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: May 17, 2018

What am I to do to save my children? – Childhood, Youth, and Nuclear War

Join us for our 3rd talk in our 2018 Lecture Series, What am I to do to save my children? – Childhood, Youth, and Nuclear War, presented by Dr. Andrew Burtch.

The atomic bomb cast a long shadow over children during the Cold War. At this event, Dr. Andrew Burtch of the Canadian War Museum will discuss what plans were developed to provide for the survival of children at home or at school, the involvement of children in civil defence, and the response of children and adults to nuclear war preparations from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Andrew Burtch is the Canadian War Museum’s post-1945 Historian. As curator of Gallery 4: A Violent Peace, he is responsible for all questions relating to conflicts from the beginning of the Cold War to the present day. He has worked to develop temporary and permanent exhibitions about the Afghanistan war, the Cyprus peacekeeping mission, the Korean War, military medicine, and war and media. His most recent exhibition is a new module in the Museum’s Experience Gallery: New World Disorder – tracing Canada’s involvement overseas from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the conclusion of the Afghanistan mission. Dr. Burtch’s book, Give Me Shelter: The Failure of Canada’s Cold War Civil Defence, received the 2012 CP Stacey Award for military history.

Date: Thursday May 17, 2018

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Cost: Free – suggested donation $5.00

*The Diefenbunker Museum is a registered Charity: 869747691 RR0001.
Tax receipts available for donations of $20.00 or more.

May 25, 2018

Memorial for James Keith (JK) Johnson

Johnson, James Keith (JK), Professor Emeritus in History at Carleton University, died suddenly on April 13, 2018 in Ottawa. A Memorial to celebrate his life and work will be held on the Carleton campus on Friday, May 25 in Room 2017 of Dunton Tower from 3 to 4:30, followed by a reception.  Professor Johnson’s former students, colleagues, friends and neighbours are especially invited to attend.
The parking lot closest to Dunton Tower is lot #1, behind the MacOdrum Library.

June 11, 2018

In Conversation with Jeanne Beker

Discover the many lives of Jeanne Beker popular media personality, fashion maven, author and descendant of Holocaust survivors

Monday, June 11, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Tickets:  $25 – available at

Light Refreshments to Follow

Each guest will receive an autographed copy of  Joy Runs Deeper, the memoir of Ms. Beker’s parents, published by the Azrieli Foundation

Location: The Singhal Family Theatre, Richcraft Hall, (formerly River Building)

9376 University Dr, Ottawa. Underground Parking available (at the same building).




Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Toronto

The Centre for South Asian Civilizations at the University of Toronto invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in South Asian Studies. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2018. The post is for a period of 2 years with the possibility of extension after successful review.
Candidates working in any field of South Asian Studies are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have demonstrated expertise in one or more research languages and be able to work with primary source archives.
The Centre for South Asian Civilizations is housed at the University of Toronto Mississauga and is dedicated to interdisciplinary and critical engagement with the languages, cultures, religions, and histories of South Asia. While the primary responsibility of the postdoctoral fellow is research, the fellow will also be involved in Centre for South Asian Civilizations programming and will help foster intellectual community at the University of Toronto Mississauga. The position also includes the teaching of one 12-week course per academic year. The salary will be $42,000, which includes the teaching stipend.
Applicants must have successfully defended their doctoral theses by the commencement of the post, and no earlier than 2015. Applicants cannot hold a tenure-track or continuing faculty position at a college or university. Applicants may be citizens of any country, and graduates from any university. Successful international applicants must meet all Canadian immigration requirements.
The application deadline is June 11, 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via Skype. Decisions will be made by July 2018.
For general inquiries, please contact
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by sending their dossier (consisting of cover letter, CV, writing sample, 1-page research statement, and 1-page statement on teaching and community engagement at a public university) with a specification in the subject line of ‘CSAC PostDoc’ to  Arrangements should also be made for two letters of reference to be submitted separately to this email address.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Summer Internship (paid) in Member of Parliament’s Office

The Office of Leona Alleslev, Member of Parliament is offering a paid summer internship to students. Please view the attached Parliamentary Internship applicati0on for more details. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and résumé to Keira MacDonald – Parliamentary Coordinator for MP Alleslev, before 5pm on Friday, May 18th 2018 at