I don’t Know Where Paradise Is; Propaganda & Persuasion; Shannon Lecture Series 2017; Trees with a Past; Brown Bag Occasions;…

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


TOMORROW: October 12, 2017

I don’t know where paradise is. An artist talk with Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

The event will begin with Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay’s performance lecture The Five Ages, a floral archaeology that explores the symbolic relationships between human history and plant life, specifically within the context of a queer aesthetics. Nemerofsky selects five flowers to symbolize distinct moments in the history of El Dorado, referencing both its incarnation as interwar Berlin nightclub and early 80s art exhibition, as well as its general application as a legendary, faraway site of utopian longing. The flowers stand in a ceramic vase designed by the artist to provide each flower with its own distinct opening. The artist arranges the flowers to interact contrapuntally, creating a bouquet of colliding and overlapping temporalities. The performance will be followed by a conversation between the artist and History’s Jennifer Evans.

TOMORROW: October 12, 2017

Propaganda & Persuasion Book Launch

Carleton history alumna Jennifer Anderson is launching her first book, Propaganda and Persuasion.

Please join University of Manitoba Press (UMP) in celebrating the launch on October 12th from 7:00-9:00 pm. Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, 3929 ch. Carp Road, Carp, Ontario.

Light refreshments provided


FRIDAY: Fall 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 upcoming individual event listings below.


FRIDAY: October 13, 2017

Joanna Dean – Trees with a Past (and Problems with the term “Urban Forest”
The Founders Seminar is the Geography and Environmental Studies Departmental Seminar series. In each Fall and Winter term speakers are invited to present to an audience of students and faculty with an interest in Geography (human and physical) and Geomatics.

Time: 2:45 – 4:00pm

Location: Room A-200, Loeb Bldg.

(Light refreshments will be available) ALL WELCOME
The term “urban forest” was coined in 1965 at the University of Toronto, the brain child of media guru Marshall McLuhan and Danish-Canadian forester Erik Jorgensen. The term took off in the 1980s at the same time as GIS analysis developed, and city trees came to be understood in the aggregate, represented by geospatial reckonings of canopy cover. In her Founders’ seminar Joanna Dean will raise some questions about the implications of the term “Urban Forest” through a telling of the history of individual trees in Ottawa.
Joanna Dean is a member of the Carleton’s History Department. She curated a museum exhibit, Six Moments in the History of an Urban Forest at the Bytown Museum in 2012, and has published numerous articles on Ottawa’s trees. She is most recently a co-editor of Animal Metropolis: Histories of Human-Animal Relations in Urban Canada (2017).  This talk represents a return to the trees, with a new set of questions.


October 14, 2017

Somali Studies in Canada: Resilience and Resistance

Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

Saturday, October 14th, 2017, Dunton Tower 2017.

Since the early 1990s, Somalis have been a growing and flourishing presence in Canada and other nations in the Global North. This multidisciplinary day-long colloquium, supported by community partners and the Migration and Diaspora Studies (MDS) Initiative at Carleton University, will showcase

critical academic and artistic reflections on the global Somali presence. The colloquium will particularly reflect on the resilience and the diversity in the experiences of Somali migrants and subsequent generations in Canada and beyond. Particular attention will be given to the politics and poetics of Somali

diasporic communities, their location at the intersection of multiple identities/oppressions (Blackness and antiblackness, colonialism and coloniality, Islam and Islamophobia, refugee/new immigrant identities and xenophobia, and more), and the relationship of Somalis to other communities of colour, such as Indigenous nations and other black diasporic communities.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Nimo Bokore, Faculty of Social Work & Migration and Diaspora Studies Initiative (nimo.bokore@carleton.ca), or William Felepchuk, PhD Student, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies & Migration and Diaspora Studies Initiative (william.felepchuk@carleton.ca).

October 14, 2017

3rd Annual Institute of African Studies Undergraduate Research Conference

Ottawa, Canada

Theme: Migrations and Human Rights in Africa and the Diaspora: Vulnerability, Social Justice, and New Nationalisms

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Okey Ndibe, author of Foreign Gods Inc.

This year’s conference seeks to encourage interdisciplinary engagement with a new generation of continental and diasporic Africans confronting questions such as: How are global and intra-continental migration patterns impacting the continent and its diasporas? What can be learned from migrant’s individual agency and what tools do they use to actualize justice and social change? How have the rise of New Nationalisms and a global politics of fear shaped the migrant experience? What does the securitization and militarization of the border mean for fabricated national boundaries on the continent? In a time of increasing consequences of climate change, terrorist regimes, and refugees flow, how do we realize a vision of mobility as a human right? This conference encourages students not to simply regurgitate information obtained from a variety of sources, but also to bring forth new and innovative ideas, be it problem solving or avenues for further research.

October 16, 2017

A Store Older than Ottawa

Monday, October 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Free public lecture by Bruce Elliott of Carleton University at Ottawa Public Library, Centrepointe Branch, 101 Centrepointe Drive.  Advance registration recommended through Library website:  https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/store-older-ottawa Before there was Bytown, there was the Town of Sherwood, dating from 1822 and located at Chaudière Falls.  One of the stores that flourished there was Bellows & Stacy, from 1824 – 1828, when the townsite vanished.  Earlier this year the account book of Bellows & Stacy’s store was discovered in a museum in Vermont.  It has much to tell us about the local economy of the region and about the earliest settlers on both sides of the Ottawa River, from Quyon to Cumberland and south to North Gower.  And it’s coming home. Bruce S. Elliott, Professor of History at Carleton University and author of The City Beyond: A History of Nepean, Birthplace of Canada’s Capital, tells the story of this newly-discovered piece of Ottawa’s history.

October 18, 2017

Spain and the Catalan Referendum: A Pyrrhic Victory
You are invited to attend a Jean Monnet lecture, “Spain and the Catalan Referendum: A Pyrrhic Victory” with Professor André Lecours on Wednesday, October 18, 2:30-4:00PM, in the Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall, Carleton University campus.
About the speaker: André Lecours is Professor in the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa. His research interests include nationalism and federalism in Canada as well as Europe (with a focus on Quebec, Scotland, Flanders, Catalonia and the Basque country). He is the author of Basque Nationalism and the Spanish State (University of Nevada Press, 2007), and co-author (with Daniel Béland) of Nationalism and Social Policy: The Politics of Territorial Solidarity(Oxford University Press, 2008).
No registration is required to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information and upcoming CES events, visit: https://carleton.ca/ces/events/.

October 24, 2017

Launch of Carleton’s United Way Campaign

Carleton’s United Way Campaign creates a great opportunity for staff and faculty on campus to connect, network and raise funds for a great cause. 100% of the funds raised by our campaign are invested locally helping kids achieve their potential, moving people from poverty to possibility, and bringing people and resources together to build a strong, healthy, safe community for all residents of Ottawa.

Please join us in making this year’s campaign a success.

The kick off Soup Launch is being held on Oct. 24 from noon to 1:30pm (doors will open at 11:30am).  The event will be held in the Galleria and tickets are $5 again this year.

All events that have been confirmed to date will be posted to the Carleton United Way website at: https://carleton.ca/unitedway/


October 31, 2017

Feminist Incubator Series – #Feminism: Popular Culture and the Representation of a Movement”

We are pleased to invite you to the next session of the Feminist Incubator Series, which will take place on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at the University of Ottawa, from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm,  FSS 4015. Coffee/tea and snacks will also be provided.
Please find attached the submission to be discussed: “#Feminism: Popular Culture and the Representation of a Movement”.  We’d love your feedback on this idea! We’d like to thank Katharine Bausch for her submission to this series.
If you have any questions, please email me: ummni_khan@carleton.ca.

November 2-4, 2017

Canadian premiere of the musical Sir John A. Macdonald

Maple Leaf Theatre Productions is presenting the Canadian premiere of the musical Sir John A. Macdonald at Centrepointe Theatre on November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th as one of the official Ottawa 2017 events celebrating Confederation.

Centrepointe Theatre has established a student price of $20.

Students can order tickets easily either online at www.centrepointetheatres.com, by phoning the box office at 613 580 2700 or of course directly at the box  office.



History Department Brown Bag Occasions

The History Department invites you to a series of Brown Bag Occasions taking place in our History Lounge (433 Paterson), starting at 12:30. Bring your lunch and join us for any of the following talks:


November 21, 2017

Between Hostility and Cosmopolitanism: Somali migrant women in Nairobi and Johannesburg

Nereida Ripero-Muñiz, PhD

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 

Tuesday, November 21, 2:30 pm, Paterson 433 (the History Lounge), Carleton University

Nereida Ripero-Muñiz is a lecturer and researcher from Spain based at the University of the Witwatersrand. She started researching the Somali community in Nairobi in 2007. In 2016, she was awarded a PhD by the University of the Witwatersrand. Her doctoral thesis investigated identity construction among Somali women living in Nairobi and Johannesburg. Her current research focuses on the transnational cultural links of the global Somali diaspora. She also was the researcher behind the collaborative photography project “Metropolitan Nomads: A Journey Through Johannesburg’s Little Mogadishu” currently on display on the 4th Floor of Paterson Hall.



In an effort to keep you informed of what is happening in the Research Support Services group at the MacOdrum Library, we are developing a newsletter that we will distribute twice a semester. In the newsletter we will let you know about what we are working on, about any changes that have taken place, and about how you can provide feedback on projects that may impact your work. Email Margaret McLeod to join add your name to the mailing list.


Carleton – United Way Payroll Deductions Now Open

Payroll deduction is the easiest way to donate to the United Way, you can choose any amount you wish, and they are tax-deductible. Set it up once and then forget about it! You can find instructions here along with FAQs and contact information: https://carleton.ca/unitedway/donate-now/

Did you know that you can even use the United Way campaign to donate to another registered Canadian charity? So if you contribute to both a United Way program and a charity of your choice, you can now do it all in one place! When making your donation, just specify which charity you want to help using their name and registered CRA number (e.g. “Ottawa Humane Society” 123264715 RR0001). All you have to do next is specify how much you’re donating to which cause.


Eugene Forsey Prize

The Canadian Committee on Labour History invites submissions for the Eugene A. Forsey Prize for graduate and undergraduate work on Canadian labour and working-class history.

Prizes are awarded annually for the best undergraduate essay, or the equivalent, and for the best graduate thesis completed in the past three years. The awards are determined by separate committees established by the executive of the CCLH. In the spirit of the journal LabourlLe Travail itself, the committees interpret the definition of Canadian labour and working-class history broadly.

Undergraduate essays may be nominated by course instructors, but nominators are limited to one essay per competition. Additionally, authors may submit their own work.

The deadline for submissions in the current competition is 1 December 2017.

Prizes will be announced in a forthcoming issue of LabourlLe Travail. Previous winners of the Prize are listed on the CCLH website. To submit entries to the competition, an electronic copy must be sent by email attachment to Jason Russell, jason.russell@esc.edu.