Events - March 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Billboard with slogan 'Arise!', Ethiopia

Why Africa is not rising: History reproducing?

Guest Lecture by Professor Ian Taylor, University of St Andrews

Africa is said to be rising, with current high growth rates being pointed to as indicators that the continent has turned a corner; that it is in fact, “the next Asia”. Such commentaries, however popular they may be, neglect the deep historical roots of the continent’s underdevelopment and overlook the structural challenges to any notional Africa rising narrative.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Partial portrait of soldier with caption reading they're not telling you everything.

Can you imagine a game in which the act of doing history – of collecting and interpreting evidence and constructing narratives – is both the goal and the reward? Can there be a game which actually gets students to explore museums, libraries, and heritage sites on their own time? And would students actually want to play it? A few historians at Western University set out to try to make one. Timothy J. Compeau, PhD candidate at Western, discusses his experiences in the last History Speaker Series talk of 2014-15.

Monday, March 16, 2015 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Author event poster

Join us at the bookstore for a launch of two new books and an exhibition by UWaterloo History professors Ian Milligan (Rebel Youth), Catherine Briggs (Modern Canada) and Susan Roy (The City Before the City).

Friday, March 13, 2015 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
1930s Chin Lee Restaurant menu cover (New York)

Transpacific Currents: Chinese Restaurants and the Movement of Labour and Capital during Chinese Exclusion, 1915-1943

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Centre for Career Action

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

Friday, March 6, 2015 — 6:00 PM EST
Father Hugh MacKinnon

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In honour of Father Hugh MacKinnon, the History Society presents the 31st Annual MacKinnon dinner.

This event takes place on Friday 6 March 2015 at Golf's Steak House in Kitchener. Cocktails start at 6:00pm and dinner served at 7:00pm. Dress is formal!

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST
Zotero to the rescue

In this short workshop, Professor Milligan will lead attendees through the basics of researching in the digital age: from finding primary sources online, to building up a Zotero database and letting computers do all the hard work of citing and building bibliographies. At the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to set up a top-notch research browser, completely equipped with free and open-source software.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Pizza

Come along and enjoy a pizza lunch with us!

Are you interested in majoring in History? Or would you like to find out more about declaring a History minor?

The History Department will be hosting a Declare your History Major Information Session to help you get started!

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