DH2017 in Montreal; Shannon Lecture Series 2017; Visiting Scholars and Visiting Student Researchers; Foreign Service Internships; …
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.
August 8-11, 2017
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/
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.
- September 22: Gary Miedema: “A Painted Summer Scene: Expo 67 in the Context of Canada in the 1960s”
- October 13: Jean-Philippe Warren: “Quebec as a Woodstock Nation: When counterculture meets mainstream”
- November 3: Carmen Robertson: “Visibility/Invisibility: Art and the Indians of Canada Pavilion at Expo ’67”
- November 17: Inderbir Singh Riar: “Expo 67: Some Notes on Architecture, Nationhood, and Late Modernity”
- December 1: Janine Marchessault: “The Missing Archive of Expo 67”
Visiting Scholars and Visiting Student Researchers
The History Department of Carleton University hosts many visiting scholars and student researchers from all over the world. These accomplished visitors contribute to the Department in a variety of ways including through knowledge transfer, collaboration partnerships, increasing the Department’s own international research reputation.
Visit our new webpage for more details on our most recent visiting scholars: https://carleton.ca/history/contact/visiting-scholars/.
Virtual Student Foreign Service Internships – National Cemetery Administration History Program
In April 2017 the National Cemetery Administration participated in its first NCPH Conference, and we want to continue the conversations begun in Indianapolis with this opportunity for your students. Check us out at: https://www.cem.va.gov/cem/history/index.asp.
The NCA History Program wants to enlist college students (all levels) as digital storytellers through the Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS). E-interns will research and write web content, interpreting U.S. history through historic national cemeteries–people, places, monuments.
You must be a US citizen to participate. US citizens studying in Canadian institutions are eligible.
Details about the VSFS project are here: https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/786.
Applications are due July 26.
Students apply through https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/471416100.