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: October 10, 2018 – Beyond the Academy: CU History Community Mentor and Networking Night

A community mentorship and networking night intended for Carleton University undergrad history students to meet with and hear some of the stories of others trained in history, now working as professionals in various fields of work. Four speakers will each share stories of their career trajectory and how their training in history helped them achieve their goals. This will be followed by a ‘speed dating’ session when students will have an opportunity to speak with these individuals in small groups, ask questions and learn more about the wide range of opportunities that are potentially open to history students. Those who attend will learn new perspectives of what they can do with their history degree and potentially build connections with those out in the world of work ‘beyond the academy’.

Numbers are limited and registration is required! Please RSVP by October 1st or before:

6:30-9:00pm, 482 MacOrdrum Library

October 11, 2018 – Hungry Listening, Ethnographic Redress

The 2018 Vickers-Verduyn Lecture entitled Hungry Listening, Ethnographic Redress  is set to go for Thursday Oct 11 at 6:00 p.m. in DT 2017. Please see attached poster for more details.


October 11, 2018 – From C.L.R. James to Tomás Gutiérrez Alea: Radicalism, Conservatism, and the Haitian Revolution

October 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Gordon Wood Lounge, Room 1811 Dunton Tower


October 11, 2018 – Carleton’s Engineers Without Borders to Host Mayor Jim Watson to Discuss UN Sustainable Development Goals

To view this advisory online visit:

The Carleton University chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will host Mayor Jim Watson for a discussion on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and how Ottawa is working to achieve them.

When: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Where: Tory Building Lobby, Carleton University
Info: This event is open to all members of the Carleton community.

The event will include a discussion of present and future Ottawa projects that support the SDGs, and how these initiatives will make the city a better place to live. As part of this event, the Carleton chapter will be introducing its Hello2030 campaign to support the UN’s goal of completing the SDGs by the year 2030.


October 12, 2018 – Shannon Lecture with Donna Yates, “Ancient Art and Modern Crime: How Stolen Antiquities End Up In Our Most Respected Museums”

The History Department invites you to the first talk of the 2018 Shannon Lecture Series at 2:30pm in 252 MacOdrum Library. A reception will follow.

Lecture abstract: In 2011 a visitor walked into the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and stole a 2500-year-old relief of a guard’s head valued at over $1.2 mil. In July of 2018, the New York Supreme court ordered that the sculpture, which had been seized by the District Attorney of New York from a London-based antiquities dealer, be returned to Iran. How the artefact was stolen from the famous archaeological site of Persepolis and ended up in Canada, and what happened after the piece was stolen again give us a glimpse of the dark underbelly of the art world. This is where high culture meets smuggling, desire, greed, and white collar crime.

Many of our most respected museums house stolen antiquities. High-end auction houses and antiquities dealers sell loot on a daily basis. Upstanding and elite citizens freely engage in this criminal market. But unlike with most illegal commodities, trafficked antiquities can be openly bought and sold, and are often put on public display. How is this possible? Using the Persepolis relief as a case study, this lecture will discuss how research from criminology can be used to understand white collar crime in the art world.

October 12, 2018 – Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture, Museums

Guest Lecture by Dr. Kirsty Robertson, Western University.

This talk, drawn from a forth coming book of the same title, traces the as-yet-untold story of political action at museums in Canada since the early twentieth century. Robertson looks at how museums archive (or not) protest actions, and at a range of responses to actions taking place at their thresholds, from active encouragement to persuasive dismissal.

Kirsty will be delivering a lunch time talk on political action at Canadian museums, titled: Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture Museums

Time: noon to 1:30pm, Friday, October 12th

Location: Richcraft Hall, 4400 (Reader’s Digest Resource Centre)

RSVP here


October 13, 2018 – 4th Annual IAS Undergraduate Research Conference

The Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Carleton University is hosting its 4th Annual IAS Undergraduate Research Conference, organized by the Institute of African Studies Students Association (IASSA).

The goal of this one-day interdisciplinary conference is to provide a platform for emerging researchers in the field of African Studies.

Keynote: Professor Chris Russill, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 8:00am to 4:00pm
Location: 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton University, Ottawa

For additional information


October 15, 2018 – Speakers Series Oct. 15 with the Honourable Wanda Thomas Bernard

The Department of Equity Services and the Graduate Students’ Association would like to invite you to attend our first event in the Equity and Inclusion Speakers Series with the Honourable Wanda Thomas Bernard presenting Being Black in the Academy: Brilliance and Barriers. The event will be held on Monday, October 15th from 4:30-7:00pm in 2017 Dunton Tower. Please see the poster attached. Light refreshments will be served.


