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Past Events: November, 2016

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Cold War

The War Scare That Wasn’t: Able Archer and the Myths of the Second Cold War

Speaker: Simon Miles, PhD Candidate In History, University Of Texas At Austin

Most accounts of the Cold War focus on the autumn of 1983 as one of its most dangerous periods. Beginning with the Soviet downing of KAL 007 and the ...

Location: Room 200, Gerald Larkin Building, 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON M5S 1H8

tombeau du martyr juif inconnu

Le Tombeau du Martyr Juif Inconnu and Jewish Memory of Deportation after the Second World War

Speaker: Philip Nord, Rosengarten Professor Of Modern And Contemporary History, Princeton University

A memorial to the six million murdered Jews of Europe was inaugurated in Paris in 1956. It is now known as the Mémorial de la Shoah, but then it was ...

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

Kirsten Weld

The Politics of Historical Memory: Reflections from Latin America

Speaker: Prof. Kirsten Weld, Harvard University

Professor Weld is the John J. Loeb Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University. Her first book, Paper Cadavers: The Archives of Dictatorshi...

Location: Room 318, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

European Imperialism and Ottomanism

Reorientating European Imperialism: How Ottomanism Went Global

Speaker: Isa Blumi, Stockholm University

This presentation explores the possibility that a distinctive Ottoman response to European imperialism and its colonial ethos vis-à-vis “the Orient...

Location: Room 200B, Bancroft Building, 4 Bancroft Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada; M5S 1C1

November 1966 Florence Flood

Swept Away: Memories of the 1966 Florence Flood: A conversation with two eye-witnesses

Speaker: Olga Zorzi Pugliese, Ann Gordon Lind

In the wake of torrential rains that had swelled not only the Arno, but all rivers in Tuscany, in the early hours of Friday, 4 November 1966, engineer...

Location: Senior Common Room, Victoria College(rear), 91 Charles St. West, Toronto, ON M5S 1K5

Lewis Debassige

Working Together: Organizing and Activism for Indigenous Rights and Control of Indigenous Education in Canada, 1960s to Today

Speaker: Lewis Debassige, Elder, Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, M’Chigeeng First Nation

Lewis Debassige is a respected Anishinaabe Elder from M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island (Mnidoo Mnising). He is well known for his work a...

Location: SS 2098 (Natalie Zemon Davis Conference Room), Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George St., Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

Theatre Stage

VSAO Evening Lecture: Transatlantic Celebrity, Theatrical Networks, and English-Canadian Actresses, 1890-1920

Speaker: Dr. Cecilia Morgan, University Of Toronto-OISE

Professor Cecilia Morgan will be giving a paper entitled "Transatlantic Celebrity, Theatrical Networks, and English-Canadian Actresses, 1890-1920." ...

Location: Room 1170, Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street,

WW1 Plane

Magnificent Men (and Women) in their Flying Machines: A New Approach to Exhibiting the First World War Air War

Speaker: Nic Clarke, Historian At The Canadian War Museum And Author Of "Unwanted Warriors: The Rejected Volunteers Of The Canadian Expeditionary Force," UBC Press, 2015.

This presentation discusses the Canadian War Museum’s current special exhibition Deadly Skies – Air War 1914-1918. In particular, it highlights ho...

Location: Sidney Smith 2098 (Natalie Zemon Davis Conference Room), Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George St., Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

Prison gates in Cambodia

What Do Germans Talk About When They Talk About Genocide?

Speaker: Andrew I. Port, Professor Of History, Wayne State University

In this lecture, Wayne State University's Andrew I. Port presents his current project – “What Germans Talk About When They Talk About Genocide” ...

Location: Sidney Smith 2098 (Natalie Zemon Davis Conference Room), Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George St., Toronto, ON M5S 3G3

Humans, Animals, and Nazis

Humans, Animals, and Nazis: The Berlin Zoo in German History

Speaker: Professor Gary Bruce, University Of Waterloo

In 1943, fierce aerial bombardment razed the Berlin zoo and killed most of its animals. But only two months after the war’s end, Berliners had alrea...

Location: Room 102, Old Victoria College Building, 91 Charles St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1K5