Events - 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST

Looking for a chance to put all the seemingly useless facts you’ve learned throughout your History career to good use? Look no further than Trivia Night! Come celebrate the end of term with your friends and professors (and show off your smarts at the same time). As always…there will be food!

Friday, November 28, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EST
A mourner at the Oklahoma City Bombing memorial

The Problems and Promise of Public History: From the Battlefield, to Oklahoma City, to 9/11.

Professor Edward T. Linenthal of Indiana University on what memorializing our victims and heroes tells us about ourselves.

Friday, November 21, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
The Woodland Centre and former residential school

Please join us for a trip to the Woodland Cultural Centre, Six Nations of the Grand River, Brantford, for a tour of the community's museum and the former Mohawk Institute, one of the few remaining Indian residential schools in Canada on Friday November 21, 2014. The bus will leave from the front of Hagey Hall at 12 Noon and will return at 4:30 - 5:00 pm. Cost:  $15.00.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

As part of this term's 'Your Future in History' series, Andrew McLaughlin and Ryan Chen-Wing will be in HH 117 to talk about their career paths so far.

Andrew is the Senior Research Intern at the Centre for Community Mapping in Kitchener, and the Public Affairs Officer for H.M.C.S. STAR in Hamilton, ON. He earned his BA in 2007 from Laurier's History Department, and is currently completing a PhD here at UWaterloo.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Centre for Career Action

Are you wondering how your History degree relates to your career direction? Attend our Careers in History workshop!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
A map of the sources of raw materials for London's factories, superimposed on a map of London's factories in the 1860s-90s

2014-15 History Speaker Series continues with Mapping London's Global Hinterlands: Spatial Text Mining Eight Million Pages of Nineteenth Century Texts, presented by the University of Saskatchewan's Professor Jim Clifford.

This special edition of the History Speaker Series will include a tour of the Geospatial Centre's resources available to historians, led by the Geospatial Data Services Librarian, Eva Dodsworth, and the History Librarian, Jane Forgay.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
A lone cavalry officer rides through a ruined village

Join moderator Dan Gorman and History faculty Geoff Hayes, John Sbardellati, and Lynne Taylor for a discussion of the legacies of the First World War, a century after it began.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 — 12:30 PM EST

As part of this term's 'Your Future in History' series, alumni David Isern (BA ’10) and Amanda Kristensen (BA ’08) will be in HH 117 to talk about their career paths so far.

David is an LL.M. candidate in Toronto, having completed his LL.B. at Queen Mary University of London; Amanda is the Program Co-ordinator for PhDs and research-MAs at Laurier’s School of Business and Economics, having previously worked as a Research Officer for CIGI.

Come and ask your questions about what it’s like to build a career from a history degree!

Thursday, October 30, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT

Board Games Bonanza and Pizza Party: food, fun, and a friendly break from all those midterms and papers! Come join in at HH 123.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Centre for Career Action

Get a head start on your summer, co-op, or post-degree job searching!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 — 5:00 PM EDT

Hosted by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies.

Beginning with the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the last century saw the rise of Italian fascism and Soviet communism, the world economic crisis, and the rise of the Nazis to power in Germany, leading to the horrors of World War II. Towards the end of the 20th century, Europe experienced the fall of the Iron Curtain and a journey from the Cold War to peaceful revolutions.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Bednarski Book Launch Poster

Come out the the UW Bookstore for the official launch of Dr Steven Bednarski's Poisoned Past (University of Toronto Press, 2014), a microhistory which both traces the tale of a fourteenth-century French woman accused of murdering her husband by poison, and also explores a historian's methods. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
Crumpled paper and a pen

Feeling anxious about all of those papers coming up in the second half of term? Want to boost your marks and work on those ever-critical transferrable skills?

Jane and Jirina from the Writing Centre will be holding a workshop specifically for History students: whether you’re in 2A or 4B, their advice and strategies for research, writing, editing and proofreading will be helpful for school and far beyond!  Come for general advice or help with a specific project (or both!).

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

Come along for a classic fall bonfire, complete with s'mores and hotdogs, at the Laurel Creek Fire Pit (across Ring Road from EV3). Hosted by the History Society!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM EDT

Phil Monture returns to the University of Waterloo to tell the story of the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Haldimand Treaty of 1784.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Rt Hon Mackenzie King with dogs Pat and Derry, 1938.

Professor Christopher Dummitt of Trent University presents Mackenzie King’s Secret Life and the Decline of Deference in Canadian Politics.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

Professor Gorman will hold an information session for applying to Graduate Scholarships (including OGS and SSHRC), specifically geared to History students.

If you missed the general Graduate Studies Scholarship Information Session held in mid-September, you can find the information and a YouTube recording of the session here.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

Twenty-five years ago and after protests and peaceful demonstrations, the Berlin Wall opened, the East German government resigned, and German unification was on the horizon. The year 1989 was an eventful year for East Germans: protests during the local elections in spring; the flight of thousands via Hungary and Czechoslovakia in summer; anti-government protests in Leipzig and other cities and towns in fall, and the fall of the Wall in November.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

Undergraduate students are invited to Arts Graduate Studies Information Reception on Thursday, October 2nd, from 7:00-8:30pm.

Explore all that a graduate degree in Arts can offer you! You will have the chance to mix and mingle with professors, staff, and current graduate students to talk about the masters’ and doctoral programs available in Arts at Waterloo, across 18 disciplines.

Monday, September 22, 2014 — 8:00 AM to Friday, September 26, 2014 — 9:00 PM EDT
Dictatorship and Democracy Poster

This event is hosted by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies.

Monday, September 15, 2014 — 8:00 AM to Friday, September 19, 2014 — 9:00 PM EDT
Dictatorship and Democracy Poster

This event is hosted by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies.

Monday, August 18, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Dutch Peacekeeping post

As part of the History Speaker Series, Professor Ben Shoenmaker from Leiden University and the Netherlands Institute of Military History will present “Who needs fair weather friends?: The Dutch contribution to UN Peacekeeping”.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 — 4:00 PM EDT

Dr. Yasmin Saikia is the Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies and Professor of History at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University. Her recent book Women, War and the Making of Bangladesh: Remembering 1971 (2011) has won numerous awards and been the subject of an international speaking tour.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Interview with Rudy Wiebe (Governor General Award Winner). There will also be door prizes, books for sale and refreshments.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Trivia Night

How well do you know your History? Come out and test your knowledge!

Join us for an evening of socializing, snacking and skill-sharpening with fellow History students and professors! 

FREE food will be served. All students welcome! 

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