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

Events: November, 2019

  • 01Nov2019
    Aerial View of Avenal State Prison, Kings County, California

    America's Carceral Landscapes

    Speaker: Donna Murch, Toussaint Lossier, Stuart Schrader, Brett Story

    This symposium seeks to historicize, map, and challenge America’s carceral landscapes. The Trump administration’s response to a refugee crisis at ...

    Location: Munk School, Rm. 108N, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7

  • 04Nov2019
    Fighting Back: Urban Renewal in Trefann Court

    Trefann Court Revisited: The Activist Afterlives of Edna Dixon and John Sewell

    Speaker: Simon Vickers And Luis Jacob

    Simon Vickers engages with Luis Jacob’s two-part installation The View from Here to initiate dialogues on historical social movements and how the ci...

    Location: The View from Here Exhibit, 259 Lakeshore East, Toronto, On, M5A 3T7

  • 12Nov2019
    Emma Goldman

    Emma Goldman in Toronto

    The year 2020 will mark the 80th anniversary of the death of anarchist and feminist Emma Goldman in Toronto in May 1940. Deported from the United Stat...

    Location: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto, ON M5T 1N1

  • 13Nov2019
    Xoloitzcuintli Lupus Mexicanus (Mexican Hairless Dog)

    "Canine Mestizaje: The Dogs of New Spain"

    Speaker: Mackenzie Cooley (Assistant Professor Of History - Hamilton College And Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow - Cornell University)

    The idea and practice of mestizaje (mixing) stand at the heart of Latin American history and of Mexico’s identity. A term for hybridity used origina...

    Location: Victoria College Chapel, VC213, Victoria College

  • 14Nov2019
    Image of Marci Shore

    “Is There Such a Thing as Truth—and Can We Live in It? A Philosophical History of Eastern Europe in the Long 20th Century

    Speaker: Marci Shore

    As a dissident under communism, Václav Havel insisted on the imperative “to live in truth.” Thirty years ago, the Velvet Revolution ushered the d...

    Location: Room SS2098, 100 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

  • 14Nov2019
    Image of Juan Carlos Mezo González

    Transnational Solidarity Networks in the Era of Gay Liberation: The Making of Gay Communities in North America (1970s-1980s)

    Speaker: Juan Carlos Mezo González

    This talk discusses the relationship between the gay press and gay liberation movements in North America throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. The tal...

    Location: Room 208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON

  • 14Nov2019
    Image of Prof. Antoine Compagnon

    La plume et l'épée (in French)

    Speaker: Antoine Compagnon

    Au XIXème siècle, des révolutions, de la plume et de l’épée, de la « guerre », de l’ « escrime » ou de la « boxe littéraire », comme d...

    Location: Charbonnel Lounge, Brennan Hall, 81 St. Mary Street

  • 14Nov2019

    Scholars, Policymakers and Canadian Foreign Aid

    Speaker: Margaret Biggs, David Black, Stephen Brown

    This year’s Bill Graham Centre-Massey College Distinguished  Visiting Scholar in Foreign and Defence Policy,  Dr. Margaret Biggs, one of Canada’...

    Location: Rigby Room, St. Hilda's College, 44 Devonshire Place

  • 14Nov2019
    The Absent Monarch

    Kings and Cripples: The Absent Monarch in the Lancelot Prose Cycle

    Speaker: Prof. Christopher Baswell (Columbia University)

    The demographic reality of medieval disability was largely a spectacle of poverty, disease, begging, and dependence.  And depending on the nature...

    Location: Alumni Hall, Victoria College, 91 Charles Street W

  • 15Nov2019
    Photo of French Prisoners of War in WWII

    Dangerous Liaisons: The Forbidden Love Affairs of French Prisoners of War and German Women in the Second World War

    Speaker: Prof. Raffael Scheck (Katz Distinguished Teaching Professor Of Modern European History At Colby College In Waterville - Maine)

    Tens of thousands of French prisoners of war (POWs) and German women had to stand trial in Nazi Germany for having engaged in a love relation with eac...

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