Events - 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017 (all day)
James Walker Symposium

The Department of History and conference organizers are pleased to present a one-day symposium to honour the scholarship of James Walker, and to reflect on the ways in which his teaching and his research have influenced the field of historical studies.

Friday, October 27, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT
Movie Night
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Waterloo Region Congress of Black Women invite the community to an evening with Professor Jim Walker, acclaimed author Lawrence Hill, and Wilfrid Laurier University Professor Carol Duncan to mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination with a discussion of Prof. Walker's book, Burnley "Rocky" Jones: Revolutionary, and human rights and race relations in Canada.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

A century after the Russian Revolution, PhD candidate Yelena Abdullayeva will explore the current nation-building processes in Russian society, under Vladimir Putin, where the role of the revolution is less glorified than the Soviet Victory over Nazi Germany.

This talk is part of the History as it Happens series: coffee is provided, and please feel free to bring along your lunch!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

The sheer amount of social, cultural, and political information that is generated and, crucially, preserved every day presents new exciting opportunities to historians.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

The number of people arriving in Europe has increased rapidly since the beginning of the civil war in Syria in 2011. In 2015, more than 1 million people fled to Europe: most were trying to escape the civil war in Syria; others came from conflict and poverty in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Eritrea, and Nigeria, among other countries (source).

Friday, January 27, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Donald J. Trump

Friday January 27, 2017 will be the end of the first week in office for President Trump—a reality that less than two years ago was an old Simpsons punchline, not current fact.

Thursday, January 12, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Portrait of Viola Desmond (Public domain image from Wikimedia Commons)

Join the History Department for the first in our new History as it Happens series: informal lunch hour talks providing insight and historical context to current events. 

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