From the North to Ottawa’s Southway Inn; Shannon Lecture Series 2017; Heritage Ottawa Free Lecture Series; James Opp Additional Appointment to FGPA; …

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 7, 2017

From the North to Ottawa’s Southway Inn – Unveiling Ceremony, September 7, 4:00, Waterford Retirement Home

John Walsh and Christina Williamson (PhD Candidate, Cultural Mediations, M.A. in Public History, Carleton) are pleased to announce the unveiling of From the North to Ottawa’s Southway Inn, a riveting piece of commemorative public art produced by Couzyn van Heuvelen, to be held on Thursday, September 7 at 4:00 at the Waterford Retirement Home (formerly Southway Inn), located at the intersection of Bank St and Hunt Club.  For those who wish to use public transit, it is accessible by O-Train to Greenboro Station and then either a 10-15 minute walk or the 6, 98, or 114 buses which pass right in front of the location.  For more information on the story being commemorated, the artist, and the documentary film being produced, please visit our website at:

At the unveiling there will be refreshments, including some food brought in from Iqaluit.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at:

Added bonus: at the ceremony, we will be shooting for the documentary film which is also part of the larger From the North to the Southway Inn project, so you may become immortalized on the screen. The film director, Mosha Folger, will be presenting the film this coming winter at Carleton and in a few other locations across Ottawa. The film will also be made freely available on the Internet. Educational materials for those interested in teaching with the film and artwork will be created over the coming year as well.

From the North to Ottawa’s Southway Inn is part of the Lost Stories Project based at Concordia University, and is one of four different “lost stories” being commemorated in 2017.  Please explore these at These four chapters are made possible through a Canada 150 Grant awarded by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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.

Heritage Ottawa Free Lecture Series – 2017-18

The popular Heritage Ottawa Lecture Series runs from September to June every year, and features a wide range of interesting speakers and topics pertaining to Ottawa’s history and heritage.
Unless otherwise noted, lectures are free and are held at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, located at 120 Metcalfe Street at the corner of Laurier Avenue. Elevators are available and the room is wheelchair accessible.
Lectures begin at 7:00pm, last approximately one hour and are followed by an informal gathering.
There is no need to pre-register. The next event is scheduled for September 21st.

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James Opp Additional Appointment to FGPA

James Opp has recently accepted a two-year appointment in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (FGPA) as Associate Dean (Programs and Awards). His appointment will run until June 30, 2019. Jim will continue to teach in the department this year and will be sharing his Paterson Hall office with our new Instructor Erica Fraser.  He will have an office in FGPA (512 Tory) and can be reached there at extension 1809. This appointment extends the duration of Jim’s work at FGPA begun last year as Acting Associate Dean of Student and Postdoctoral Affairs.  It is good to see how his administrative ability, on which we have long counted on in the Department, is recognized by the whole University.  We wish him well in his new position.


New Outgoing Exchange Website and Info Sessions

The International Student Services Office (ISSO) administers the outgoing exchange program for Carleton students and they are happy to announce the launch of our new outgoing exchange website:

As always, the ISSO will be hosting a series of Exchange Information Sessions during the fall term to promote the academic exchange program and to answer questions from students. These sessions are only 30 minutes in length and will be offered from mid-September through early-December. A complete schedule of Information Session dates can be found at:

The ISSO will also host an Exchange and Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, October 4th in the University Centre, 4th floor (atrium). This is another fantastic event for students interested in learning more about opportunities to go abroad.

If you have any questions regarding the outgoing exchange program, we are happy to help. Thank you again for all your assistance in sharing this information with your department.

New Online Course – RELI 1716 (0.5 credits), W2018

East Asian Religions

This entirely web-based course invites you to discuss the question ‘What is religion?’ using facts, concepts, and diverse approaches to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean history, beliefs, and practices. Topics include Ancestral Rites, Confucianism, Daoism, Shintō, Zen and Pure Land Buddhism, Christianity, Feminism, and New Religious Movements. Each topic is studied through multiple modalities to facilitate success on assignments and hone communication skills. The course instructor, Melanie Coughlin, is a former Research Fellow at Kyoto University, Japan, and an alumna of Carleton University’s College of the Humanities.

If you have questions, please contact

Possible Elective Course – PSCI 4317 (0.5 credits) F2017

Contemporary Political Theory

Do need to reinvent politics? If so, what are the intellectual resources available in contemporary political thought? More info is available at