Throwback Event; Book Launch; Feminist Summer School: Manufacturing Urgency; A Glimpse Into The Past; Shannon Lecture Series 2017; Brown Bag Occasions;  …

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.


TONIGHT: September 13, 2017

FASS Throwback Event

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) invites all FASS and Carleton alumni back to campus for Carleton’s annual Throwback weekend.

Community leader, Olympic gold medalist, media personality, celebrated human right activist, and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) alumna, Waneek Horn-Miller is the 2017 FASS Lecture Guest Speaker for Carleton University’s annual Throwback celebration.

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 6:00 pm, Horn-Miller’s will deliver her lecture Hard Conversations which confronts the much-debated issue of free speech on university campuses.

In Hard Conversation, Horn-Miller will draw from her own activism experiences including her significant role in the Oka Crisis, to contend that establishing a dialogue with those we disagree with is a necessary first step towards positive social change.

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September 15, 2017

A Book Launch and Discussion – Farm Labour Struggles in Zimbabwe: The Ground of Politic

Blair Rutherford (Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University), will be in discussion with Andriata Chironda (History, Carleton) & Lameck Zingano (Anthropology, Carleton) for a launch of his new book Farm Labour Struggles in Zimbabwe: The Ground of Politics. In the early twentieth-first century, white-owned farms in Zimbabwe were subject to large-scale occupations in an increasingly violent struggle between national electoral politics, land reform, and contestations over democracy. Were the black occupiers being freed from racist bondage as cheap laborers by the state-supported massive land redistribution, or were they victims of state violence who had been denied access to their homes, social services, and jobs? Rutherford examines the unequal social and power relations shaping the lives, livelihoods, and struggles of some farm workers during this momentous period in Zimbabwean history.

Room 482 MacOdrum Library (Discovery Centre), September 15th from 2:30-5:30pm.


September 19, 2017

Feminist Summer School

We are pleased to invite you to the next session of the Feminist Incubator Series, which will take place on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at Carleton University Dunton Tower 1419 Boardroom from 2pm – 3pm.  Coffee, tea and snacks will also be provided.

As a reminder, the feminist incubator series is an interdisciplinary space where faculty from U of O and Carleton brainstorm ideas for projects, articles or theories in a supportive environment (see bottom of the email for more details on the series).

The first submission to be discussed is an exciting project entitled: “Feminist Summer School”.  We’d love your feedback on this idea! We’d like to thank Leila Benhadjoudja, Anahi Morales Hudon and Agnès Barthelot-Raffard from the University of Ottawa for their submission to this series.

If you have any questions, please email:

September 20, 2017

Manufacturing Urgency: The Development Industry and Violence Against Women

Do campaigns to end violence against women fulfill their promises? Please join Dr. Corinne L. Mason (Gender & Women’s Studies and Sociology, Brandon University), author of Manufacturing Urgency: The Development Industry and Violence Against Women (2017) and Rita Morbia (Executive Director, Inter Pares), as they discuss anti-violence policies intended to help women and girls across the globe.

Through careful consideration of anti-violence initiatives–“The Hillary Doctrine,” the World Bank’s “The Cost of Violence” campaign, and the United Nations’ “UNiTE To End Violence Against Women” and “Say NO” campaigns–Mason reveals how these projects are technocratic, depoliticized, and executed in a manner that serves neoliberal interests and the security concerns of nation-states, at the expense of those they are intended to protect.

Wednesday, September 20, 7-9 pm, @25 One Community, 251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor

Sponsored by Octopus Books, Inter Pares, the Joint Chair in Women’s Studies (University of Ottawa / Carleton University), and University of Regina Press. More info: For more information, please contact Octopus Books at (613) 233-2589.

September 21, 2017

A glimpse into the past: Using historical censuses to research Canadian families

On behalf of Statistics Canada, you are invited to attend A glimpse into the past: Using historical censuses to research Canadian families, the second of a four-part speaker series organized to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario.

The guest speaker, Lisa Dillon, Full Professor, Department of Demography from the Université de Montréal, will showcase highlights of historical research beginning with the 1666 enumeration of Québec by the first Intendent of New France, Jean Talon, and will discuss her early research findings from a new project on the 1831 Census of Quebec and the 1852 Census of Canada. She will also present research on intergenerational relations and living arrangements from the late 19th-century and on single persons’ residential autonomy in the 1921-1951 Censuses of Canada.

Her presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with experts from various fields. At the end of the discussion, participants will be invited to ask questions. Joining us on the panel are:

The presentation will be mainly in English, with simultaneous interpretation in French. Participants will be invited to ask questions in the official language of their choice.

Please register no later than September 19, as space is limited.

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.

September 2017– March 2018

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:

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.



Graduate Student Paper Prize

The Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University is proud to, once again, award the $1,000 Viv Nelles Essay Prize. This prize is awarded to the graduate student term paper that best places Canada in a transnational framework. The winner of the 2016 $1,000 Viv Nelles Essay Prize was Alexandra Montgomery, a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania for a wonderful paper titled “Philadelphia’s Plantations: The Great Nova Scotian Land Boom and Reimagining the British Empire Between the Wars, 1763-1775.” To be considered for the award, a paper must be nominated by a graduate student or his/her instructor and submitted electronically, to the institute (, no later than 30 January 2018. The winner will be selected by the Institute’s Director, in consultation with Wilson fellows and associates. Each winner will receive a $1,000 award. A plaque with their name engraved commemorating the achievement will also be displayed at the Wilson Institute.  We will present the award in Spring 2018 at the annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association in Regina.

Please refer to the website ( for more information.

Job Posting

The Department of History of the Université de Montréal is currently seeking applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Canadian/Quebec History, 19th and 20th centuries.

The deadline for applications is November 6th, 2017.

The job description can be found on the website at:

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Senators Deliver Guest Lectures

This fall, the Senate of Canada is launching a new service for colleges and universities called SENgage on Your Campus. SENgage offers professors and lecturers the opportunity to have a senator deliver a guest lecture to students on topics ranging from the Senate’s role in Canada’s parliamentary system to subjects of Senate committee studies. The SENgage webpage is now live. It includes links to forms professors can fill out to fast-track their requests by providing all the information we need to start finding a senator to speak to their class.

For more information email: