Thursday, December 1, 2022 — 7:00 PM EST
Book Cover: Tim Cook Lifesavers and Body Snatchers with image of three soldiers in black and white

Lecturer: Tim Cook, Author

In this talk, Canada’s top war historian, Tim Cook, will discuss his latest book Lifesavers and Body Snatchers, on how the carnage of modern battle gave birth to revolutionary life-saving innovations.

Thursday, November 17, 2022 — 7:00 PM EST
Canadian-made LAVs transported along the 401 highway in Ontario (c. 2019). Photo by Dr. Kevin Spooner

Lecturer: Paul Esau, PhD candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University,

For more than three decades, successive Canadian governments have tied themselves in knots to justify the sale of Canadian-produced weapons to Saudi Arabia. Yet the Saudi sales are only the latest chapter in a history of arms sales to conflict regions which extends back to the Second World War, and includes customers from all over the world.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Aerial view of river with boat surrounded by trees with words :Rural History Roundtable Speaker Series Fall 2022

Presenter: Dr. Mary Murphy, Distinguished Professor of History, Montana State University.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 — 12:00 PM EDT
Katherine Bruce Lockhart and book image with book title and image of prisoners

The University of Waterloo's History Department is excited to celebrate the launch of Dr. Katherine Bruce-Lockhart's book, Carceral Afterlives: Prisons, Dentention, and Punishment in Postcolonial Uganda in partnership with the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Aerial view of river with boat surrounded by trees with words :Rural History Roundtable Speaker Series Fall 2022

Photo by ecologist Dylan White

Presenters: S. Mehltretter, B. Luby, A. Bradford, and L. Legzdins with Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation

The @manominproject is a multicultural, multidisciplinary research team committed to crop restoration and cultural revitalization in Anishinaabe-AKI (the land of Anishinabeg). Manomin, the crop for which @manominproject cares, is commonly known in English as "wild rice."

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Aerial view of river with boat surrounded by trees with words :Rural History Roundtable Speaker Series Fall 2022

Presenter: Dr. Andrew Watson, Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 — 12:00 PM EDT
Event Title: Disciplines in Dialogue: Climate with green background

Join the DRAGEN lab online for a conversation about climate. Experts from the fields of history, environment, and public policy will share their unique perspectives and knowledge on our climate – past, present, and future. Dr. Sam White (Ohio State University), Dr. Maria Strack (University of Waterloo), and Mike Morrice, MP (Green Party, Canada).

Sunday, August 28, 2022 — 2:00 PM EDT
Two Scottish soldiers between banner which reads, "Waterloo June 18th, 1815."

This community event will feature presentations by faculty, graduate students and Archival and Special Collections staff, and is part of a wider partnership between the University of Guelph and Simon Fraser University.

Special guest speaker Professor Viccy Coltman will present an exploratory and informal talk titled, 'Wartime: Scottish officers in military service, 1793-1815'.

Friday, May 6, 2022 (all day) to Saturday, May 7, 2022 (all day)
Painting of soldiers firing a tank with the title 32nd Canadian Military History Colloquium 6-7 May added

Registration is now open for this in-person conference

Conference details are available on the website.

Thursday, March 24, 2022 — 2:30 PM EDT
Partial image of rural red barn painting

The History Department at the University of Guelph presents Rural History Roundtable Speaker Series Winter 2022.

Saturday, March 12, 2022 (all day)
Chinese civilian obtains light from U.S. Army sergeant during liberation of Tengchong, China. 1944. US National Archives.

28th Annual Tri-U History Conference

Thursday, March 10, 2022 — 2:30 PM EST
Partial image of rural red barn painting

The History Department at the University of Guelph presents Rural History Roundtable Speaker Series Winter 2022.

Thursday, February 17, 2022 — 2:30 PM EST
Partial image of rural red barn painting

The History Department at the University of Guelph presents Rural History Roundtable Speaker Series Winter 2022.

Friday, February 11, 2022 — 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST
Barrington Walker

The University of Waterloo's Department of History Speaker Series, in collaboration with Ujima Black History Month, is pleased to present Dr. Barrington Walker, associate vice-president, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and professor in the Department of History at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Thursday, February 10, 2022 — 12:30 PM EST
Matthew-Wiseman-photo in circle inside green square

Dr. Matthew Wiseman, Banting Fellow at St. Jerome's University

Women played an active and influential role in the progression of scientific research in twentieth-century Canada, but silences in the historical record often incorrectly overshadow or ignore women's involvement in and contributions to science.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Kate Armstrong headshot in front of book shelves

People Make History Lecture Series

Featuring Kate Armstrong

Thursday, February 3, 2022 — 2:30 PM EST
Partial image of rural red barn painting

The History Department at the University of Guelph presents Rural History Roundtable Speaker Series Winter 2022.

Thursday, January 20, 2022 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Partial image of Halifax Harbour

Catastrophe – Stories and Lessons from the Halifax Explosion will be presented by Roger Sarty, Editor of the recovered book manuscript of ‘Catastrophe’ by the late Professor T. Joseph Scanlon.

Friday, January 14, 2022 — 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST
dr. nana osei quarshie yale university

The Department of History Speaker Series is pleased to present Dr. Nana Osei Quarshie, Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Medicine at Yale University. His research focuses on the anthropology and history of psychiatry, immigration, and urban belonging in West Africa.

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