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.


TONIGHT: December 5, 2018 – The Book Launch for A Companion to Public History

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, DT 2017
Join us to celebrate the launch of A Companion to Public History, edited by our very own David Dean. Refreshments and food (vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free friendly) will be provided. Stick around after the short opening remarks to meet and mingle with alumni and current Public History students.
A Companion to Public History is a cutting-edge volume for a developing area of study, offering some essays in teachable forms – an interview, a roundtable discussion, a document analysis, a photo essay – and discusses the continuing challenges presented by history within our broad, collective memory, including museum controversies, repatriation issues, ‘textbook’ wars, and commissions for Truth and Reconciliation.
Please RSVP by November 30:

December 13, 2018 – Film: Thermae Romae

Time: 6:15 p.m.
Location: Embassy of Japan, 255 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Lucius, an architect of spa baths for the Roman Empire, inadvertently travels through time and finds himself in a modern Japanese bathhouse. He takes elements of Japanese culture back to Rome and is hugely successful, leading the Emperor to command him to build a massive spa. (Director: Hideki Takeuchi, 2012, 108 min.)
The film is in Japanese with English subtitles. This event is free and open to the public!

January 17-19, 2019 – Conference – Canada 1919: A Country Shaped by War

Thursday, January 17, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Friday, January 18, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, January 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
LeBreton Gallery, Barney Danson Theatre, Ateliers C and D
Full conference: $175; $125 for students, seniors and members.
One-day registration: $100, $75 for students, seniors and students.
Join world-renowned historians to explore different aspects of the First World War and its many legacies: the return of Indigenous veterans, the conflict’s impact on French Canada, the contributions of nurses, the challenges of forging peace from the ashes of war, and much more. Scholars and history buffs won’t want to miss this bilingual academic conference, organized by the Canadian War Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Victory 1918 – The Last 100 Days and in commemoration of the centenary of the end of the conflict.
Speakers include international and Canadian experts like Michael Neiberg, Catriona Pennell, J. L. Granatstein, David Bercuson, Tim Cook, and Margaret MacMillan, author of Paris 1919. For more information, to see the conference schedule or to register, visit


Carleton University’s Annual United Way Campaign

Each year, Carleton runs a campaign to raise funds for the United Way.
In 2017, we raised $113,276 for United Way! Thank you to everyone who donated!
Your donation will help kids be all that they can be; move people from poverty to possibility; help people in crisis and create healthy people and strong communities. 100% of your donation stays in Ottawa.
Donations through Payroll Deduction can be set up through Carleton Central (found under the Employee Services tab). A couple of dollars per pay adds up!
Check the website for more details about the campaign and events happening around campus.

Call for Papers

HEART (Humanities Education and Research in Teaching) and SOULS (the Scholarship of Undergraduate Literary Studies) conference, which showcases the best in undergraduate student research in the Humanities, and excellence in humanities teaching. There are TWO streams to the conference, both happening simultaneously – one for faculty (HEART – Humanities Education and Research in Teaching) and one for students (SOULS – the Scholarship of Undergraduate Literary Studies). This is a relatively unique concept in the academy – having faculty AND students participate in a parallel but distinct conference.
This year’s conference, which marks the tenth year, will take place March 15th and 16th at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
All submissions will undergo a double-blind peer review process and will potentially be included in a special journal issue on teaching and learning in the humanities.
Submit online at:
Deadline for submission is January 11th, 2019.
Deadline to register as a presenter or a delegate is February 15, 2019.
For more information, please visit
If you have any questions, please email, or visit the website at

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