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.



March 2, 2018

CUPE 2424 Solidarity Rally

Wear blue on Friday, March 2nd in support of CUPE 2424 support staff. Join us in the University Centre Galleria at 12:00pm.


March 5-6, 2018

The Inuit Story, a Dramatization

Join Nunavut Sivuniksavut students as they present a passionate dramatization of the Inuit story. Woven throughout this historical presentation are various art forms such as throat singing, and Eastern and Western style Arctic dances.

The shows begin at 7:00 pm and include an intermission and silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at
If you have any questions, please contact Larissa MacDonald at 613-244-4937 ext 21.


March 6, 2018

Workshop: Populist Humanitarianism: Responding to Famine in Africa, 1984-86

When: Tuesday March 6, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Where: Carleton University, Paterson Hall, Room 433

By: Dr. Kevin O’Sullivan
Lecturer in History,
National University of Ireland, Galway
Visiting Fellow, Carleton University

Band Aid, Live Aid, Tears Are Not Enough. The humanitarian crisis that impacted the lives of millions across Africa in the mid-1980s prompted unprecedented levels of fund-raising in the West. But where did this outpouring of popular compassion originate? What form did it take? With what consequences for our understanding of Africa and humanitarian aid? To answer those questions, this talk examines the popular response to the crisis in Ethiopia in three countries – Britain, Canada and Ireland – and the social, cultural and political contexts in which it was shaped.

Dr O’Sullivan is currently developing a project on The NGO Moment: The Globalisation of Humanitarianism, 1968-85.  It examines the social, cultural and political phenomena that shaped the rapid expansion of the global NGO community, drawing on case studies from Britain, Canada and Ireland, as well as archives of governments and international organisations (EU, OECD and World Bank). His research and teaching interests are in international history, especially the areas of empire, globalisation, development and NGOs. He is interested in how ideas of the ‘West’ changed in an era of decolonisation, and how those themes were experienced from its peripheries – in Ireland, Canada, Britain and Northern Europe.

For more information, or to join by Skype, email


March 8, 2018

2018 Marston LaFrance Lecture

“Cultural Policy and Economic Development, 1967-1982” featuring Dr. Sarah Brouillette from the Department of English Language & Literature.  Between 1967 and 1982 UNESCO organized dozens of meetings dedicated to the discussion of cultural policy. These meetings were the first sustained attempt to think about how governments could and should be disposed toward cultural funding and administration. This talk argues that this rise of the cultural policy establishment is inseparable from worry about economic development and modernization. It was the pressing economic catastrophes of the era that directly shaped UNESCO’s turn toward culture as a prophylactic. But it was the permanent and ongoing crisis of integration of pre-capitalist enclaves into capitalist modernity that was the deeper source of the transformations that UNESCO sought to manage through its cultural programming.

The lecture will be held on Thursday March 8th at 2:30 pm in Dunton Tower 2017 with a reception to follow.  Please RSVP to by Wednesday February 21, 2018

March 8, 2018

Vickers-Verduyn Lecture Annual Lecture


Robertson Hall, 608 (Senate Room)

The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies presents: The Vickers-Verduyn Annual Lecture in Canadian Studies, Dylan Robinson — Hungry Listening, Ethnographic Redress

Dr. Dylan Robinson, is a Stó:lō artist and scholar, and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts at Queen’s University. His current research focuses on Indigenous art in public spaces across North America, and his publications include the collections Arts of Engagement: Taking Aesthetic Action in and Beyond the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016) and Opera Indigene (Routledge, 2011).

Hungry Listening, Ethnographic Redress.

Abstract: In 1929, folklorist Marius Barbeau writes about the significant collection of Indigenous songs represented in the Canadian Museum of History: “about three thousand of these are filed away at the museum.” Though efforts have been made by many museums in Canada to respond to Indigenous calls for the return and repatriation of Indigenous belongings, similar initiatives have yet to occur for songs that remain incarcerated in museum archives. This talk proposes Indigenous-defined methods of ethnographic redress that challenge settler colonial forms of “hungry listening”.

For more information contact


March 9, 2018

Works-in-Progress workshop with Audra Diptee

Our next Works-in-Progress workshop will take place on Friday March 9th.  The featured presenter is Carleton’s history professor, Audra Diptee. The discussant will be Candace Sobers, from BGInS. The workshop topic will be: The Problem of Modern Day Slavery: Is Critical Applied History the Answer?. Same time – 12:00 – 2:00pm. We hope you will join us. Lunch is provided by us!

The series is a monthly workshop featuring discussions about faculty papers whose scope spans issues of global and international relevance.  Papers are pre-circulated to workshop registrants. The goal of the works-in-progress series is to provide a forum for in-depth engagement and exchange on cutting-edge issues of global significance. We strive to have a lively, challenging and thought-provoking seminar and invite you to join us in providing an informative forum of discussion for a multidisciplinary audience, sharing at least one common interest, namely globalization and/or internationalism – whatever that means to you.

If you would like to register for the March 9th workshop or for any of the upcoming workshops in this series, or if you have general questions, please contact

March 9, 2018

Disability and the Welfare State in Britain

Carleton University Disability Research Group presents:

Dr. Jameel Hampton
Disability and the Welfare State in Britain
When: Friday, March 9 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Where: Paterson Hall, Room 433

The much-celebrated British welfare state of the 1940s to the later 1970s originally excluded disabled civilians. With the “rediscovery of poverty” in the 1960s, promised new and
sweeping policies for the full inclusion of disabled people in the welfare state and society. This talk will address the first major analysis of the Disablement Income Group, one of the most
powerful British NGOs in the 1960s, as well as the original analysis of the 1972-3 Thalidomide crisis in Britain, and the changing ideas about the appropriate place of disabled people
within the mixed economy of welfare—central and local government, formal voluntary organisations, and informal care via the efforts of families, friends, and communities.

Dr. Hampton is the author of Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy, 1948-79. He was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the Society, Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has lectured at the University of Regina and Liverpool Hope University.

For more information, for accommodation or to join by Skype, email


March 9, 2018

European Union Trade Policy in the 21st Century

On behalf of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Carleton University and the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy at the University of Ottawa, I am delighted to invite you to attend an international research conference titled “European Union Trade Policy in the 21st Century,” on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 8:00AM—4:00PM. The event will be held at Carleton University in the second floor conference rooms (rms. 2220-2228) in Richcraft Hall (formerly the River Building) (please find a campus map here).

This full-day conference will bring together scholars from Europe and North America, mainly from the fields of political science and economics, to assess and discuss recent developments in the EU’s trade policy as well as challenges for the future. The conference will be divided into 3 main sessions: the EU’s trade strategy and process; the EU’s trade relations with important partners; and the politicization of trade policy in the EU. Please find a copy of the draft agenda at the event webpage.

This event is sponsored by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and the CN-Paul M. Tellier Chair on Business and Public Policy at the University of Ottawa, and is funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, by the Faculty of Public Affairs as part of its Research Month, and by Carleton University.

Registration for this conference is required. To register, please visit the event webpage here.

March 13-16, 2018

Invitation: International Workshop on Sexual Violence in Wars

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Central and Eastern European Studies Research Group and the Studies in Migration Research Group at the University of Ottawa are pleased to invite you to the  international workshop “21st Century Reflections on Sexual Violence in Wars, its Transgenerational and Transnational Impact” that will take place between March 13-16, 2018 at the University of Ottawa.
Situating the phenomenon of sexual violence in wars within a broader context of violence against women, this special event explores the lasting and insufficiently explored effects of the violence on the survivors, their  communities and the children born of such violent acts.
This three-day event features the internationally acclaimed Ottawa premiere of the play from South Africa, Cheers to Sarajevo, a theatre workshop on achieving truth through embodied art research, the screening of two international movies, and speakers and researchers discussing the profound impact of sexual violence in different geographic and historical contexts and across generations, with a focus on post-WWII Germany and post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The organizers and participants wish to raise awareness of  the magnitude of the problem, the omnipresent phenomenon of sexual violence, particularly against women, while also addressing and honouring the survivors’ and the children’s resilience in narrating and moving beyond their stories, so as to open up a space for post-conflict healing.
Full program available on the website:

