Events - November 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. 

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