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.



TODAY: January 9, 2019 – cuLearn Course Design Drop-In Sessions in January

The Educational Development Centre (EDC) is hosting two cuLearn course design drop-in sessions in January to help you take your course to the next level: Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., 422 Dunton Tower. Come and work on your cuLearn course with us! We will have educational technologists and instructional designers on hand to answer your questions. No registration is required. Stay for the whole session or drop by for some quick help.

Lecture Series 8: African American Music of the 1940s-1970s: Blues, R&B, Soul and Funk, Thursdays, January 10th – February 14th

Lecturer Keith McCuaig, through the Learning in Retirement program (open to all ages)

This lecture series will give an overview of some of the most popular musical genres from the 1940s to the 1970s. We will cover the history of this music, including the main figures, important recordings, and the musical features of each style. The cultural importance and impact of this music will also be discussed, including the overlap between these genres, and the ways in which one genre influenced another. From Muddy Waters and Marvin Gaye, to Aretha Franklin and James Brown, this class will be an exciting musical journey.

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 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 winter 2019 please visit our website.


Lecture Series 10: Into the Mystic: Perspectives on Sacred Architecture, Thursdays, January 10th – February 14th

Lecturer Marie Clausén, through the Learning in Retirement program (open to all ages)

Have you ever wondered what makes certain spaces feel sacred, or pondered whether we in today’s secular Western society still need such spaces? Should edifices dedicated to existential and metaphysical contemplation be perceived and preserved primarily as artefacts of quaint but irrelevant world views? Or can they in some sense be said to actually complete the human habitat? This lecture series explores such questions by taking a non-denominational and interdisciplinary look at how we make and unmake sacred space, and the meanings we attach to sacred architecture. We will also explore the implications of those meanings for the continued relevance of sacred architecture.

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 winter 2019 please visit our website.


January 11, 2019 – Kirsten Schut: “Dominican life and learning in fourteenth-century Naples

The History Department invites you to a talk by Kirsten Schut, Contract Instructor, as part of our Friday Occasion Series. Join us in the History Department Lounge, 433 Paterson, at 10:00am.

About the Lecture:

Naples in the first half of the fourteenth century was one of the cultural and intellectual hotspots of late medieval Europe. The royal court flourished as a centre for patronage, and in addition to a university, Naples boasted several major schools run by the mendicant orders, such as the Dominicans, Franciscans, and Augustinians. My current project uses the life and works of a teacher at one of these schools, the Dominican friar John of Naples (d. ca. 1350), to investigate the relationship between the Dominicans of Naples and their city, and the connections between Naples and other cultural centres, such as Paris and Avignon. Using techniques developed at the University of Paris, John helped to train the friars of his convent to be effective teachers, preachers, and confessors. But he was also much more than a teacher: he advised the kings and queens of Naples and preached in their support, and worked to maintain good relations between the Dominicans and the local aristocracy. His example demonstrates that the Dominicans of Naples were deeply embedded in their community, but their educational and pastoral mission was mainly directed towards the local elite.


January 14, 2019 – Feminist Futures Talk

Feminist Futures: Dr. Megan Gaucher

January 14, 2019 from 10:00am-11:30am

Dunton Tower Room 1811

Join Dr. Megan Gaucher as she discusses her new book, A Family Matter: Citizenship, Conjugal Relationships, and Canadian Immigration Policy. The book offers an interdisciplinary examination of the role family formation plays in both the granting and refusal of Canadian citizenship. In analyzing three different areas of Canada’s immigration law and policy, Gaucher argues that governments have adopted a strict definition of family not only to protect our borders from external threat, but also to reinforce gendered, racialized and sexualized assumptions about the ideal “Canadian family”. In doing so, migrant families are limited in their ability to develop chosen familial networks, a privilege enjoyed by most Canadian-born citizens.


January 17, 2019 – Opening Ceremony of “Where Are the Children?”

You are cordially invited to join us on January 17 at 4:00 pm in Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library for the opening ceremony of the installed exhibition, Where Are the Children?  This is an exhibition on loan from the Legacy of Hope Foundation, curated by photo-based artist and curator Jeff Thomas, that provides an overview of the histories of residential schools in Canada.  It features more than 100 unforgettable historical images and puts those images into their historical context.  More on the exhibition can be found at the exhibit’s website.
The MacOdrum Library is co-hosting the exhibition with the Carleton Centre for Public History, and with the financial support of the Department of History, the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The Carleton Centre for Indigenous Initiatives is also supporting this exhibition by featuring tours for Carleton students and faculty that includes break-out sessions with Elders and Knowledge Keepers.
Refreshments will be provided.
To assist with our planning, please RSVP by January 15 by sending a message  to the Carleton Centre for Public History indicating how many guests will be attending. But please still attend even if you are unable to RSVP!
Further information about the exhibition and its associated activities can be addressed to Michel Hogue ( and John C. Walsh (, or via the  Carleton Centre for Public History.

January 17-19, 2019 – Conference – Canada 1919: A Country Shaped by War

Thursday, January 17, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Friday, January 18, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday, January 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LeBreton Gallery, Barney Danson Theatre, Ateliers C and D

Full conference: $175; $125 for students, seniors and members.