October 15, 2018 – Feminist Futures Talk: #Feminism: Popular Culture and the Representation of a Movement

Feminist Futures: Dr. Katharine Bausch

October 15, 2018 from 10:00am-11:30am, 1811 Dunton Tower

Over the 20th and 21st centuries feminism has been represented in multiple ways in popular culture. Somewhat surprisingly, the movements around feminism have been at times celebrated in film, television, and music. However, a very specific version of the movements prevail; ones that focus on white, middle-class, neo-liberal narratives, ultimately denying the role of many people who did not fit this narrative.


October 16, 2018 – Keynote Speech: Invasion of the Digital Humanities – or why this might be a useful thing for your museum

Shawn Graham, Carleton University
Shawn Graham is a digital archaeologist interested in methods, teaching and generative art and games. He is currently Associate Professor of Digital Humanities in the Department of History at Carleton University, and also a Carleton University Provost’s Teaching Fellow. His major research project at the moment, ‘The Bone Trade’, uses computer vision to map out the visual
tropes, social networks, and cultural impact of the buying and selling of human remains over social media. He is founder and editor of the open access journal, Epoiesen: A Journal for Creative Engagement in History and Archaeology. He is also the lead author on a collaborative open access textbook with live computational environment for the teaching of digital archaeology,

Tuesday, October 16
CSTM all day

9:00 am – 10:00 am


October 17, 2018 – Chet Mitchell Lecture: The Wilderness of American Power

The Department of Law and Legal Studies is very pleased to invite you to the upcoming annual Chet Mitchell talk which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 17, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Dunton, room 2017).

The lecture will be delivered by Professor Daniel J. Sharfstein who will be visiting us from Vanderbilt University.

You are all invited to stay after the talk for a light reception.

RSVP is available here:


October 18, 2018 – Psychology Mental Health Day

The Department of Psychology at Carleton University is hosting Psychology Mental Health Day on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. This Day’s event is a follow up to World Mental Health Day (Oct. 10, 2018) and is intended to continue the conversation on mental health, as it affects all of us. We hope our event will raise awareness, educate on current mental health issues, and promote well-being. Our goal is to connect our community to resources that promote well-being on and off-campus. Join us for an expert panel discussion on mental health today, a variety of workshops (such as personality types and mental health, anxiety disorders, etc.), followed by a keynote address on “Stress and Coping”. This event is free, and all are welcome to attend. Attendees may drop-in to events throughout the day as they are available.


October 19, 2018 – Shannon Lecture with Steph Halmhofer, “#InventedFantasies – Using Social Media to Talk About Pseudoarchaeology”

The lecture will take place in room 2017 Dunton Tower (20th floor) starting at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception at 2:30 p.m.

Lecture abstract: Skeletons of giants in British Columbia. People using psychic abilities to find proof that the empire of Atlantis included Nova Scotia. A cult in Quebec proposing aliens invented life on Earth. These sound like something you would find Dana Scully and Fox Mulder investigating in The X-Files. But I’m not Dana Scully, I’m an archaeologist. So why am I talking about aliens and giants? Because pseudoarchaeology, which includes the topics I’ve mentioned above, is a real concern facing both archaeologists and non-archaeologists. These theories can be found in books, television shows, and on social media but their negative impacts reach far beyond these pages and screens.

With rising popularity in social media and a currently combined total of around 440 million monthly users on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, it’s not difficult to imagine how quickly pseudoarchaeological theories can spread online. But just as we use our knowledge and trowels, social media can also be a powerful tool in the archaeological toolkit, a toolkit I want to share through this lecture. We’ll talk about what pseudoarchaeology is, focusing largely on Canadian examples, and how you can identify it. We’ll talk about the racism of pseudoarchaeology. We’ll also talk about how various media platforms are used to spread pseudoarchaeology. And finally, we’ll talk about how archaeologists and non-archaeologists can use social media to talk about and de-bunk pseudoarchaeology.

October 26-27, 2018 – Exhibiting Gender: Telling Her Stories

Ontario Women’s History Network Conference, co-sponsored by the History Department.

Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, Québec

Register at:

See attached program for more details.


October 29, 2018 – Making History – Shinzō ABE: the Domestic and Foreign Policy of Japan’s Longest Serving Prime Minister

The Department of History presents: Making History – Shinzō ABE: the Domestic and Foreign Policy of Japan’s Longest Serving Prime Minister

When: Monday, October 29 at 7:30 pm
Where: Paterson Hall, Room 303

Lecture by:
Jacob Kovalio, Associate Professor
Department of History

Lecture no. 1 in the 2018-2019 Japan Lecture Series at Carleton University
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October 29, 2018 – War Art or War Memorial? What Exactly is Canada’s War Art?