For more information contact:


March 15, 2018

Book Launch: Human Rights in Africa

Time:  1:30 PM
Where: Discovery Centre, Room 482 MacOdrum Library

About the Author. Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh teaches Human Rights History and African History in the Department of History and the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University. He also teaches in the McMaster Arts & Science Program and the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition. He has taught in universities in Africa, Europe and North America. Previously, he was professor at Brock University, Canada; professor in the Department of Political Science at University of North Carolina at Asheville; Human Rights Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, New York; Research Fellow at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Copenhagen and Associate Member of the Centre for African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He has also taught at Ambrose Alli University and the University of Lagos.

His research interests are global human rights, peace/conflict studies, legal and imperial history. His articles on these themes have appeared in historical and interdisciplinary journals – Human Rights QuarterlyThe Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, the Journal of Global History, and Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology (Journal of the American Psychological Association).

For additional information:


March 15-17, 2018

Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium

The Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium is one of the longest running history graduate conferences in Canada. In March 2018, the Department of History, Carleton University, will be hosting the 24th Annual Colloquium. This year’s theme, “Storying Our Pasts: Historical Narrative and Representations” highlights historical output and means of storytelling. We hope to draw on different methodologies in a self-reflexive dialogue about how historians present and share their research.

See attached document for more details about the colloquium.

March 16, 2018

“Embodying Redress: Military Sexual Slavery, Memory, and the Politics of Protest”

When: March 16th, 2018

Where: 251 Bank Street


For two and a half decades, protesters have gathered weekly across from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea to make collective demands to the Japanese government for official recognition of and atonement for the sexual enslavement of girls and women euphemistically called “comfort women” by the Japanese Imperial military (1932-1945). As fewer survivors have been able to participate in the protests, supporters have found new ways to mark survivor presence, most notably through the installation of a life-size bronze statue of an adolescent girl. The 2015 agreement between South Korea and Japan to “resolve” the “comfort women” issue and the demand to remove the statue sparked outcry from the Korean public for its insincerity and inadequacy, further galvanizing the movement. Dr. Elizabeth Son’s talk will focus on the interplay between street protests, embodiment, and memory in South Korea and how survivors and their supporters have utilized performative strategies to reimagine and perform expansive notions of redress.  She will also discuss her multidisciplinary approach to narrating the history of a social movement.

March 19, 2018

Always a Zero-sum Game?: Exploring the Tensions Between Academic Freedom and Anti-oppression

Monday, March 19, 2018 – Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

2224 and 2228 (formerly River Building) Richcraft Building

Organized by Dr. Ummni Khan, the Joint Chair in Women\\\’s Studies (Carleton University and University of Ottawa), this one and a half day symposium aims to create open and respectful dialogue about the tensions — real or perceived — between academic freedom and anti-oppression principles. Using concrete examples when these two principles have clashed at Canadian universities, stakeholders with divergent viewpoints will discuss the incident, analyze the broader political implications, and develop strategies for how to better respond when such conflicts arise in the future.

Open – Register Now


March 20, 2018

CU in the City: Sun, Sand, and Sex: A Conversation about Sex Tourism

When: March 20th, 6:30 pm. Where: Venus Envy, 226 Bank Street. Drs. Megan Rivers-Moore and Marie-Eve Carrier-Moisan will share stories from their research on sex tourism in Costa Rica and Brazil. What is “sex tourism”? Why do tourists and locals participate? What’s in it for them? What’s love got to do with it? Learn more >



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 the last talk this academic year:


April 3, 2018

Carleton Public History Networking Night

7:00pm at the Happy Goat Coffee Company, 35 Rue Laurel St., Ottawa, K1Y 4M4

We are very pleased to invite you to our annual Public History Partnership Network (PHPN) Reception. PHPN connects Ottawa-area professionals, graduate students, and university faculty with an interest in public history. Besides nurturing a wide range of public history work both on- and off-campus, PHPN members include institutional partners who employ Carleton’s history undergraduate and graduate students in practicum and internship courses. The annual reception celebrates these relationships, provides a brief update on the goings-on with the M.A. in Public History Program and the Carleton Centre for Public History, and highlights recent student work in public history. Most of all, the reception is an opportunity for conversation with both old and new friends. With the generous support of Carleton’s Department of History and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, we are pleased to be able to offer a range of refreshments and appetizers.

This year we’ll be holding our event off campus at Happy Goat Coffee Company in Little Italy. As well as informal socializing, this year we are setting up speed-networking stations to facilitate more focused networking opportunities. We will be staging two fifty-minute sessions during the evening with fifteen networking tables. Each table will hold five ten-minute networking conversations in each session. Once you are registered we will set out a timetable and you can sign up through Doodle.

We hope you can join us on April 3rd! Please RSVP by March 12th by reserving your tickets here. If you wish to bring a guest please reserve two (2) tickets. Limit one (1) guest per invitee. If you wish us to extend this invitation to colleagues who might also be interested in joining the PHPN, please contact David Dean ( and Kira Smith ( so we can make these arrangements.


April 5, 2018

Annual Screening of HIST 4302 Documentaries

The students of HIST 4302 – “Canada: Ideas & Culture – Making Documentary History”, will be presenting their final documentaries on April 5th, 2018. It will take place at 7:00pm (tentative screenings start time is 7:30p.m.) in room 100 of St. Patrick’s.

After the screening there will be a reception with refreshments, sponsored by the History Department.


April 6, 2018

Underhill Undergraduate Colloquium 2018

Join the History Department as we host our annual Underhill Undergraduate Colloquium to showcase undergraduate student excellence.

The event will feature history projects in various mediums, presentations, student excellence awards, and a reception for faculty and students.

April 6, 2018
History Lounge
433 Paterson Hall



April 6, 2018

Works-in-Progress workshop with Karim Karim

Our next Works-in-Progress workshop will take place on Friday April 6th.  The featured presenter is Carleton’s  journalism and communications professor, Karim Karim. The discussant will be Natasha Bakht, from the University of Ottawa. The workshop topic will be: A Legacy of Ignorance: Western and Muslim Failures to Understand the Other. 1:00 – 3:00pm. We hope you will join us. Lunch is provided by us!

The series is a monthly workshop featuring discussions about faculty papers whose scope spans issues of global and international relevance.  Papers are pre-circulated to workshop registrants. The goal of the works-in-progress series is to provide a forum for in-depth engagement and exchange on cutting-edge issues of global significance. We strive to have a lively, challenging and thought-provoking seminar and invite you to join us in providing an informative forum of discussion for a multidisciplinary audience, sharing at least one common interest, namely globalization and/or internationalism – whatever that means to you.

If you would like to register for the April 6th  workshop or for any of the upcoming workshops in this series, or if you have general questions, please contact



Job Posting: Museum Guide with the Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada Museum is both a traditional museum and an interpretive centre. As a public outreach arm of the Bank’s Communications department, the Bank of Canada Museum has a mission to clarify for Canadians the key functions of the Bank of Canada. In addition, through the National Currency Collection the Museum interprets our monetary heritage, both Canadian and international. Educational programming is also a key initiative of the Museum.

On behalf of the Bank of Canada, you provide high-quality service to visitors at the Museum. Under the supervision of the Manager, Visitor Services, you contribute to the mandate of the Museum by offering public activities for visitors, such as guided tours and school visits. You also answer various questions on the mandate and functions the Bank of Canada. In addition, you participate in the development and carry out scheduled Museum activities.

Candidates must be available to work between 15 and 37.5 hours per week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Monday to Sunday), starting in May 2018.

Students can find more information and apply here: