Historical Thinking Summer Institute; DH2017 in Montreal; Shannon Lecture Series 2017; New Summer Course; …

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.


July 17-22, 2017

Historical Thinking Summer Institute
The Historical Thinking Summer Institute is designed for teachers, curriculum developers, professional development leaders, historians, museum educators and curators who want to enhance their expertise at designing history programs, courses, units, lessons, projects, or educational resources that explicitly focus on historical thinking.

Attendees of the 2017 Historical Thinking Summer Institute will participate in a variety of activities including presentations and workshops, learning activities at the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum, discussions of readings, guest lectures, and group work to explore six historical thinking concepts: evidence, significance, continuity & change, cause & consequence, perspective-taking, and the ethical dimension of history. For more information visit http://www.canadashistory.ca/HTSI.

August 8-11, 2017

DH2017 in Montreal

Co-organised by McGill University and the Université de Montréal, DH2017 will take place August 8-11, 2017 in downtown Montréal, Canada on the campus of McGill University. This is the premiere annual conference of the international Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). The theme of DH2017 is “Access/Accès”. Registration will close on August 1st.

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) is an umbrella organisation whose goals are to promote and support digital research and teaching across arts and humanities disciplines, drawing together humanists engaged in digital and computer-assisted research, teaching, creation, dissemination, and beyond, in all areas reflected by its diverse membership. Visit the website for more information: https://dh2017.adho.org/

September-December 2017

Shannon Lecture Series for 2017

The History Department’s Shannon Lecture Series for 2017, will commence on September 22, 2017 with more details to be posted as they become available. 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 as it becomes available: https://carleton.ca/history/news/shannon-lecture/.


Help us imagine the riverfront lands

The National Capital Commission (NCC) would like to know what you think about the draft Ottawa River North Shore Parklands Plan.

Please complete the online survey, which is available until July 24, 2017. Your comments will inform the final plan, which will be presented to the NCC Board of Directors in fall 2017.

RELI 3850: Religion in Historical and Contemporary Contexts in Israel

The Zelikovitz Centre in concert with the Religion program in the College of Humanities is offering a Study Israel Travel Course in May 2018. Receive course credit as 3rd year undergraduate, 4th year seminar, or MA level course (different requirements). No prerequisites, open to students from all programs.

This travel course will survey religious history through geographical exploration of famous sites all over Israel: biblical Israel and contemporary Islam at the Temple Mount; origins of Christianity out of Judaism in the Galilee and in Jerusalem; Roman and Byzantine life at Beit Shean; Second Temple Judaism at Qumran and Masada; Rabbinic Judaism in ancient synagogues and in a special exhibit at the Israel Museum; the Crusades at the ruins of a Crusader fortress in Akko; Jewish mysticism in 17th century Safed; the Holocaust at Yad Vashem; Christian and Muslim communities in Nazareth, modern Israel at the Knesset, a kibbutz, the Baha’i Temple in Haifa, and the beaches of Tel Aviv.

Information session:  Oct 11, 2017
Deadline to Apply with 150$ deposit:  Oct 22, 2017

Contact Professor Deidre Butler if you are interested or for more information: deidre.butler@carleton.ca