to documentary film. Her work has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Ontario Arts Council and she has received awards from The Windsor Endowment for the Arts and the Emerging Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity at the University of Windsor. Her feature length documentaries have screened at international film festivals and on university campuses in Canada, the US and Europe, as well as online with KCET in the US. She has held fellowships with the DAAD at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, in Potsdam, Germany, The Humanities Research Group at the University of Windsor, and the Cinema Research Institute at NYU. She has been a board member and programmer at the Windsor International Film Festival since 2010. Her published work includes short fiction that appeared in The Windsor Review.


2018-2019 University of Windsor Humanities Fellow:

Dr. Ronjon Paul Datta 

To learn more about this year's HRG Fellow, click here.


As part of WIFF 2018, the HRG is sponsoring Godard, Mon Amour, a film by Michel Hazanavicius, acclaimed director of the Academy Award winning film The Artist (2011).


Godard, Mon Amour concerns one of the most important filmmakers of the twentieth-century. Jean-Luc Godard was the director of Breathless (1959), one of the key films that launched the hugely influential “French New Wave” cinema that has gone on to inspire countless other films, cinematic tehcniques, filmmakers, and indie film movements.  The film also intersects with the story of the protests of “Paris 1968” on the 50th anniversary of that pivotal series of events. The film is based on the memoir of Godard’s second wife, Anne Wiazemsky.


To watch a trailer and purchase tickets please visit: