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.



January 12, 2018

Digital Interfaces: A Significant Contribution to Early Modern Theatre Studies

Please join us this Friday for a talk by Dr. Christophe Schuwey of the University of Fribourg, entitled, “Digital Interfaces: A Significant Contribution to Early Modern Theatre Studies.” Dr. Schuwey will be speaking at 3:00 PM in the Gordon Wood Lounge, Room 1811 Dunton Tower, Department of English.


January 15, 2018

Chet Mitchell Memorial Lecture | “Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom”
January 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Richcraft Hall

With special guest, Professor Samuel Moyn (Yale Law School and Department of History) 

This lecture takes a position in a current debate about how to conceptualize the relationship between human rights and neoliberal globalization. The timing of the two phenomena — one in ethics and one in economics — has coincided, both rising since a 1970s breakthrough. But debate rages about whether to see human rights as the best tools to oppose their neoliberal Doppelgänger or to regard the new law and movements around rights — including economic and social rights — as part of the problem. This talk rejects both extreme positions in order to seek a different alternative. Of course human rights are a product of their time, but this hardly means they are easy to dismiss. However, as a set of ethical propositions and a set of practices, human rights are not what we need to confront economic injustice.

*Limited seating* – please RSVP by emailing Brad Cousineau

Light refreshments will be served. 


January 16, 2018

“Boxes, Bodies, and Backhoes: Excavation and Analysis of the Forgotten Dead of Early Bytown”

The Ottawa Historical Association Presents “ Boxes, Bodies, and Backhoes” with Janet Young, Ph.D., Curator, Physical Anthropology at the Canadian Museum of Nature. The talk is taking place on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7:00pm at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, 2nd Floor. This lecture is free and all are welcome. Please register on the first floor of the Commissionaire’s Desk.


January 18, 2018

The European Union and Russia: Where Now?
The Jean Monnet Chair in EU Relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighborhood (EUREAST), Carleton University, cordially invites you to the workshop “The European Union and Russia: Where Now?”.
During this half-day event, European, Russian, and Canadian experts will discuss the current state and future directions for relations between the European Union and Russia in the face of the ongoing Ukraine crisis and sanctions regimes.
The event will also highlight the launch of a newly published book, edited by Tom Casier and Joan DeBardeleben, EU-Russia Relations in Crisis: Understanding Diverging Perceptions (Routledge, 2018).
For updated information, please visit
When: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: 608 Robertson Hall, Carleton University
Event contact: Idris Colakovic,



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:

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.


New Exhibits at the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG)

CUAG has some exciting things happening behind our double doors including a slew of upcoming events, including our opening party (January 15) and a conversation between Robert Houle and Alanaise Goodwill (January 16). Visit the CUAG website for more details on events or contact Fiona Wright to book a tour for your class.


Career Services Wants to Work with You

Career Services provides students and alumni with the resources and guidance they need to explore their career options, learn and implement effective job search strategies, and identify work-integrated learning opportunities that align with their interests and education.
Our team can provide tailored career support to your students through the following services and resources:
Career in the Classroom
Request a Career in the Classroom Workshop through the faculty page on our website: Career Services’ in-class workshops help students understand the career planning process, learn about what they can do with their degree, build a strong, targeted resume, and more.
Career Services Referral
Refer your students to meet one-on-one with a Career Services staff member in 401 Tory Building. We help students develop flexible career plans, explore experiential learning opportunities, assist with their job search, review their resume and cover letter, prepare for job interviews, and more.
Online Student Support Resources  
Refer students to the online resources on the Career Services website: Encourage students to meet employers by registering to attend on-campus recruitment events and applying for jobs on our online portal: mySuccess (students login via Carleton Central).
If you have any questions or would like additional information about any of our services, please send your inquiry to our faculty email inbox:


Call for Papers

We are very pleased to announce the annual State University of New York College at  Plattsburgh Institute on Quebec Studies and Bishop’s University Eastern Townships Resource Centre student and faculty research colloquium.  The colloquium, to be convened March 23-24, 2018 on the campus of Bishop’s, will result in the publication of select edited scholarly essays in the Journal of Eastern Townships Studies/Revue d’études des Cantons-de-l’Est (JETS/RECE).

This memo is an official call for scholarly essays, in English or French, on any and all topics featuring significant Québec content.  Paper proposals will be accepted from undergraduate/graduate students and faculty from SUNY Plattsburgh, Bishop’s University and all universities in Québec and across Canada. We especially encourage faculty to identify and encourage talented students to submit a proposal for consideration.  While proposals are encouraged from any academic discipline, we are most interested in contributions from history, sociology, political science, public policy, linguistics, education, health, art and architecture.  Proposals must present original research and must not have been previously published.   Selected submissions will be included as part of the 2018 colloquium.  Please note that the working language of the colloquium, including paper presentations, is English. Revised select contributions from the colloquium will be featured as an issue of JETS/RECE, dedicated to focusing on new, creative scholarship of faculty and talented students working on Québec-focused research.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please electronically forward an abstract not to exceed 300 words (explaining the theoretical approach/empirical evidence to be examined), relevant title and current vitae/resume no later than January 31, 2018.  Please submit your proposal to Dr. Christopher Kirkey at SUNY Plattsburgh ( and Dr. Cheryl Gosselin at Bishop’s ( All submissions will be examined by a peer review panel and individuals will be contacted no later than February 5, 2018 regarding their submission.  If accepted, contributors will be provided with a style sheet/detailed writing guidelines (length, format, footnote/reference style requirements, etc.) and further information on the structure and content of the colloquium.

All essays must be completed and electronically submitted no later than March 15, 2018.