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From left to right: Ross Zimmermann, Liv Richmond, Kaitlyn Brasseur and Paul Sjoberg

The History Undergraduate Society (HUgS)

HUgS is for Carleton University students who are History majors/minors or just love history! It’s a social group for those who are enthusiastic about history and want to talk and mingle with other like-minded history buffs. Regular “HUgS and Tea” events for laid back evenings allow you the opportunity to discuss your essays and class work and your historical interests in general with our HUgS executives, professors, and fellow history fanatics. Get involved with YOUR History department and find your place at Carleton.

Email us at carletonhistorysociety@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook!

2017-18 HUgS Executive

Maximilian Stewart-Hawley Cronkite:

Max is the co-president of the History Undergraduate Society for the 2016/2017 year. He is currently in his third year of undergraduate studies here at Carleton. Aside from Max’s History major he also has a minor in Greek and Roman studies, as well as Medieval and Early Modern Studies. He loves to talk history, especially contemplating the true causes of the Western Roman Empire’s downfall (It was aliens).

Paul Sjoberg:

Paul is a fourth year student, Co-President and overseer of boring financial matters: resident Swede, American, Pole, Political Science major, European and Russian Studies Minor, speaker of moderately good German, lover of all Historical subjects equally, eater of many a jar of pickled herring, and Canadian Government employee of the HUgS Executive team.

Ross Zimmermann:

Ross Zimmermann in front of a wall of booksRoss Zimmermann is a 4th year history and Design student from Regina, Saskatchewan. Specializing in design, and German 19th and 20th century history, he studies the relationship between design movements and greater social and historical trends. He is also heavily involved in improv, and is an executive member of the Carleton Improv Association. His favourite historian is Roderick Phillips, and he can clap reaaaal fast. Say hi to him in the halls, he’s lonely from studying chairs all day.

Liv Richmond:

Liv is in her third year of History studies here at Carleton, and this is her second year as a HUgS executive. She spends much of her time reading great works such as: Plato’s Republic, Hobbes’ Leviathan, and the classic “See Spot Run.” When Liv isn’t working on her reprisal of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, you can find her jauntily catching butterflies in the quad.

Kate Brasseur

Kate Brasseur in front of a wall of booksKate is a History undergraduate student in her final year here at Carleton. As an aspiring medievalist she explores such tremendous topics as the amazing architecture, mesmerizing manuscripts, loving literature, and fantastic food of the Middle Ages. Catch her at HUgS meet-ups talking about her cat’s latest escapades or by the river hanging out with the local wildlife.