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.



May 2, 2019 – Da Vinci on Stage at the Canada Science and Technology Museum

I am reaching out to you today on behalf of the Museum to share with you some information on our upcoming panel discussion on Leonardo da Vinci, taking place on the evening of Thursday, May 2. In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death, we will be examining some of his most famous works in their historical context, as well as exploring how his legacy continues to impact how we view the world today. A leading da Vinci researcher from the Galileo Museum in Italy will be giving a presentation showcasing his recreation of da Vinci’s models, followed by a panel discussion with two amazing speakers from uOttawa and Carleton University. There will also be an opportunity for further discussion through a question and answer period during the evening to broaden the scope of our exploration of da Vinci.

Students can use the discount code SALAI in order to get 30% off their tickets. Faculty members at Carleton can use the code CARLETON500 to receive the same discount on their tickets.


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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