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Thursday, March 13th, 4:00 p.m., Thomson House 404
Susan Wabuda (Associate Professor of History, Fordham University). Jointly sponsored by CREOR.
“Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and the ‘Perfect Woman’”
Montreal British History Seminar Series

Thursday, February 6th, 4:00 p.m., Thomson House 404
Emily Kopley (Postdoctoral Fellow in English, McGill)
“The Rivalry Between Poetry and the Novel in Interwar Britain”
Montreal British History Seminar Series

Thursday, January 16th, 4:00 p.m., Thomson House 404
Jessica Clark (Postdoctoral Fellow in History, McGill)
“Hair and Punishment in the Post-Emancipation Caribbean, 1860-1890”
Montreal British History Seminar Series

Wednesday, January 8th, 4:45 p.m., 116 Peterson Hall
Emily Savage (MA Student, IOWC)
"Independence 2.0?: Considering alternative oil pipeline routes in South Sudan"

Wednesday, November 27th, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Lea 834
Michalis Psalidopoulos ( C. Caramanlis professor of Hellenic and European Studies, Fletcher School of Diplomacy, Tufts University), Discussant: Lorenz Lüthi (McGill)
“American Economists in Greece at the beginning of the Cold War: the Marshall Plan and early theories about development”

Monday, November 25th, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Lea 808
Dr. Piroska Nagy (Professeure: Département d'histoire, Université du Québec à Montréal)
History Speaker Series:
"Medieval Emotions and Historical Change: Some Unexpected Uses of Spiritual Texts"

Wednesday, November 20th, 4:45 p.m., 116 Peterson Hall
Facil Tesfaye (PhD Candidate, IOWC)
"Disease and Colonialism in Late 19th-Century Africa"

Wednesday, November 20th, 6:00 p.m., Leacock 219
HSA and British History Professor Brian Lewis
Downtown Abbey with Professor Lewis

Friday, November 15th, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Ferrier 230
French Atlantic History Group
Fredrik Thomasson (Senior Research Fellow, Uppsala University)
“Colonizers without Empire: Swedish Saint Barthélemy around 1800”

Friday, November 15th, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m., Lea 808
Classical Studies Series
Sarah Spence (Cambridge, MA):  “Augustine’s Virgil”
Alison Keith (University of Toronto):  “Women’s Names in Elegy and Inscriptions”

Friday, November 15th, 310 Peterson Hall,
Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC)
“Second Annual Graduate Conference on Indian Ocean World Studies”

Thursday, November 14th, 6:00 p.m., Thomson House 405
Grad School Panel Discussion with History and Classics Graduate Student's Association
HSA Workshop

Thursday, November 14th, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Thomson House 404
Justin Bengry (Postdoctoral Fellow in History, McGill)
Montreal British History Seminar
“The Pink Pound: Redefining Queer Economies in Twentieth-Century Britain.”

Wendesday, November 13th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Leacock 808
Lecture: "Artistic osmoses in Cavafy's poetry: painting"
Katerina Kostiou (associate professor, University of Patras), discussant: Kerstin Jentsch - Macor (McGill)
This lecture sets out to examine the connection between poetry and painting in Cavafy's poetry, through a close reading of the poem "Aboard the ship".

Wednesday, November 13th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Arts 150
Prof. James Krapfl and Matthew Signer (editor – Historical Discourses)
"How to Get an 'A' on Your History Paper." 
The discussion is aimed primarily for undergraduates, but graduate students (especially TAs) would also profit from it.

Monday, November 11th, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., New Chancellor Day Hall, Room 203
McGill Law Tax Policy Colloquium: Fall 2013 McGill Faculty of Law
Shirley Tillotston Professor of History, Dalhousie University
"The moral worlds of fair taxation: a perspective from 20th century Canadian history".

Wednesday, November 6th, 6:00 p.m., Palmer Amphitheatre, McIntyre Medical Bldg. Room 522
McGill Social Studies of Medicine
“The Power of Advocacy”
Stephen Lewis (Speaker)
Osler Lecture (organized by Prof. Andrea Tone)

Wednesday, November 6th, 4:30- 6:30 p.m., 116 Pearson Hall
Tonia Warnecke
Indian Ocean World Center (IOWC)

Monday, November 4th, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Lea 808
Dr. Ishita Pande (Associate Professor: Department of History, Queen's University)
History Speaker Series:
"Time for Sex: The Education of Desire and the Conduct of Childhood in Global/Hindu Sexual Science."

Friday, November 1st, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.; Location: TBA
Kostas Karpozilos (Stavros Niarchos Post-Doctoral fellows, Columbia University)
Projection of the documentary: "Greek-American Radicals: the untold story" followed by a discussion with the author /historical consultant Kostas Karpozilos

Thursday, October 31st, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Thomson House room 404
Classical Studies Workshop on Katabasis in the Ancient World (focus on Katabasis in Literature)
Part of year-long series with UdeM, Concordia and Laval.
Please email lynn [dot] kozak [at] mcgill [dot] ca or charles [dot] gladhill [at] mcgill [dot] ca for further details.