One-day registration: $100, $75 for students, seniors and students.

Join world-renowned historians to explore different aspects of the First World War and its many legacies: the return of Indigenous veterans, the conflict’s impact on French Canada, the contributions of nurses, the challenges of forging peace from the ashes of war, and much more. Scholars and history buffs won’t want to miss this bilingual academic conference, organized by the Canadian War Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Victory 1918 – The Last 100 Days and in commemoration of the centenary of the end of the conflict.

Speakers include international and Canadian experts like Michael Neiberg, Catriona Pennell, J. L. Granatstein, David Bercuson, Tim Cook, and Margaret MacMillan, author of Paris 1919. For more information, to see the conference schedule or to register, visit

January 21, 2019 – Q&A session on writing historical fiction

with Y.S. Lee, author of A Spy in the House

When: Mon, Jan 21 2019, 2:30-4:00pm

Where: Uni Centre 279

On Monday, January 21st 2019, Y.S. Lee will visit Professor Danielle Kinsey’s FYSM 1405B course on Victorian London. The class will be discussing Dr. Lee’s young adult novel A Spy in the House, which won the Canadian Children’s Book

Centre’s inaugural John Spray Mystery Award in 2011. It is the first in her acclaimed four-book series The Agency, is set in 1850s London, and revolves around the clandestine adventures of complex heroine Mary Quinn. In a lengthy

Q&A session, Dr. Lee will answer questions about her writing process, doing primary source research, creating authentic Victorian atmosphere, and what she’s doing when she says she is writing, “ahistorical fiction.” All are welcome to attend

but please do RSVP to so we can work to accommodate everyone.

January 24, 2019 – Book Launch: Such a Lonely, Lovely Road

When: Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 1:00 PM
Where: 433 Paterson Hall (History Lounge) Carleton University

About the BookComing out in South Africa … At what cost? All his life Kabelo Mosala has been the perfect child to his doting absent parents, who show him off every chance they get. Both his parents and his small community look forward to him coming back after medical school and joining his father’s practice. They also plan to give him the perfect township wedding. But Kabelo’s one wish has always been to get as far away from the township as he possibly can and never come back. A few weeks before he leaves for university, however, he forms a close bond with Sediba, one of his childhood friends, confirming his long-held suspicion that he is gay. Their relationship is thrown into turmoil by social pressures and conflicting desires, and it starts to look as if they can’t be together. But against all odds the two young men make their way back to each other, risking scorn from the community that raised them.In her characteristic, beautifully modulated voice, with razor-sharp clarity, Kagiso Lesego Molope tackles an urgent issue in her country of birth.

January 24, 2019 – The Politics of Disease: Medicine Unbundled and the Minefields of Indigenous Health Care

January 24, 2019 at 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, 2017 Dunton Tower

Join us for an afternoon with Garry Geddes, as he reads from his latest book: Medicine Unbundled: A Journey Through the Minefields of Indigenous Health Care. This book explores the dark history of segregated Indigenous hospitals and has been praised as a “necessary story for Canadians to read.” Geddes has received numerous awards for his work, including the Lt. Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence. The author’s reading will be followed by a question and answer period, where participation is more than welcome! Seating is limited!

February 1, 2019 – Mark Anderson: “Zombies, manifest destiny, and popular culture

The History Department invites you to a talk by Professor Mark Anderson, History Professor, as part of our Brown Bag Friday Occasion Series. Bring your lunch and join us in the History Department Lounge, 433 Paterson, at 12:30pm.


February 8, 2019 – Andrew Johnston: “Zurich Congress of the WILPF in 1919 – on the occasion of the centenary

The History Department invites you to a talk by Professor Andrew Johnston, Associate Professor in the History Department, as part of our Brown Bag Friday Occasion Series. Bring your lunch and join us in the History Department Lounge, 433 Paterson, at 12:30pm.


February 8, 2019 – workshop: “The EU’s 2004 Enlargements in Central and Eastern Europe: Assessing the Impact 15 Years On”

We are pleased to invite you to a day-long workshop organized by the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood, “The EU’s 2004 Enlargements in Central and Eastern Europe: Assessing the Impact 15 Years On” on Friday, February 8, 2019, from 9:00AM – 4:15PM, in the Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall, Carleton University (campus map).

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the European Union enlargement, this workshop will feature leading experts from Canada, the U.S. and Europe who will address political, social, environmental, and economic impacts of accession for the eight new member states located in Central and Eastern Europe.  All of these countries were part of the Soviet Bloc prior to the collapse of the USSR, and thus faced major transition challenges both before and after EU accession.

To view the agenda to register, please click here. This event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided.

March 22, 2019 – Michael Petrou: “Yugoslav-Canadians in the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War

The History Department invites you to a talk by Adjunct Professor Michael Petrou as part of our Brown Bag Friday Occasion Series. Bring your lunch and join us in the History Department Lounge, 433 Paterson, at 12:30pm.




Call for Proposals: Conference ‘Migration, Identity and Politics in Europe’, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Carleton University, Ottawa

The call for proposals is currently open for the conference, Migration, Identity and Politics in Europe, being hosted at Carleton University, on March 1, 2019. Details of the announcement are attached. The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 11, 2019.


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