Engaged Scholarship through the Arts – New publication.

The Witness Blanket

Singing and songwriting; graffiti, protest art, and mobile art installations; oral, digital, video, literary, métissage, and mixed media storytelling; drawing, photography, and other visual arts; Witness Blanketing and body mapping; embodying Indigenous literatures and expressing values through metaphor; dancing, performing, and more—as you can read in a new special issue of the Engaged Scholar Journal (Volume 5, Issue 2), these creative actions have become essential to the practice of engaged scholarship.

Canadian co-editors Kathy Bishop, Catherine Etmanski, and Beth Page are pleased to announce this new publication featuring 12 peer reviewed publications, five reports from the field, and four book reviews. Together, these pieces tell the story of increasing action research and community engagement through the arts. This compilation invites readers to open their hearts and minds to what these authors have demonstrated is possible in the world of engaged scholarship and imagine what may be possible in other contexts.

The cover image is a panel from “The Witness Blanket,” a national monument of Canada’s tragic history of the Indian Residential School Era made of items collected from residential schools, churches, government buildings, and traditional structures from across Canada. The Artist is Carey Newman – Hayalthkin’geme and photo credit goes to Media One Inc. (used with permission).

We are pleased to share that this is an open source journal so all articles are freely available here: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/esj

Posted for Catherine Etmanski, PhD. Professor and Director, School of Leadership Studies| Royal Roads University and AR+ Steward.