Wednesday, October 30th, 3:00 p.m.; Birks Building, McGill University
Dr. Elizabeth Zanoni
(Department of History, Old Dominion University, Virginia)
“From Diplomacy to Domesticity: The gendering of Consumption and Italian National Identity among Migrants in the U.S. and Argentina, 1880 to 1940”

Wednesday, October 30th, 4:45 p.m., 116 Peterson Hall
Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University
Lorna Mungur (MA Student)
“India Women within Indentured Labour in Mauritius in the Nineteenth Century”

Tuesday, October 29th, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Arts 150
Prof. Nicola Terrenato (University of Michigan)
“An archaeology of early Roman imperialism: elite negotiation and private agendas”

Monday, October 28th, 12:00 p.m., Arts 3463 Peel Street. 2nd Floor
McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC)
Canadian Studies and Values Education:
“A Teaching Experience in Cuban Universities”
A talk by Professor de Jésus Manuel Velasquez Leon (Faculty of Humanities Department of Foreign Languages: University of Pedagogical Sciences, Jose de la Luz y Caballero)
RSVP: misc [dot] iecm [at] mcgill [dot] ca or (514)398-8346

Monday, October 28th, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Lea 638
Graduate Student Workshop
“Getting Your Work Out: Assembling Panels for Conferences”

Monday, October 28th, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Location:  TBA
Othon Alexandrakis (Assistant professor, Anthropology Dept., York University)
"Encountering Crises: Confluence, Affect and Political Intensities in Athens"

Thursday, October 24st, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Thomson House 404
Montreal British History Seminar: Early Modern Religion double-bill:
Conference 1: Justin Irwin (PhD candidate in History, McGill)
“The Trial of Mr. Benjamin Keach: Nonconformity, Performance and Memory in the Restoration.”
Conference 2: Kenneth Sheppard (Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science, Concordia)
“Plutarch, Religion and Atheism in Early Modern England."

Monday, October 21st, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Lea 808
Dr. Elena Razlogova (Associate Professor: Department of History, Concordia University)
History Speaker Series:
"Digital Humanities for What? Algorithmic Knowledge and the Politics of History"

Monday, October 21st, 5:00 p.m., McGill Faculty Club Ballroom 3450 McTavish Street.
Stephen R. Platt (Department of History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC):
2013 Cundill Lecture: “Imperial Eclipse: The Long Road to the First Anglo-Chinese War”

Friday, October 18th, 5:30- 8:30 p.m., Arts Council Room
Salvete Omnes
The Classics Students Association annual “Wine and Cheese”

Thursday, October 10th, 5:30 p.m., Thompson House room 405
Presenter: PhD candidate Rebecca Robinson:
Session of Topics on Tap.
“Listen, but Don’t Learn”: High Culture Fever, Wham!, and the Politics of Rock & Roll in 1980s China"

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 4:30 p.m., 116 Peterson Hall
Indian Ocean World Center (IOWC)
Prof. Subho Basu (McGill University)
“Ocean Without Boundaries: Dialects of trans-colonial labor from Mauritius to Trinidad in the late 19th century”

Continuing:  September 30th 2013 – February 2014, Osler Library
Exhibit: “The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the making of The Yellow Wallpaper.”
Curators:  Prof. Andrea Tone and Christopher Lyons

Friday, September 20, 2013, 2–3:30 PM
History and Classical Studies Visiting Scholar Series
Dr. Roland Cerny-Werner, Paris Lodron University, Salzburg, Austria: "The Vatican and the Cold War"
Leacock, room 617

Friday, September 20, 2013, 5:00–7:00 PM
Topics on Tap
Peter Hynd, PhD Candidate, Indian Ocean World Centre, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University: "The Obscure Life and Imperial Times of John Ouchterlony, Royal Madras Engineers"
Thomson House, room 406

September 16, 2013, 3:30–5:00 PM
History and Classical Studies Graduate Student Initiative
Co-sponsored by the Montreal History Group and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
Dr. Jennifer Guglielmo, Associate Professor of History, Smith College: “Living the Revolution: Recovering the Lost Histories of Italian Immigrant Women's Anarchist Feminism in the United States”
Leacock 808
- As part of the Graduate Student Initiative, Professor Guglielmo will also be holding a small seminar with graduate students, focusing on her recent research, on September 17th, from 10.00 am to noon. Space is limited and enrolment is required.
- For more information, or to enrol in the seminar, please contact the organizers: amanda [dot] ricci [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca; carolynn [dot] mcnally [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] caTransnational Imaginations/Futures of African Studies

Monday, April 29th
All events on Monday will be held in Arts 160, McGill University.
12-1 PM: Lunch and Welcome Remarks
1-2:45 PM: Roundtable on Transnationalism and African Studies
Chair: Elizabeth Elbourne (McGill)  
Jon Soske (McGill): “The Post-colonial/Indian Ocean Mash-up: African Studies after Chimurenga Magazine”
Andrew Ivaska (Concordia): "The Promise and Pitfalls of a Transregional African History: A View from Dar es Salaam’s ‘Global Sixties.’"
Monica Popescu (McGill): “African Intellectuals and the Cold War: Transnational Perspectives beyond Postcolonialism”
3-4:45 PM: Medicine, Language, and Law  
Chair: Anna Winterbottom (McGill)
Facil Tesfaye (McGill): "Medicalizing the Colony: Robert Koch's Expeditions in German East Africa"
Erin Bell (McGill): "'Three Little Girls in Prison': Defining Juvenile Offenders During the Mau Mau Uprising"
Lorna Mungur (McGill): “A Language at the Margins: the Status of Creole in Mauritius After Independence”

6 PM: Beatty Talk 
"The Pragmatics and Perils of Critique: Barack Obama Sr.'s 1965 Reading of Kenya's Past and Future"
David William Cohen
Professor Emeritus, History and Anthropology  
University of Michigan

Tuesday, April 30th
All events on Tuesday will be held in the McConnell Library Building LB 1014, Concordia University.
10 AM-11:45 AM: Workshop with David William Cohen
Please note: Registration is required.
12-1 PM: Lunch
1-2:45 PM: Trans-aesthetics
Chair: Katherine Zien (McGill)
Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi (University of Western Ontario): "Patriography, Kinship and Transnational Witnessing"
Antje Ziethen (McGill): "Transnational Geographies in African literature: A Narratological Exploration"
Pascal Gaudette (McGill): “The Presence of Africa, or the Ontological Status of African Drumming and Dancing”
3-5:00 PM: Transnational Civil Societies
Chair: Leander Schneider (Concordia)   
Monica Patterson (Concordia): “Transnational (Re)figurings: Children’s Drawings from Apartheid South Africa”
Rachel Sandwell (McGill): “‘Pregnancy as Sabotage’: The ANC in Exile and the Limits of Cadreship”
Elleni Centime Zeleke (York): "To Truncate, Surpass or Realize Civil Society: Listening to the Silences in African History”
5:30 PM: Keynote Lecture
"Islam in the South African Imagination from Slavery to Post-apartheid"
Gabeba Baderoon
Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and African Studies
Penn State University
For additional information, please contact monica [dot] popescu [at] mcgill [dot] ca, andrew [dot] ivaska [at] concordia [dot] ca, or jon [dot] soske [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Organized by the Montreal African Studies group with support from Mini Beatty Memorial Lecture Fund, McGill Dean of Arts Development Fund, Department of History and Classical Studies (McGill), Department of English (McGill), Department of History (Concordia), Department of English (Concordia)Thursday, April 18, 2013, 4:00 PM
Lorna Mungur, MA Student, Indian Ocean World Centre: "The Abolition of the Slave Trade in Mozambique in the Nineteenth Century and its Aftermath"
116 Peterson Hall

Friday, April 12, 2013, 5:30 PM
Topics on Tap
Martin Ciglenecki, MA student in History: "My paper explores the emergence of professional dietetics in Canada and the origins of the Canadian Dietetic Association. As the first professional group concerned with food and nutrition, Canadian dietitians are an important part of Canada's nutrition history. This paper seeks to situate their work on nutrition within the broader context of the women's involvement in the public health movement which took place at the turn of the century."
Thompson House Room 406

Thursday, April 11, 2013, 4:00 PM
Professor Andrew Ivaska, Concordia University: "Network City: Transnational Left Activism in Nyerere-Era Dar es Salaam"
116 Peterson Hal

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 3:00-5:00 PM
Prof. Karl-J. Hoelkeskamp: "Political Culture—Career of a Concept: The Case of the Roman Republic"
Arts 145

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 4:oo PM
Peter Hynd, PhD Student, Indian Ocean World Centre: "A Spirited Engagement: Alcohol and Military Life in the British Raj"
116 Peterson Hall

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:00 PM
Caroline Truchon (U. de Montréal), “’A Man Always Has Two Reasons for Doing Anything : A Good Reason and The Real Reason’ : Discours sur la pratique de la collection à Montréal, 1850-1900”
Les Jeudis d’Histoire, Montreal History Group
Ferrier Room 230 (Beaverbrook)

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 6:00-9:00 PM
Interdisciplinary Conference McGill-Concordia John Molson School - European Union Center of Excellence McGill-Université de Montréal, “How the Euro-Greek crisis is changing Europe and… Greece?” (Tassos Anastassiadis)
McGill Faculty Club Ballroom

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 4:00 PM
Caroline Seagle, PhD Candidate, McGill University/VU University Amsterdam: "Mining-Conservation Partnerships in Madagascar: Development Opportunity or 'Green Grabbing'?"
116 Peterson Hall

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6:30 PM
Dr. Matthew Kirschenbaum, Associate Professor, Department of English, U. of Maryland, and Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, “Track Changes: The Literary History of Word Processing”
The 2013 McGill Digital Humanities Lecture
Lea 232

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 4:00 PM
Caroline Seagle, PhD Candidate, McGill University/VU University Amsterdam Mining, “Conservation Partnerships in Madagascar: DeveloPMent opportunity or “green grabbing”?
116 Peterson Hall

Thursday, March 21–Friday, March 22, 2013
5th Annual Inter-University Montreal Classical Colloquium, a student conference organised between the student associations of McGill, Concordia, and the Université de Montréal, will take place at the Université de Montréal.

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 5:00 PM
Dan Rueck (York), “Man of Science, Tool of Colonialism: Otto J. Klotz Lays it Down, 1875-1890”
Les Jeudis d’Histoire, Montreal History Group
UdeM, Pavillon Lionel Groulx, 3150 rue Jean-Brillant

Friday, March 22, 2013, 2:00-5:00 PM
An exploratory workshop, "Imperial Subjects: Practices of Community Building and Mediterranean Networking 1770s-1920s" (Tassos Anastassiadis)
Lea 617

Friday, March 22, 2013, 5:30 PM
Topics on Tap
Priya Grant, honours undergraduate student, McGill: "Politicized Spaces and Public Intimacy: The Cookery Books of Henrietta Maria and Elizabeth Cromwell"
Thompson House, Rm 406

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 1:00–2:00 PM
GIANCARLO CASALE, Associate Professor, History, University of Minnesota:“Ottoman Maps and the World that Might Have Been: A Curious Case from the Sixteenth Century”
Leacock 808

Thursday, March 14, 5:30 pm
Lisa Nakamura (University of Michigan), “I Will Do Everything That I am Asked: Spambaiting, Dogshaming, and the Racial Violence of Social Media”
(History and Philosophy of Science co-sponsored with AHCS)
Arts West 215

Thursday, March 14, 4:00 PM
Rashed Chowdhury (Postdoctoral Fellow in History – IOWC): "'A Question That Brooks No Delay': Russia, China and the Maritime Tea Trade, 1870s-1800s"
IOWC, 116 Peterson Hall

Friday, March 15, 2013, 5:30–7:00 PM
Topics on Tap
Andrew Dial, PhD candidate, Department of History and Classical Studies: "M. L. E. Moreau de Saint-Méry: Eminence Grise of the French Atlantic"
Thompson House, Room 406

Thursday, March 7, 4:00 PM
Hideaki Suzuki (Postdoctoral Fellow in History – IOWC), Topic:  TBA
IOWC, 116 Peterson Hall

Thursday, March 7, 5 PM
Greg Robinson (UQAM), "Une opposition loyale ; Eleanor Roosevelt à la défense des droits de la personne durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale"
Les Jeudis d’Histoire series
Ferrier, Room 230 (Beaverbrook)

Monday, March 11, 3:30 PM
Piroska Nagy, Université du Québec à Montréal, "Towards an Empire of Emotions in Early Medieval Francia"
McGill History Speakers Series 
Leacock 808

Monday, March 11, 9:30 AM - Noon
Media, War and the State in the Long Eighteenth Century
Brian Cowan,  Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Early Modern British History, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University, author of The Social Life of Coffee: The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse, 2005, editor of The State Trial of Doctor Henry Sacheverell, 2012; Douglas Fordham, Associate Professor, Department of Art, University of Virginia, author of British Art and the Seven Years' War: Allegiance and Autonomy, 2010;
and Holger Hoock, J. Carroll Amundson Professor of British History, University of Pittsburgh, author of Empires of the Imagination:Politics, War, and the Arts in the British World, 1750-1850, 2010
Bronfman 151, 1001 Sherbrooke West

Friday, March 1, 10:00-11:30 AM
David Meren, “First Nations, Third World: The Need for a 'New' Canadian 'Diplomatic' History”
Modern Canadian History Search
Leacock 808
Faculty:  Lunch with the candidate, 12:30 – 1:45 PM, Faculty Club
Students:  Meet the candidate, 4:15 – 5:00 PM, Leacock 614

Monday, February 25, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Sean Mills, “Language, Race, and Nation: Haitian Migration and Modern Quebec”
Modern Canadian History Search
Leacock 927
Faculty:  Lunch with the candidate, 12:30 – 1:45 PM, Faculty Club
Students:  Meet the candidate, 4:15 – 5:00 PM, Leacock 614

Monday, February 25, 3:30 PM
Kristina Milnor (Barnard College, Columbia University), "Publicizing Roman Women: the Pompeian Evidence Revisited"
Co-sponsors:  McGill Classical Studies and McGill History Speakers Series
Lea 808

Wednesday, February 27, 12:30 PM
Elsbeth Heaman, Associate Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies, "Laura Secord and the Body of Evidence"
Esquisses, a lunch-time series of works-in-progress by faculty at McGill (Registration mandatory:  www.mcgill.ca/igsf/events)
IGSF Seminar Room, 3487 Peel Street, 2nd Floor

Thursday, February 28, 4 PM
Leslie Tomory (Postdoctoral Fellow in History, McGill), “A New Wave of the Industrial Revolution: The Birth of the Gas Industry, 1780-1820.”
McGill: Thomson House 404

Thursday, February 28, 4:00 PM
Christopher Wade, “The Exception of Wildlife Increase Amidst Wildlife Decline: The Case of Kenya’s Laikipia Rangelands”
IOWC, 116 Peterson Hall

Friday, February 22, 2013, 5:30–7:00 PM
Topics on Tap
Kathleen Reynolds, MA student, History of Medicine: "Women and Informal Medicine: early modern changes in household care"
Thompson House, Room 406

Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 10:00–11:30 AM
Laura Madokoro, University of British Columbia: "White Settler Societies, Chinese Migrants and the Modern Refugee Subject"
Leacock 808

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 4:00 PM
Professor Johanna Ransmeier, McGill University: "Family Justice at the End of the Qing Dynasty"
116 Peterson Hall

Friday, February 8, 2013, 5:30–7:00 PM
Topics on Tap
Peter Hynd, PhD candidate, will be presenting a segment of a lecture intended for a 200 level audience on the subject of nineteenth century European imperialism, alongside commentary on the process by which the lecture and its accompanying visual material was assembled.
Thompson House, Rm 406

Monday, February 4, 3:30 PM
Department of History and Classical Studies Speakers Series
Julien Mauduit, Université du Québec à Montréal: "Les Patriotes à New York : républicanisme et démocratie à travers les frontières"
Leacock 808

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 4:00 PM
Margaret Wee-Siang Ng: "Healing Hands: A Study of Obstetrical Technique from the 12th to the 15th Century China"
Leacock 638

Friday, January 25, 2013, 5:30–7:00 PM
Topics on Tap
Alexander McAuley, PhD candidate: "Paradigm Shift: 9/11 and Classics"
Thompson House (Rm 406)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 3:00–4:30 PM
Dr Deborah Neill, York University: "Medical moralists: French doctors and the Anti-Alcohol Campaigns in Africa, 1890-1930"
IHSP seminar room

Thursday, 17 January, 4:00 PM
Sarah Waurechen (Postdoctoral Fellow in History, McGill):  “Narrating Seventeenth-Century Barbados: Telling the Story of Empire Back Home.”
Concordia: Hall 769
Montreal British History Seminar

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 9:00 AM–3:30
First annual PhD3 event (presentation of research proposals to the department). Program
Thomson House, Ballroom

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 4:00 PM
Carl Hughes, Undergraduate Student, Indian Ocean World Centre, "Geovisualization of Historical Data: The Indian Ocean World Mapping Tool"
116 Peterson Hall

Friday, December 7, 2012, 5:30 PM
Rebecca Robinson, PhD candidate, McGill University: "Assassins and Nationalism (in Time and Space): Representations of Jing Ke in Ancient and Modern Media"
Thomson House, 406

Thursday, November 29, 2012, 4:00 PM
Sergio Luzzatto, Modern History Professor, University of Turin and Winner of the Cundill Prize in 2011 for his book Padre Pio: Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age: “Primo Levi the Partisan”
Birks Heritage Chapel, 2nd floor (3520 University Street)

Tuesday, November, 27, 2012, 4:00 PM
Gregory Crane, Editor in Chief of the Perseus Project, Tufts / Humboldt University
Digital Humanities: http://digihum.mcgill.ca/event/greg-crane-the-humanities-in-a-digital-age/: “The Humanities in a Digital Age”
Lea 232

Friday, November 23, 2012, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM
Tassos Anastassiadis, Assistant Professor and Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek Studies, McGill University: "International Interventionism, Institutional Reform and Order Maintenance: A View from the Trenches, Greece 1821–2012"
Leacock 429

Friday, November 23, 2012, 5:30–7:30 PM
Topics on Tap
Colin Gilmour, PhD Candidate, McGill University: "The Most Beautiful of Our Decorations: The Political and Cultural Manipulation of the Iron Cross by Hitler and the National Socialist Regime"
Thomson House 406

Thursday, November 22, 2012 4:00 PM
Erin Bell, PhD Student, Indian Ocean World Centre: "Kenyan Children and Childhoods during the Mau Mau Uprising: Working Towards a Research Agenda"
116 Peterson Hall

Thursday, November 22, 2012, 4:00 PM
Montreal British History Seminar
Danielle Bobker, Assistant Professor, English Department, Concordia University: “Jonathan Swift's Privy for Two and the Re-enchantment of Patronage”
Thomson House 404

Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 5:30 PM
Allan Greer, Prof. of History and CRC in Colonial North America:“Kateri Tekakwitha: the Mohawk who converted the Jesuits"
CREOR Lecture Series on “Conversion and Modernity”
Birks Building, 3520 University

Friday, November 9, 2012, 5:30–7:00 PM
Topics on Tap
Geoffrey Wallace, PhD candidate: "Why Unicorns are Better than Dragons: The Revolution in the Anthropology, History, and Geography of the Yucatán Peninsula, 1960-1985"
Thompson House, 406

Friday, November 9, 2012, 4:00-6:00 PM
Groupe d'histoire de l'Atlantique français/French Atlantic History Group
Dr. Paul Cheney, Professor, University of Chicago:  "Cul de Sac: Plantation Life in Eighteenth-Century Saint-Domingue"
Leacock 808

Monday, November 12th, 2012, 4:00–6:00 PM
Dr. Charmaine Nelson, Associate Professor, Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University: "From 'Portrait of a Negro Slave' to 'Portrait of a Haitian Woman': Slavery, Portraiture and the Limits of Canadian Museum Practice"
Commentator: Rachel Sandwell, PhD Candidate, Department of History and Classical Studies
Ferrier, Room 456

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 4:00 PM
Works in Progress
Dr. Justin Bengry, postdoctoral fellow: “The Popular Press? Consumption, Self-Fashioning and Queer Resistance in Pre-Decriminalization Britain”
Leacock 14

Thursday, November 1, 2012, 4:00 PM
Professor Gwyn Campbell, McGill University: "Missionary Enterprise and English Imperialism in the Indian Ocean, 1818-1869"
116 Peterson Hall

Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 3:30 PM
Department of Social Studies of Medicine
Dr. George Weisz: "Reinventing Chronic Disease in the 20th Century"
3647 Peel Street - Don Bates Seminar Room 101.

Thursday, October 25, 2012, 4:00 PM
Michael Ferguson, PhD Candidate, McGill University: "A Micro-History of the African Slave Trade in the Late Ottoman Empire: The Case of the Mahrousa (1887-1889)"
116 Peterson Hall

Friday, October 26, 2012, 5:00 PM
Topics on Tap
Colin Grittner, PhD student, and François Gauthier, PhD student: "Qui ex errore imperitae multitudinis pendet, or the scum of the earth: the culture of citizenship through time and space."
Thomson House, Room 406

Monday, October 29th, 2012, 4:00–6:00 PM
Department of History and Classical Studies Seminar Series
Dr. Doris Bergen, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies, University of Toronto: "Holocaust Studies or Genocide Studies? Trends in the Field"
Ferrier, Room 456

Friday, October 12, 2012, 5:00 PM
Topics on Tap
Max Hamon, second-year doctoral student: "Gentlemen of the jury, my reputation, my liberty, my life, are at your discretion: A Study of the Defence of Louis Riel."
Thompson House, room 406

Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13: Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium (WISEMS) 2012
As part of McGill Homecoming 2012, this first Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium (WISEMS) marks the centenary of the university’s first geneticist, Carrie Derick, being appointed as Canada's first female professor. All events at the Redpath Auditorium.
"History of Women in Science and Medicine: Reflections on a century"
Margaret Rossiter (Marie Underhill Noll Professor of the History of Science at Cornell University) : 2:00 - 3:00 PM:
Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium (WISEMS)
1:30 - 7:00 PM; reception to follow
1:30 - 3:30 PM: Building on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine from the 1890s to 2012.
Speakers include Peter Campbell (Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of History, Queen's University), Ruby Heap (Professor, Department of History, University of Ottawa), Andrée Lévesque (Emeritus Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill), and Arianne Marelli (Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University and Assistant in Medicine and Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School).
3:30 PM: Julie Payette (B. Eng. McGill '86, Québec Scientific Representative to the US / Canadian Astronaut)
4:30 - 6:30 PM: The State of Women in Science and Medicine Today.
Speakers include Catherine Potvin (Professor, Department of Biology, McGill University), Tracy Webb (Professor, Department of Physics, McGill University) and Marianna Newkirk (Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University) with moderator Ingrid Birker (McGill Science Outreach).
Concluding remarks: Imagining the Future of Women in Science by Suzanne Fortier (President, NSERC).
Funding and support for WISEMS from Beatty Memorial Lectures Committee Fund, Situating Science (SSHRC), Science Outreach (Dean of Science), McGill Institute for Studies in Canada (MISC), McGill History and Classical Studies, and Faculty of Medicine.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 4:00 PM
Professor Jack Little, Simon Fraser University: "The public and private life of Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière: Writing an anti-biography"
Location: The Arts Council room

Thursday, October 4, 2012, 5:30 PM

Janet Vertesi (Princeton): "Seeing Like a Rover: Images and Interactions on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission"
Arts West 215

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 5:00–7:00 PM
Prof. Maria Wills-Obregón, Universidad de los Andes and the Colombian Historical Memory Commission: "Memories of War and Resistance 1985-2010: Women’s Voices from the Colombian Caribbean Coast"
Location: Stewart Biology Building, 1205, av. Docteur-Penfield, Room S 3/3

Friday, September 21, 2012, 4:00-6:00 PM
French Atlantic History Group
Peter Pope, Memorial University of Newfoundland, "Fishermen at Work: the Gendered Landscape of France's Transatlantic Fishery in Northern Newfoundland, 1504-1904"
Location:  Université de Montréal, Salle B3202, 3200 Jean Brillant

Monday, September 24, 2012, 4:00–6:00 PM
Dr. Catherine Lu, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University: "Responsibility and Historic Injustice: Two Approaches"
Respondent: Erin Bell, PhD Candidate, Department of History, McGill University
Location: Ferrier 456

Tuesday, 25 September, 4 pm.
Stéphane Roy (Assistant Professor of Art History, Carleton), “British Prints and National Identity in Late Eighteenth-Century France.” McGill: Thomson House 404

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 1:00–4:00 PM
Postdoctoral Interface
We will have coffee and tea and are encouraging people to come by for the entire afternoon, or just drop in as schedules permit.

The first panel will begin at 1:00 and is entitled “New Research in Business and Economic History,” although the scope of the panel has now broadened considerable. Speakers will present 20 minute papers in the following order, after which there will be time for questions:
Dr. Helen Dewar, “'Y establir nostre auctorite': Sovereignty Construction in the Seventeenth-Century French Atlantic.”
Dr. Leslie Tomory, “London's water supply in the eighteenth century and the origins of network modernity."
Dr. Brian Gettler, “Aboriginal Participation in Notary-Based Credit Networks during the Nineteenth Century: Reflections on the Case of Wendake”

The second panel, beginning at 2:30, will provide candid insights into the postdoc application process and what it’s actually like once you win an award. Participants include: Dr. Sarah Waurechen, Dr. Jessica Clark, Dr. Justin Bengry, and Dr. Charles Sharpe.

Location: 406 Thomson House

Monday, September 10, 2012, 3:00–4:15 PM
Dr Hans Pols (University of Sydney, Australia): "Tending to the Nation: Medicine, Physicians and Nationalism in the Dutch East Indies"
Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University, 1130 Pine Avenue West (just west of Peel)
For further information, please contact David Wright: david [dot] j [dot] wright [at] mcgill [dot] ca


Thursday, May 10, 2012, 4:00 PM
Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) Seminar Series
Mathew Pritchard, PhD Candidate, McGill University: "Resource Access, Political Control and the Militarization of Ethnic Identities: Tracing the local and historical roots civil war in Sudan"
310 Peterson Hall


Thursday, May 3, 2012, 4:00 PM
Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) Seminar Series
Facil Tesfaye, PhD Candidate, McGill University: "Robert Koch and the scramble for Africa"
310 Peterson Hall

Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 12:00 PM
The Papachristidis chair in Modern Greek Studies and the University Seminars Program of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, USA, are pleased to present a lecture by Professor Pantelis Lekkas, professor of Political Sociology, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, the University of Athens: "Modern Ideology as Secular Religion"
Comments. by Prof. James Krapfl (History and Classical Studies)
Leacock 927

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 4:00 PM
Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) Seminar Series
Peter Hynd, PhD Candidate, McGill University: "Towards a History of Alcohol and Opium in British India"
310 Peterson Hall

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 6:00–8:00 PM
Ritu Birla, University of Toronto: "Colonial Government/Corporate Governance: Reading Law as Economy in India"
(Co-sponsored with Department of History, Concordia University)
Arts 150

Monday, March 26, 2012, 3:30–5:00 PM
Jessica Van Horssen, Postdoc, Quebec Studies: "A Historic Relationship: Quebec’s Asbestos Industry and McGill University"
Leacock 210

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 2:00–4:00 PM
James Hershberg, George Washington University: "The Lost Chance for Peace in Vietnam"
Comment by Lorenz Lüthi, History and Classical Studies
Arts 145

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 4:00 PM
Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) Seminar Series
Erin Bell, doctoral candidate, McGill University: “'They Objected to Being Handed Over and Sold Like Cows': Negotiating, Influencing and Resisting the Terms of Ethnographic Exhibitions."
310 Peterson Hall

Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 4:00–6:00 PM
Adrian Vickers, University of Sydney: "Islam in Indonesian History"
Arts 160

Tuesday, March 20,2012, 4:00 PM
Dr Nanako Sawayanagi, Hosei University, Tokyo: "What did the Greeks (and others) see in Japan and the Japanese at the beginning of the 20th century?: Discourse on modernization and the Team of the Japanese 1906-1908"
Commentator: Thomas Lamarre, McGill East Asian Studies
LEA 834

Monday, March 19, 2012, 2:30–4:00 PM
Dr Subho Basu, Associate Professor, Syracuse University: "Sahib, Coolie and  Babu: Imperial Globalization and Ideas of Hierarchy of Civilizations among Bengali Literati (1858-1939)."
Leacock 429

Monday, March 12, 2012, 3:30–5:30 PM
Dr. Sarah Waurechen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History and Classical Studies: “Problematic Partnership: Balancing Scottish Sameness and Difference in the Cromwellian Public Sphere”
Comment by Gregory Bouchard, PhD candidate, Department of History and Classical Studies
Leacock 808

Monday, March 12, 2012, 4:00-5:30 PM
Dominique Poulot (University Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne & Institut Universitaire de France): "Museums and Antiquities: 19th c. Debates on War and Elginism in London and Paris"
Followed by a Wine and Cheese Reception
Redpath Museum Auditorium

Friday, March 9, 2012, 5:00 PM

 Daniel Simeone, doctoral candidate, McGill: "Moral Failing: Debt Collection and Discharge in 19th Century Montreal"
Thomson House

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 4:00 PM

Fiona Ritchie, Assistant Professor of Drama and Theatre, Department of English, McGill University: “The sentimental audience: women, Shakespeare and tears in the eighteenth-century theatre”
Thomson House 404

Thursday March 1, 2012, 11.45 AM–1:00 PM
Elsbeth Heaman, McGill History and Classical Studies Department: "Taxes Are Good: Challenging Clientelism in Canada and Greece."
Commentator: Tassos Anastassiadis, McGill History and Classical Studies Department
LEA 927

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 4:00 PM
Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) Seminar Series
Omri Bassewitch Frenkel, PhD Candidate, McGill University: "Conquistadores or Merchants? Spanish Settlers of Manila and their Aspirations towards China, 1565-1586."
310 Peterson Hall

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 4:00 PM
Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC) Seminar Series
Alberto Tiburcio, PhD Candidate, McGill University: "Conversion, Testimony, and Memory in Late Safavid Iran."
310 Peterson Hall

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 4:00–5:30 PM
Prof. Jarrod Tanny, Block Distinguished Fellow in Jewish History, University of North Carolina, Wilmington: "City of Rogues and Schnorrers: Russia's Jews and the Myth of Old Odessa."
Ferrier 456

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 4:00 PM
Steven Serels, PhD Candidate in History, McGill University: “A Genocide by the Sea: Kitchener's Campaign against Hadandawa Pastoralists in Eastern Sudan, 1886-1892”
Concordia University: Hall 760

Monday, February 13, 3:30–5:30 PM
David Austin, John Abbott College: “Fear of a Black Planet”: Race, Sex, and Security in the Re-Making of Canadian National Consciousness."
Comment by Amanda Ricci, PhD candidate, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University.
Leacock 210

Friday, February 3, 2012, 2:00–3:30 PM
Tomoyuki Sasaki, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Philosophy, Eastern Michigan University:
“An Army for the People: The Self-Defense Forces: Recruitment and Labor Management in Cold-War Japan.”
Lea 927

Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 2:00–3:30 PM
Gavin Walker, PhD candidate, Asian Studies, Cornell: “Marxism and the National Question in Modern Japanese History.”
Lea 927

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 4:00 PM
Jennifer Craig, PhD Candidate, University of Oxford: "Maritime History and Archaeology: What can these subjects reveal? A Philippine Case Study."
310 Peterson Hall

Friday, January 27, 2012, 5:00 PM
Carolynn McNally, PhD candidate, Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University: "L’union fait la force": Intermarriage and the Construction of Acadian Identity at the Time of the Acadian Renaissance.
Thompson House

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 2:00–3:30 PM   
Ji Hee Jung, Visiting Scholar, Department of History, Dartmouth College, NH; Ph.D. in History, University of California San Diego: "Redeemable Children and Child Savers: Radio Drama Bell Hill and the Vision of Rehabilitation in U.S.-Occupied Japan."
Lea 808

Topics on Tap
Friday, January 13, 2012, 5:00 PM
Tess Lanzarotta, MA candidate in the History of Medicine: "Before Betty Ford: Explaining the Panic Over Female Alcoholism, 1965-1980."
Thomson House, room 406

Monday,  January 16, 2012, 3.30-5.00 PM
Yorgos Antoniou, (Visiting Research Fellow, Remarque Institute, NYU & Adjunct professor International Hellenic University, Salonica, Greece): "The Greek Forties in Context: Dealing with the Past in Greece and the European Civil Wars."
Leacock Bldg LEA 808