Lecturer Dr. Laura Brandon, through the Learning in Retirement program (open to all ages)

The Canadian War Museum possesses one of the finest twentieth-century official war art collections in the world. Until relatively recently, however, the collection has received limited public attention. This lecture explores Canada’s official First World War art as art history and war memorial. Better known and recognized as an accessible and meaningful visual record of the conflict, over the past 100 years Canada’s official war art has struggled to retain any substantive position in Canadian art history. Does it matter?

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $30.00 (HST included)   Register online today using our online registration form or call us at 613-520-3699. For a complete listing of all class descriptions, dates, times and lecturer biographies for fall 2018, please visit our website.

Mondays, October 29 to December 3, 2018: We Shall Overcome: The Civil Rights Movement Through Song (6-week lecture series)

Lecturer Dr. Stephen Richer with Janine Smith, through the Learning in Retirement program (open to all ages)

The aim of this lecture series is to examine some key songs and singer/song-writers associated with the Abolition and Civil Rights movements in North America. Among the musicians to be discussed are Paul Robeson, Billie Holiday, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, and Buffy Sainte-Marie. Our focus will be on how the biographies of such key personalities interact with historical context to produce protest songs affiliated with the above social movements.

Days: Mondays, October 29th – December 3rd (6-week lecture series)

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $140.00 (HST included)   Register online today using our online registration form or call us at 613-520-3699. For a complete listing of all class descriptions, dates, times and lecturer biographies for fall 2018, please visit our website.

October 31, 2018 – African Studies Brown Bag: Annette Isaac, Adjunct Research Professor and former Instructor in the Department of Political Science at Carleton, “Missing the Cues. Tales of a Newcomer’s Life in Canada”

All Brownbag talks take place on a Wednesday, in The Discovery Centre (room 482 MacOdrum Library), 1:00pm – 2:30pm.


November 7, 2018 – Documenting War: Journalists and Storytelling from Conflict Zones

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

Barney Danson Theatre, Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON K1A 0M8

Presented by Carleton University’s School of Journalism & Communication in collaboration with the Canadian War Museum

The second annual Peter Stursberg Foreign Correspondents Lecture will be delivered by Janine di Giovanni, a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a Professor of Practice, Human Rights.



November 7, 2018 – Invitation for the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht

The Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship ( will launch the 2018 Holocaust Education Month on November 7th at 7:00 p.m. with a keynote address delivered by Dr Michael Berenbaum, a leading Holocaust expert and one of the founders of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

And a Special Premiere Performance by Niv Ashkenazy: In tribute to the six million whose voices were silenced forever. Mr Ashkenazy, a virtuoso and classically trained student of Itzhak Perlman, will perform on a “Violin of Hope”, that was salvaged from the ashes of the Holocaust and lovingly restored by Amnon Weinstein in Israel.

Wednesday, November 7th, at 7:00pm at the Kehillat Beth Israel Synagogue, 1400 Coldrey Avenue, Ottawa

Please RSVP by Nov 1st, 2018 to:


November 8-9, 2018 – RMC History Symposium 2018

The program for the Royal Military College’s history symposium, Manpower and the Armies of the British Empire in Two World Wars (8-9 November 2018) is set and we have a great schedule lined up this year!

More details and registration info is available at Fees: Regular $185, Students $125. Includes registration, lunch and coffee breaks for both days, and dinner at the Fort Frontenac Officer’s Mess on 8 November.

Recommended Hotel, Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, 2 Princess Street, Kingston, ON K7L. Preferred rate of $124 for a single occupancy room, breakfast included, available until 1 October. See attached poster.


November 9, 2018 – Shannon Lecture with Kisha Supernant, “Good Intentions, Bad Archaeology: The uses and abuses of Canadian archaeology against Indigenous people”

The lecture will take place in room 2017 Dunton Tower (20th floor) starting at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception at 2:30 p.m.

Lecture abstract: In the lands currently called Canada, archaeology is often used to tell stories about the history of this place, but often at the expense of Indigenous nations. Throughout our disciplinary history, archaeologists have positioned themselves as experts on and stewards of the past for the good of all, even though those pasts are sometimes not our own. In this talk, I explore how archaeology in Canada has been and continues to be part of the settler colonial state, centering knowledge from archaeologists and heritage practitioners rather than Indigenous peoples. I provide examples of how archaeological research has marginalized Indigenous voices, even when archaeologists have good intentions, and make some suggestions for how we can move toward a better archaeology for the future.

