Events - 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EST
John F. Kennedy standing at podium

November 22, 2013 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy (JFK), an event that continues to spark interest to this day. 

Join Dr. Jim Blight and Dr. janet Lang from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) to discuss the cautious skepticism of JFK.

Friday, November 22, 2013 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Dr. Bruce Muirhead has written extensively on Canadian trade negotiations since the Second World War, as well as Canadian politics, diplomacy and economic development. His most recent work, which was funded by the Norwegian Research Council, focuses on the evolution of Canadian agricultural policy, especially dairy supply management. 

This event is part of the Fall 2013 Rural History Roundtable series, hosted by the History department at the University of Guelph.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 — 7:00 PM EST

On November 22, 2013, the world will observe the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Join us for the screening of "Virtual JFK: Vietnam if Kennedy had lived". 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

The Religious Studies department invites you to participate in a workshop on "What is Religion? Implications for protecting religious freedom in Ontario."

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Stack of papers

Can a case be made for reading literature in the digital age? Does literature still matter in this era of instant information? Is it even possible to advocate for serious, sustained reading with all manner of social media distracting us, fragmenting our concentration, and demanding short, rapid communication? 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Chef holding pizza

Join us for a drop-in pizza party to learn more about anything and everything History!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 — 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST
Pair of orange sneakers with text that reads "Originals Wanted"

Are you a first year Arts student? Or an upper-year student who is undeclared? Trying to decide which major to pursue? 

Attend the Arts major showcase to learn about the many exciting departments and their unique program offerings!

Monday, November 11, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Soldier monument in front of Canadian parliament building

Our goal is to promote discussion about the evolution of Remembrance Day. Who does it include and exclude? Does its importance differ between generations, nationalities or other factors? How have opinions of this commemorative day changed over the years? Is Remembrance Day still relevant?

Friday, November 8, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Does Russian President Vladimir Putin want a new cold war? By circling his wagons against Western encroachment, does he find it easier to legitimate his harsh treatment of Russian dissenters? How should the West respond? With aggressive counter-moves? If so, what should be done? With conciliatory moves? But what will conciliate the Putin government?

Thursday, November 7, 2013 — 7:00 PM EST

A conversation and multimedia experience with Sergei N. Khrushchev and James G. Blight.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Graves in a cemetary

You are invited to the first event of our 2013-2014 History Speaker Series!

Join us and our guest, Dr. Yehonatan Alsheh, a postdoctoral fellow at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, to examine the drafting of the United Nations (UN) genocide convention. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Interested in studying abroad? Not sure where to start? Attend an information session to learn more about the exciting exchange opportunities available!

Arts undergraduate students of all year levels are welcome to attend.

Friday, October 18, 2013 — 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Students jumping and running
Are you a high school student thinking about a History degree? Do you ever wonder what careers are available and what types of courses are offered to a History student? Come find out at our 2nd Annual High School History Conference!

Thursday, October 17, 2013 — 4:30 PM EDT
Curia book cover

Come celebrate the launch of Dr. Steven Bednarski's first book, Curia: A Social History of a Provençal Court in the Fourteenth Century.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
3 rows of bookshelves full of books in library

The Arts Undergraduate Office Peer Mentors are organizing a free Library Information Session open to any first-year student in the Arts Faculty. This session will cover topics pertaining to using and making the most out of the University of Waterloo's library system.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 — 1:30 PM EDT

Join the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre in partnership with the History Department for a lecture by Six Nations Lands Researcher, Phil Monture

Friday, October 4, 2013 — 11:45 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Come join us for a field trip to the Six Nation's Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford. The tour will include the community's museum and the Mohawk Institute, the former Indian Residential School.

Contact Professor Susan Roy to reserve your spot!

Friday, October 4, 2013 — 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

Professor Dan Gorman will be leading an information session regarding Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) awards. If you are thinking about applying for either type of funding, you are strongly encouraged to attend this session.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Interested students are invited to attend an information session led by Chantal-Christine Valkenborg, a representative from the Bader International Study Centre. She will be coming to UW to promote a great opportunity for undergraduate students to get accredited courses from Queen's University, while studying at Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex, England. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

The History Society is ushering in the Fall term with the annual Meet the Professors Mixer and everyone is all invited. The event will offer free baked goods and beverages to all history professors and students. It will be hosted in the Reading Room in Hagey Hall, on Wednesday, September 25th between 3:00 – 4:30 pm.

Come out and meet the professors that you'll will be seeing for the next few years!

Thursday, September 19, 2013 — 8:00 PM EDT

Historian Margaret MacMillan will be presenting this year's Hagey Lecture, entitled "Choice or Accident: The Outbreak of World War One"

Thursday, August 15, 2013 — 7:00 PM EDT

Linsday Kroes, a student in this term's Enterprise Co-op class, has spent the last four months writing Gather by the Avon: the Stratford Story Project

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

International News Reporting in Chinese Provincial Newspapers:  A Personal Experience and Understanding

Friday, May 24, 2013 — 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

China and India: Challenges, Competition and Collaboration

The UW Chanchlani India Policy Centre ( is pleased to present a public talk by Dr. Amitendu Palit, National University of Singapore, on:  'China and India: Challenges, Competition and Collaboration' to be held 11am, Friday May 24th at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Room 1-31.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

“From Each Side of the Grand:” The Six Nations of the Grand River and the Haldimand Treaty

Dana Porter Library, Flex Lab (3rd floor)


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