Events - November 2014

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!

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