Shannon Lecture Series 2017; Expo 67; The Irish Diasporas in Canada; University of Göttingen Winter School; …

Below are events taking place soon as well as announcements that may be of interest. (A bulletin will now be sent out each week with upcoming events and announcements.) Departmental events are also posted on our website.


September-December 2017

Shannon Lecture Series for 2017

The History Department’s Shannon Lecture Series for 2017, will commence on September 22, 2017. This year’s lecture series looks at Expo 67 as the highlight of Canada’s centennial. A world’s fair held in Montreal, it dazzled the world with its daring architecture, innovative exhibits, and high-minded theme, “Man and His World.” Many Canadians regarded it as Canada’s coming-out party, a moment when the young nation burst into the international limelight and strutted its stuff to universal acclaim. Substitute “Quebec” or “Indigenous Peoples” for “Canada” in the previous sentence and it would be equally true – Expo 67 was a rich, multivalent spectacle that generated diverse messages. In Canada’s 150th anniversary year, the Carleton Department of History is revisiting Expo 67 to reflect upon the meaning of it all. A select group of lecturers will address key topics such as Expo’s intellectual origins, how it became a proud emblem of modernization for both Canadian and Quebec nationalists, its impact on Indigenous rights and culture, and its iconic stature in the histories of architecture and cinema. X out the dates in your calendar to experience exposition by Expo experts that will expand your mind exponentially. Visit the Shannon Lectures website for more information or click the individual event listings below.


Expo 67 – Artefacts Needed

Paul Litt ( and David Dean ( are looking for Expo 67 artifacts for the new exhibit display box in the History Department foyer to coincide with this year’s Shannon Lectures. Can you please let them know if you have anything you are willing to loan for the exhibit? 

The Irish Diasporas in Canada: A History – Paid Positions for Students Available

A recent alumnus, Emmet Taylor, has been working for the Irish Embassy putting on an exhibition, The Irish Diasporas in Canada: A History, and at a meeting yesterday it was mentioned they have some paid positions for people to sit around all day at the exhibit, which includes opening  and closing up. Emmet thought that some of the History Undergraduates might be interested since it should be a neat experience.

The NCC webpage on the exhibition is here, and the general information is that it will run from the 18th through the 27th of August. 10 – 6 on Tuesday through Sunday, ending at 8 on Thursday, and closed on Monday. It’s all being handled by Elizabeth Keogh ( so if anyone is interested, they could drop her an email, or toss one to Emmet ( and he can pass them on.

University of Göttingen Winter School January 8-14, 2018 – Call for Applications

Students at the school will examine how “durable” inherited inequalities shape modern political, social and economic power, on one hand, and are at once key nodes of cohesion in social and political movements for justice. Young scholars from a diverse set of educational backgrounds and areal specializations will be provided with a set of rigorous comparative tools, drawing on the historical, sociological and anthropological perspectives and foci of the faculty, to understand pervasive and enduring forms of domination—and solidarity—in the modern world.

Participants will engage in a weeklong program comprising lectures, seminars and workshops, reading and working groups, and field trips. The school is intended for experienced MA students, and PhD students in the early stages of their degrees. 

Advanced Master’s students as well as early PhD candidates from relevant humanities and social science fields are invited to apply. Applications are due by September 1, 2017. For further information, including funding, visit: