The Irish Canadian Rangers in Canada and Ireland, 1914–17 with Terry Copp (LCSC)

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

All LCSC public lectures will be available both in-person and virtually on Zoom. For those interested in attending in-person, please visit 232 King Street North, Waterloo. Doors open at 6:30pm and the event begins at 7:00pm. If you are unable to attend in-person but would still like to watch the event virtually, click here to register […]

Missing Memorials? How Canada has Commemorated the Second World War (Guelph Civic Museum)

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

The war memorials that dot communities across the country are the sites of the most important public ceremonies of the civic calendar. They hearken back to our history, they help us remember our war dead, and they help us envision the future. But they have histories of their own. This talk by Thomas Littlewood presents […]

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Domestication of Human Trafficking in Canada: Examining the Evidence with Katrin Roots

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

All LCSC public lectures will be available both in-person and virtually on Zoom. For those interested in attending in-person, please visit 232 King Street North, Waterloo. Doors open at 6:30pm and the event begins at 7:00pm. If you are unable to attend in-person but would still like to watch the event virtually, click here to […]

Military Lecture: The Evolution of Canadian Export Policy, 1946-1991

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

Speaker: Paul Esau CLICK HERE to register for the event. 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 […]

Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: Medical Care and the Struggle for Survival in the Great War with Tim Cook

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

Speaker: Tim Cook Click HERE to register. 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. It brings to light shocking revelations of the ways the brutality of combat and the necessity of […]

Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory with Ted Barris

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

In the 20th century’s greatest war, one battlefield held the key to victory or defeat – the North Atlantic. It took 2,074 days and nights to determine its outcome, but the Battle of the Atlantic proved the turning point of the Second World War. For five and a half years, German surface warships and submarines […]

Military Lecture: Men and Morale – Canadian Army Training in the Second World War

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

CLICK HERE to register for the event.   Speaker: Megan Hamilton The Canadian Army of the Second World War spent more time preparing and training their citizen soldiers then they did in sustained action. This chiefly took place across Canada and in the United Kingdom. Adequate training functioned as a cradle for collective action, morale, […]

Time Travel to Brantford, 1900-1920: Telling Brantford’s Early Immigrant Stories with Christina Han

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

In this talk, Christina Han will present findings from her research “Comparative Spatial Histories of Brantford’s Early Immigrant Communities: A Deep Mapping and Digital Storytelling Project,” which investigates histories of Brantford’s Armenian, Italian, and Chinese communities from 1900-1920. She will also share how the project led to the creation of “Flashback Downtown Brantford,” a public […]

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 […]