Military Lecture: Canadians in the Turkish War of Independence, 1919-1922

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

  CLICK HERE to register for the event.   Speaker: Evren Altinkas Robert Frew, one of the Canadians active in Turkey during the Turkish War of Independence At the end of the First World War, as a result of the Mudros Armistice, the Ottoman State was occupied by Allies. British, French, Italian and Greek forces […]

Critical Histories of Blackness in Canada: R v. R.D.S. with Barrington Walker

Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada 232 King Street North, Waterloo, Canada

Barrington Walker This talk will explore R v. RDS twenty years after this landmark legal case in Canada. A number of legal scholars and historians of Black Canadian history and Black Canadian legal history have taken the opportunity presented by this anniversary to reflect upon its multi-faceted legacy. Barrington Walker reconsiders RDS in light of […]

We Both Survived: The Soldier-Horse Relationship in the First World War with Emily Oakes

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

“Vimy” and its Mother. The foal was born on the height from which it takes its name. July, 1917. Horses and mules were essential to the ability of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces to operate in the First World War. Equines hauled supplies, ammunition, artillery, as well as acted as cavalry. Working alongside each other across […]

33rd Canadian Military History Colloquium

Wilfrid Laurier University

The 33rd Canadian Military History Colloquium will be held in-person at Wilfrid Laurier University on 26-27 May 2023. For more information click here.

‘They’re Very Well Etched Into My Memory’: Reflections on Sport, Community, and the Chatham Coloured All-Stars with Miriam Wright

Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada 232 King Street North, Waterloo, Canada

THE CHATHAM COLOURED ALL-STARS, a Black baseball team from Chatham, Ontario was among a number of Black teams that joined white-dominated amateur leagues in the 1930s. The All-Stars developed a high profile in southwestern Ontario baseball over their eight years together which eventually gave them a space to demand more equitable treatment (with varying results). […]

Battle for Hill 70 with Matthew Barrett

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

  On 15 August 1917, the Canadian Corps for the first time under the command of General Arthur Currie captured the German strongpoint at Hill 70 near Lens, France. Through Their Eyes: A Graphic History of Hill 70 and Canada’s First World War, illustrated by Matthew Barrett and co-written with Robert Engen, depicts this remarkable but costly […]

Spirits, Psychics, & Divination: How the Great War Haunted the British Empire (@Guelph Civic Museum)

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

In the aftermath of the Great War, people from across the British Isles and Dominion nations read prophecies about the coming new millennium, experimented with seances, and claimed to see the ghosts of their loved ones in dreams and in photographs. On the battlefields, soldiers had premonitions and attributed their survival to angelic, psychic, or […]

Why Canada Needs a Basic Income Guarantee – A Panel Discussion

Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada 232 King Street North, Waterloo, Canada

Amid soaring costs of essentials, could a basic income guarantee be the game-changer? Both the market economy and welfare system are falling short, with minimum-wage workers, and people receiving social assistance trapped thousands of dollars below the poverty line. Imagine a transformative solution: a basic income guarantee for every adult, employed or not. Critics may […]

Spirits, Psychics, and Prophecies: How the Great War Haunted the British Empire with Kyle Falcon (@LCSC)

Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada 232 King Street North, Waterloo, Canada

In the aftermath of the Great War, people from across the British Isles and Dominion nations read prophecies about the coming new millennium, experimented with seances, and claimed to see the ghosts of their loved ones in dreams and in photographs. On the battlefields, soldiers had premonitions and attributed their survival to angelic, psychic, or […]

John Norton – Teyoninhokarawen and the Indigenous Great Lakes, 1780s -1820s

Guelph Civic Museum 52 Norfolk St, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

John Norton was born to a Cherokee man and a Scottish woman in 1770, and adopted by the Mohawks in the 1790s. He rose to important military and diplomatic leadership positions among the Haudenosaunee (or Iroquois) of the Grand River north of Lake Erie, wrote the most extensive Native-authored text of his generation, and strove […]