Events - 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Cartoon chef holding a pizza

Come out to our monthly pizza party!

Drop in to the Reading Room anytime between 12:00 and 1:30 on the last Wednesday of each month to mingle with professors, meet other History students, and enjoy some free food!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
Susan Roy

Join us for our first Professor Profile featuring Dr. Susan Roy.

The history and politics of Indigenous heritage sites in Canada

Dr. Roy will discuss moments in Canadian history when Indigenous "heritage" has come into conflict with resource/urban development. She will focus on an ancient burial site of the Musqueam First Nation located in what is now Vancouver. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014 — 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM EDT
Tri-University Conference poster

Please join us for this year's Tri-University History Conference. The conference provides an opportunity for students and faculty to share exciting new insights into the past. This year's theme is Histories and Communities, and in celebration of the conference's 20th anniversary, we have some special events lined up for the day, including live Reggae music!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Success, motivation and career signs

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

The purpose of this workshop is to provide some strategies for you to find clarity and confidence in answering that age-old question, "What are you going to do with your degree?" 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Soldier sitting

From terrorism to heroism: The extreme right in the French Resistance

As part of our 2013-2014 History Speaker Series, Professor Valerie Deacon of New York University will share her provocative work on the French resistance during the Second World War, focusing on and highlighting the role of right-wing resisters.

Monday, March 17, 2014 — 7:30 PM EDT
Douglas Peers

In this talk, data and statistical graphics guide an interview with a historian concerning some of the historical truths and myths that surround the development of our society, culture, health and economic development. Situating data within a historical context will generate interesting questions that are not easily answerable, and in some cases provide answers that suggest we may not yet have the right questions.

Friday, March 7, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

Royden Loewen, Chair of Mennonite Studies and Professor of History at the University of Winnipeg will present as part of the Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist Mennonite Studies.

Friday, March 7, 2014 — 6:00 PM EST
Father Hugh MacKinnon

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In honour of Father Hugh MacKinnon, the History Society presents the 30th Annual MacKinnon dinner.

This event takes place on March 7th, 2014 at St. George Banquet Hall in Waterloo. Cocktails start at 6:00pm and dinner served at 7:00pm.

This year’s guest speaker is notable historian and Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Dr. John English.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST

Steven Nolt is Professor of History at Goshen College in Indiana and has published extensively on the past and present lives of the Amish in America. His most recent co-authored book, The Amish, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2013. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST
The word "History"

Want to learn more about a being a History major?

Drop-in to chat with faculty and other History students. Find out more about career paths in History and why you should become part of our department!
Saturday, March 1, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

Join us on campus for a full-day program that is designed to answer the more detailed questions that you may have now that you’ve applied or been admitted to Waterloo.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Octopus releasing its grasp

The People's Network: The Telephone and the Fight for "Net Neutrality" 100 Years Ago

As part of our 2013-2014 History Speaker Series, Professor Robert MacDougall of Western University will discuss his new book.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
The word "History"

Want to learn more about a being a History major?

Join us for a drop-in pizza party to chat with faculty and other History students. Find out more about career paths in History and why you should become part of our department!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Cartoon chef holding a pizza

Come out to our monthly pizza party!

Drop in to the Reading Room anytime between 12:00 and 1:30 on the last Wednesday of each month to mingle with professors, meet other History students, and enjoy some free food!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST
Andrew Hunt

Join us for our first Professor Profile featuring Dr. Andrew Hunt.

History and Fiction: Two Ways of Getting at the Past

Monday, February 10, 2014 — 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Get research ready!

Join the Arts peer mentors for a special library information session!

Learn how to…

  • order books
  • make the best use of the librarians’ skills
  • find and use research databases
  • book study rooms
  • use the library website

Having fun isn’t hard when you have your Watcard!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 — 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM EST

 Learn how to craft A+ History research papers!

Join Dr. Taylor as she demonstrates how to use the many resources available to students, and shares helpful hints on how to write a great paper.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Cartoon chef holding a pizza

Come out to our monthly pizza party!

Drop in to the Reading Room anytime between 12:00 and 1:30 on the last Wednesday of each month to mingle with professors, meet other History students, and enjoy some free food!

Friday, January 24, 2014 — 7:30 PM EST
Paul Litt

The John J. Wintermeyer Lecture on Religion and Politics

In 1968, Pierre Trudeau ran for office promising a “Just Society.” Was it just an election slogan? For a society supposedly secularizing in the swinging sixties, descriptors like “Just Society” and “Peaceable Kingdom” had remarkably religious overtones. This lecture looks at how the promise of the sixties melded with Canadian identity formation and imprinted baby boomers with a particular understanding of national values that would long withstand the rise of neoliberalism.

Doors open at 6:45 pm. Free event. No registration required. Free parking.

Thursday, January 23, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Come check out our wide selection of books for sale and support the History society

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 — 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Come check out our wide selection of books for sale and support the History society

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 — 7:00 PM EST
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! 

Watch as students and your favourite History professors battle it out in our first trivia night! There can only be one winning team...who will it be? 

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