The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Events: October, 2019

  • 02Oct2019

    Food For Thought:Some Reflections on Personal and Tamil Literary Engagement with Food and Life

    Speaker: Dr. C.S. Lakshmi (Author And Independent Researcher In Women's Studies)

    This femfood Talks is the inaugural event of the Conflict and Food Study group based at York Centre for Asian Research, York University. The event is ...

    Location: Room 2098, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

  • 03Oct2019

    Minds under Siege: Diaries of the Leningrad Blockade

    Speaker: Alexis Peri (Department Of History - Boston University)

    Drawing on 125 unpublished diaries from the Soviet archives, this lecture offers an intimate look at the Leningrad Blockade, one of the longest and de...

    Location: Room 108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs; 1 Devonshire Place M5S 3K7

  • 07Oct2019
    Image of the from the front cover of Almost Citizens by Sam Erman

    Book Talk: Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution and Empire

    Speaker: Sam Erman

    Almost Citizens lays out the tragic story of how the United States denied Puerto Ricans full citizenship following annexation of the island in 1898. A...

    Location: SS 3130, 100 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

  • 09Oct2019
    A still from Split Ends by Akosua Adoma Owusu

    The Aesthetics of Triple Consciousness: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the films of Akosua Adoma Owusu

    Speaker: Lauren Cramer (Cinema Studies), Jordache Ellapen (WGS), Julie MacArthur (History), Akosua Adoma Owusu (filmmaker)

    This screening and roundtable discussion focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to the aesthetics of “triple consciousness” in the work of acclai...

    Location: Munk Centre, 108N, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7

  • 10Oct2019
    Aftermath of 20 July 1944 assassination attempt on Hitler (Operation Valkyrie)

    Plotting Against Hitler: 75 Years

    Speaker: Prof. Col. Winfried Heinemann

    On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the failed coup d’état against Hitler on 20 July 1944, there has been a considerable surge of publicatio...

    Location: Munk School Boardroom, 315 Bloor Street West

  • 15Oct2019
    Canadian Troops in Afghanistan

    Book Launch: National Vs. Human Security

    Speaker: Dr. Greg MacCallion (Australian National University)

    Dr. Greg MacCallion of Australian National University launches his study of recent Canadian and Australian military interventions, and the tension bet...

    Location: 2nd floor, Royal Canadian Military Institute, 426 University Avenue

  • 15Oct2019
    Image of Katie Daubs

    The Missing Millionaire: The True Story of Ambrose Small and the City Obsessed With Finding Him

    Speaker: Katie Daubs, David A. Wilson

    Charismatic, charming, unscrupulous and vindictive, Ambrose Small was one of the most successful impresarios in Canada's history.  As the owner o...

    Location: Upper Library, Massey College, 4 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON M5S 2E1

  • 16Oct2019
    Image of Prof. Suman Seth

    ‘Constitutions Selection’: Darwin, Race, and Medicine

    Speaker: Prof. Suman Seth (Department Of Science And Technology Studies - Cornell University)

    In the course of his discussion of the origin of variations in skin colour among humans in his Descent of Man, Charles Darwin suggested that darker sk...

    Location: Victoria College Chapel, VC213, Victoria College

  • 17Oct2019
    Arkhangai province, Mongolia

    The Refugium in Eurasian History and its Spatiality

    Speaker: Victor Ostapchuk

    Seminar in Ottoman and Turkish Studies Abstract: The term refugium—yet to be properly defined—has been used by scholars to denote areas where s...

    Location: Sidney Smith 2098, 100 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

  • 18Oct2019
    Etching of a Dutch trading ship by Wenceslaus Hollar

    "We have borrowed also from the French, and they I think from the Spaniards": National Lessons from Navigation History

    Speaker: Prof. Margaret E. Schotte (History At York University)

    Early modern Europeans were preoccupied with the problem of safely crossing the oceans. Such trips—for trade, war, and colonial expansion—could en...

    Location: Room 108N, Munk School, 1 Devonshire Place