November 14, 2018 – African Studies Brown Bag: Logan Cochrane, Banting Fellow, Global and International Studies, Carleton University, “Bottom-up Change in a Top-down Government: Changing Policy and Law in Ethiopia”

All Brownbag talks take place on a Wednesday, in The Discovery Centre (room 482 MacOdrum Library), 1:00pm – 2:30pm.


November 23, 2018 – Shannon Lecture with Katherine Cook, “There is no ‘net neutrality’ in digital archaeology”

The lecture will take place in room 2017 Dunton Tower (20th floor) starting at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception at 2:30 p.m.

Lecture abstract: Colonisation, at its core, is the extraction of resources from those without power. What then gets extracted in digital colonialism and what does this have to do with archaeology in Canada? Considering the critiques, questions, and fallout regarding digital corporations, capitalism, and politics over the course of the past year, we are ever more acutely aware of the much darker underbelly of the digital world. Yet we still act as if digital technology is ‘the answer!’ to solving those ‘Great Challenges’ facing archaeology today, namely the lack of equity, inclusivity, access and the unwavering manifestations of (neo)colonialism. This discussion will consider the realities of digitally disrupting archaeology, the opportunities it presents but also the dangers it poses to argue that not all data, not all audiences, and not all archaeologists are treated equal in digital practice. Digital archaeology will not save us from bad archaeology, so we must decolonize the digital first.

November 30, 2018 – Shannon Lecture with Morag M. Kersel , “The Pathways of Pots: The movement of Early Bronze Age vessels from the Dead Sea Plain, Jordan”

The lecture will take place in room 2017 Dunton Tower (20th floor) starting at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception at 2:30 p.m.

Lecture abstract: What is the pathway of a pot? How do Early Bronze Age (3600–2000 BCE) pots from Jordan end up in Canadian institutions – and why does it matter? These particular pots are from sites along the Dead Sea Plain in Jordan, which have been identified as the “Cities of the Plain” mentioned in Genesis. One of the sites, Bab adh-Dhra’ is thought to be, by some, the original city of sin – biblical Sodom. “Who doesn’t want a pot from the city of sin?” declared one interviewee when I asked why they were purchasing (legally) what most would consider a fairly unattractive, non-descript pot. Over 15 years of investigation have led to interesting insights related to why individuals and institutions want to own artifacts from the Holy Land?

Tracing how pots move (both legally and illegally) involves archaeological survey, aerial investigations using unpiloted aerial vehicles, archival research, and ethnographic interviews in order to understand better the competing claims for these archaeological objects and the often deleterious effects of demand on the landscape. In this talk, I will look at how artifacts go from the mound to the market to the mantelpiece or museum vitrine and why this matters.




Student Support Certificate for Faculty and Staff

The Student Support Certificate is designed to help faculty and staff at Carleton University enhance their capacity to address student needs. The certificate provides growth and development opportunities aligned with the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services’ (CACUSS) competency model. The Certificate consolidates existing workshops and new modules into a cohesive learning opportunity that will take approximately 15 hours to complete. Visit the Student Support Certificate website to read about certification requirements, upcoming workshops, the benefits of certification and more!


Distinctively Psych Silent Auction is Now Live!

The Distinctively Psych Silent Auction is now available to receive your bids online.  To view the rules and list of items, visit:

There are over 50 amazing items, including stunning photography, handmade wearables, and gift sets that will make your holiday shopping a breeze!

Following their high popularity last year, the Ravens Red Pepper Jelly and Carleton Crabapple Jelly are once again available to order. They are 7$ for a single jar, or 3 for $20! Place your order with before they’re gone!

All proceeds from the silent auction will go towards the Florence Dunlop Scholarship for Psychology Undergraduate Students.

Call for Submissions

The Mirror, Canada’s oldest undergraduate history journal, is seeking essay submissions! The journal is based out of the University of Western Ontario and publishes a collection of essays on a range of historical topics on an annual basis. We seek to publish papers with original, innovative research, with superb delivery. We have often published papers that are imperfect in their original state, but show great potential. The caliber of papers increases every year, along with the quantity of papers we receive. As a result, publishing in The Mirror is a considerable accomplishment.

Do you have a history essay that received an 80% (A) grade or above that you feel is worthy of publication? Submit to the 39th edition of The Mirror, Canada’s Oldest Undergraduate History Journal!

Published annually, each issue features 12 high-quality history essays written by undergraduate students across Canada. The Mirror seeks to publish essays with original, innovative research — essays that take an old topic and spin it on its head in new and interesting ways.

You can submit up to two 12-20-page papers (not including the References list and title page). All history essays completed for an upper-year undergraduate course are eligible.

The deadline for papers is November 5th, 2018.

Please visit our website for more information. Click here to submit.


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