Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

2019-2020 Events

September 2019 

September 19th - History Department Seminar Series 

Steven Pincus, University of Chicago
"Thinking the British Empire Whole to 1788" 
Watson Hall 517 @ 11:30 am 

September 24th - Arthur Lower Workshop 

Max Hamon, Queen's University 
Title: The Golden Square Mile and the North West: Donald Smith's Personal and Investment Networks 
Watson 517 @ 6:00 - 8:00 pm 


October 3rd - History Department Seminar Series 

Francesca Trivellato, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton 
"The Threat of Jewish Invisibility—Medieval, Early Modern, Modern"  
University Club, George Teeves Room @ 5:30pm 

October 17th - History Department Seminar Series

Swen Steinberg, Queen's University 
Title TBA 
Watson Hall 517 @ 11:30 am


November 5th - Arthur Lower Workshop

Alan Corbiere, Carleton University 
Gaawii go eta aansookaan aawzinoo: "That is not just a legend" - Using Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) as an Analytic Tool to Study History
Watson Hall 517 @ 7:00 pm 

November 5th - Irving and Regina Rosen Public Lecture

William Morrow
"Arguing with God: A Jewish Tradition"
University Club - George Teeves Rm @ 5:30pm

November 11th - History Seminar Series

Joanna Innes, Sommerville College, University of Oxford
Re-imagining Democracy in Europe after the French Revolution: the Diversity of National Experience
University Club - Conference Room

November 28th - Holiday Party and Faculty Lecture 

Tony D'Elia
The Return of the Gladiators: Violent Sport and Spectacle in Renaissance Italy
University Club 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Reception to follow 6:30-8:30 pm 


No events scheduled for December

January 2020 

January 21st - History and Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives

Daniel Gullo, Hill Museum and Monastic LIbrary-HMML
Understanding Manuscript Databases: vHMML and Mediterranean Manuscript Studies
Watson Hall 517 @ 4:00 pm

January 22nd - Arthur Lower Workshop

David Webster, Bishop's University 
Life Stories, Wife Stories: Canadian Women Advising on Economic Development, 1950-65
Watson Hall 517 @ 6:00 pm

January 30th - History Department Seminar Series

 Renisa Mawani, University of British Columbia
Across Oceans of Law
Watson Hall 517 @ 11:30 am


February 27th - History Seminar Series

Allan Downey, McMaster University
Haudenosaunee Brooklyn: Ironworking and the Futurity of Indigenous Nationhood
Watson Hall 517 @ 11:30 am

February 28th-29th - Becoming Allies: Muslim-Jewish Solidarity in the Face of Islamophobia and Antisemitism 
Co-sponsored with Department of History, Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives, and Jewish Studies Program

Feb 28th - "Confronting the Pushback Against Muslim-Jewish Solidarity
Professor Rabab Abdulhadi, San Francisco State University & Professor Barry Trachtenberg, Wake Forest University
Robert Sutherland Hall  @ 4:00 pm

Feb 29th - Symposium: Islamophobia & Antisemitism, Past and Present
Professor I. Kalmar (University of Toronto); Dr. M. Mazigh (writer, Rights Advocate); Professor M. Bayoumi (Brooklyn College); L. Tarachansky (Filmmaker, Journalist); A. Kanji, JD, LLM (Writer, Programming Director, Noor Culture Centre)
Donald Gordon Centre @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Limited seating available. Please register with Prof. Salzmann of History [


March 5th - Nugent Lecture

Lauren Benton, Professor of History and Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University 
"The Time of Small Wars: Legalities of Violence in Early European Empires"  
University Club @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm  - Reception to follow 7:00-9:00 pm

March 12th - Arthur Lower Workshop

Mary Chaktsiris
Title: tba
Watson Hall Rm 517 @ 6:00 pm

POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 2020 - March 19th - Dr Juan Cole, University of Michigan

Lecture and Book Signing
"Muhammad. Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires"  
University Club - George Teves Rm

Reception @ 5:30 pm -  George Teves Rm
Lecture @ 6:00 pm - George Teves Rm 

Co-sponsored with Muslim Societies, School of Religion, Office of Faith and Spiritual Life

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020 - March 26th - History Department Seminar Series 

Zeb Tortorici, New York University
"Archiving the 'Obscene': Sexuality, Desire, and Memory in Mexico"
Watson Hall 517 @ 11:30 am


POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020 - April 22 & 23 - Medieval Mediterranean Graduate Conference

The Medieval Mediterranean: Interconnected Histories and Diverse Trajectories
Watson Hall 517
Call for Papers: due January 31, 2020