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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


Bringing war into everyday: re-education of society in postwar Soviet Estonia

Speaker: Aigi Rahi-Tamm

Several historians have called the 20th century a century of war. The Estonian people had to participate in the two World Wars, the War of Independenc...

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

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Occult Plebian Powers: Conjure, Communism and the Transnational History of the United States Civil War

Speaker: Prof. Andrew Zimmerman, With Comments By Prof. Rick Halpern

Most histories of the Civil War of 1861-65 assume that the Union drew on exclusively United States political traditions to overthrow slavery and thus ...

Location: MW130, UTSC with live videocast to SS2098, UTSC/UTSG

“1st Amendment,” ©Eric Drooker

Translator Agency in Turkey under Censorial Constraints: Institutional Pressure on Translation

Speaker: Inci Sariz (PhD)

Seminar in Ottoman and Turkish Studies. Abstract: Translation is one of the spheres where the effects of an ideology are most visible because wh...

Location: NMC Conference Room (BF200B), 4 Bancroft Ave., Toronto, ON M5S 1C1

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

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


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

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

Image of the Canada and US Flags

Agenda 2020: What's in store for Canada-U.S. Relations

Speaker: Rick Mills, Dr. Christopher Sands, Dr. Peter Loewen

The United States is Canada's largest trading partner and closest ally. Canadians have elected a Liberal minority Parliament and Justin Trudeau's new ...

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

Turkish literature

Journey Stories in Classical Turkish Literature

Speaker: Şerife Yalçınkaya (Ege University (Izmir))

Seminar in Ottoman and Turkish Studies Abstract: Classical Turkish Literature is full of road and journey stories. In classical texts of Turkish li...

Location: NMC Conference Room (BF200B), 4 Bancroft Ave., Toronto, ON M5S 1C1