Friday,  December 9, 2011, 12:00-1:30 PM
Maria Popova (McGill Political Science Department)
"Europe's (South)East End: What does the narrative of corruption tell us about the situation in the Balkans in general and Greece in particular?"
Maria Popova works on judicial politics and different types of corruption in Eastern Europe. Our discussion will focus on the different types of corruption, the relationship between corruption and allocation of power and resources, the culturalist and moralist discourses on corruption and their usefulness or… uselessness.
Leacock Bldg LEA 808

Friday, December 9, 2011, 4:00 PM
Marie-Jeanne Rossignol (Université Paris Diderot)
"Les origines nord-américaines de l'anti-esclavagisme français: l'itinéraire de Jacques-Pierre Brissot"
Université de Montréal
Sponsored by the French Atlantic History Group
C-2059, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx
3150 Jean-Brillant Street

Thursday, 1 December, 4pm
Alan Richardson (UBC)
"Logical Positivism as Marginal Science: How STS Illuminates History of Philosophy of Science"
Social Studies of Medicine Building, Either room 101 or 102 (Don Bates room or Lounge)
3647 rue Peel (above Dr Penfield)

Thursday, 1 December, 4pm
Steven Serels (McGill)
"'The Inhabitants Might Almost Be Described as Non-Existent': Britain and the Collapse of Northern Nilotic Sudan, 1882-1896"
310 Peterson Hall

Monday, 28 November, 3:30pm
Brandon Mills (McGill)
“'The United States of Africa': Liberian Independence and the Contested Meaning of a Black Republic"
Rutherford Physics Building 118

Thursday, 24 November, 12-1:30 pm
Brown Bag Lunch Discussion Series
Hans Beck (McGill) and Tassos Anastassiadis (McGill)
"Greek Government Then and Now: An Unfinished Journey?"
Leacock Building, Room 808

Thursday, 24 November, 4 pm
Sponsored by the IOWC
Sarah Ghabrial (McGill)
“Finding the Slave-Wives of the Mzab, Algeria (1890-1910)”
310 Peterson Hall

Thursday, 24 November, 4 pm
Sponsored by the Montreal British History Seminar
James Wallace (McGill)
“Chapbooks, Cowgate and the Gallows at Grassmarket: The Popular Printers of Eighteenth-Century Scotland”
Concordia, Hall 760

Tuesday, 22 November, 4:30pm
Kathleen Polling (UC Berkeley)
"Death by Jail in Late Imperial China: Accidental Death and Qing Dynasty Punishment"
Leacock Building, Room 617

Friday, November 18, 3 pm
Roundtable: Faith Wallis (McGill), Anastassios (Tassos) Anastassiadis (McGill), Fred Burrill (Concordia) and Catherine LeGrand (McGill)
"The University and the Police: Canadian and International Perspectives"
M1 Strathcona Anatomy & Dentistry Building, 3640 University (Please note that the room changed from Arts 110 on Nov. 16th.)

Friday, November 18, 12 pm
Neni Panourgia (Columbia University)
Meet the Author: Dangerous Citizens: The Greek Left and the Terror of the State
927 Leacock Building

Thursday, 17 November, 4 pm
Sponsored by the IOWC
Michael Ferguson (McGill)
Emancipated Africans and Criminality in Late Ottoman
310 Peterson Hall

Wednesday, 16 November, 3:30pm and 5pm
double bill, Co-Sponsored with SSoM
Heather Paxson
"The Microbiopolitics of Food Safety Regulation: Classifying Microbial Ecologies"
Stefan Helmreich (MIT)
"Submarine Media: Conducting Undersea Ethnography (with Notes on Underwater Music)"
Social Studies of Medicine Building, Either room 101 or 102 (Don Bates room or Lounge)
3647 rue Peel (above Dr Penfield)

Wednesday, 9 November, 2pm
Co-Sponsored by the Canada Research Chair in German and European Studies and Université de Montréal
Elisabeth Engels (Free University of Berlin)
"Evangelical Encounters in the Black Atlantic: African American Missionary Work in Colonial Africa in the late 1930s"
Leacock Building, room 808

Monday, 31 October, 4 pm
Katrina Gulliver (University of Oxford)
"Theorizing the Colonial City"
116 Peterson Hall

Thursday, 20 October, 4 pm
Norman Ingram
(Professor of History, Concordia)
“Nazism and British ‘Pacifism,’ 1933-1937.”
McGill: Thomson House 404

Tuesday, 11 October, 4pm
Co-Sponsored with AHCS and SSoM
Cornelius Borck (University of Lübeck)
"Chaos, Cyborgs & Chimeras: The Dadaists' Transhuman Body Montages"
Social Studies of Medicine Building, Either room 101 or 102 (Don Bates room or Lounge)
3647 rue Peel (above Dr Penfield)

Thursday, 6 October, 4pm
Hyunhee Park (CUNY John Jay College)
"Mapping the Chinese and Islamic Worlds: Cross-Cultural Exchange in Pre-Modern Asia"
Social Studies of Medicine Building, Either room 101 or 102 (Don Bates room or Lounge)
3647 rue Peel (above Dr Penfield)

Thursday, 29 September, 4 pm
Annmarie Adams (William C. Macdonald Professor and Director, School of Architecture, McGill)
"The Expert and the Export: Architect Henry Saxon Snell and the Pavilion-plan Hospital" 
Concordia: Hall 760