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.



April 12, 2019 – “Religion: Out of Bounds”

The Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies as well the Religion Department of the College of the Humanities of Carleton University is inviting you to attend its Annual Student Colloquium, “Religion: Out of Bounds.”

We invite faculty, students, the public (and administrative staff!) to attend the Colloquium where graduate and honours students from Carleton, Ottawa, Concordia and Nipissing will be presenting research on a diverse range of themes related to religion. Please see the schedule on the poster attached.


April 18, 2019 – “Please, Don’t Drink and Drive: Labatt’s Campaign to Hold Drinking Drivers Accountable in the Age of Neoliberalism” with Matthew Bellamy

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2018

Time: 7 PM

Place: Ottawa Public Library Main Branch (Metcalfe and Laurier)

Dr. Matthew Bellamy is one of Carleton University’s outstanding teachers. In 2005 he was named in Maclean’s Magazine as one of Canada’s most popular professors. In 2015 Maclean’s also called Matthew’s class “The Canadian Brewing Industry” one of Canada’s ‘cool courses’. In 2009 he was a finalist in TVO’s BIG IDEAS Best Lecturer Competition.

Professor Bellamy teaches in the History Department and is the foremost authority on the history of brewing in Canada. His publications on the subject are legion.

May 4, 2019 – “Memories of Mogadishu Conference”

In partnership with the Ottawa Art Gallery, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), MCIS Language Solutions, the Catholic Centre for Immigrants, Carleton University, TakingITGlobal and Concordia University, this conference will explore the use of oral history and digital archives in preserving cultural heritage and collective memory in post-conflict societies.

Join us at the Ottawa Art Gallery on May 4th, 2019 from 9:30AM to 5:00PM as we bring together Somali diaspora from around the world to explore the use of oral history, memory, and migration.

See the event links below for the full program, registration and social media activities:




Bruce Elliott would be pleased to receive proposals from faculty or senior doctoral students for the autumn 2019 Shannon Lectures in History, the department’s annual public lecture series.  Though the series deals with the social history of Canada, broadly defined, the terms of reference encourage linkages between approaches to Canadian history and the wider body of international scholarship on a theme, so we also encourage non-Canadianists to propose series.  At least two of the sessions should be about Canada. The series is funded through a major gift from the late Lois M. Long, a long-time friend of the Department of History.  The fund allows for speakers to be brought from throughout North America and overseas.  Some colleagues have chosen to organize the series in connection with a seminar course, so that the students can meet with and hear the people they are reading.  Dominique and Ann have arranged for a slot to be reserved on Fridays next fall so that it would be possible for anyone contemplating this to overlap a seminar with the time of the lecture.  Anyone offering to organize the series will receive plenty of help and guidance along the way.  If you have any thoughts as to a topic, please contact Bruce Elliott at

Empower Me Counselling Services for Undergraduate Students

Carleton University and the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) have teamed up to provide all undergraduate students access to free, 24/7, 365 days a year counselling services in the community through Empower Me, either in person, by telephone, video-counselling or e‑counselling.

Empower Me allows students to connect with qualified counsellors, consultants and life coaches for a variety of issues. Empower Me service is confidential, multilingual, culturally sensitive, and gender and faith inclusive. Call 1-844-741-6389 (toll free)

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