Calendar

Jun
10
Sat
2017
The 2017 Ontario Provincial Heritage Fair
Jun 10 all-day

100 students with their teachers (grades 4 to 8) from all over Ontario will come to York University for their annual celebration of History. For the first time, York University (LA&PS History Department and the Archives of Ontario) will host this event organized by the Ontario Heritage Fairs Association- l'Association des fêtes du patrimoine de l'Ontario. Students will display their posters on various Canadian History topics, and the general public will be invited to attend the fair on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Sep
1
Fri
2017
“The Past Remembered and Dismembered: The Politics of History, Memory, and Commemoration” Seminar: September 2016 - April 2017
Sep 1 2017 – Apr 30 2018 all-day

A 4000-level seminar in the Department of History devoted to the ways that Confederation took shape, was subsequently understood, remembered, critiqued, ignored, and celebrated over the past 150 years. Students will use texts created, in part, from the other initiatives of 150 Canada @ York.

September 2016 - April 2017, and September 2017 - April 2018. Registration deadlines: (see link to registrar's important dates).

Course Code: HIST4545 6.0

Marlene Shore (History)

http://www.yorku.ca/gradhist/facultypro/Shore.html

“The Past Remembered and Dismembered: The Politics of History, Memory, and Commemoration” Seminar: September 2017 - April 2018
Sep 1 2017 – Apr 30 2018 all-day

A 4000-level seminar in the Department of History devoted to the ways that Confederation took shape, was subsequently understood, remembered, critiqued, ignored, and celebrated over the past 150 years. Students will use texts created, in part, from the other initiatives of 150 Canada @ York.

September 2016 - April 2017, and September 2017 - April 2018. Registration deadlines: (see link to registrar's important dates).

Course Code: HIST4545 6.0

Marlene Shore (History)

http://www.yorku.ca/gradhist/facultypro/Shore.html

Oct
12
Thu
2017
Avie Bennett Conference Fall 2017
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day

150 Ideas that Shaped Canada - 150 idées qui ont façonné le Canada

October 12-14, 2017- Du 12 au 14 octobre 2017

Canadians have always been deep thinkers. Over the past 150 years, they wrote, spoke out, and created art to express ideas about what their country is and could be. Those ideas have both built consensus and provoked debates and confrontations. This conference, entitled "150 Ideas that Shaped Canada", will provide a scholarly and public forum to identify, reflect upon, and debate core concepts that made and continue to make Canada.

Many ideas that have shaped Canada accord with those implemented in other societies around the world. Others have been particular to a specific region or province in Canada, or to the country as a whole. We invite individual proposals or panel submissions on one or several ideas, whether produced or promoted by individuals, groups, organizations, state and non-state institutions.

The main geographical area is Canada, and the time period is the last 150 years. Proposals might deal with one of the following topics listed below but are not limited to these. We encourage papers that go beyond conventional understanding and conceptualizations of Canada.

Oct
19
Thu
2017
150 Ideas that Shaped Canada: The Avie Bennett Conference
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day

October 19-20-21th, 2017

An ambitious multidisciplinary conference that will bring together scholars and public intellectuals to discuss what makes Canada Canada. The conference will feature a keynote speaker, panel discussions, roundtables, debate, and a public aspect. It is hoped that a coffee-table book might arise from the project.

Marcel Martel (History)
Marlene Shore (History)

Oct
23
Mon
2017
2017 Henry Crow Lecture / Symposium Keynote Address & Dinner
Oct 23 all-day
Oct
24
Tue
2017
No Better Home for the Jews... than Canada?
Oct 24 all-day

Symposium for Canada’s Sesquicentennial
York University | Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies

A day-long symposium devoted to serious discussion of the audacious question:
"Has there ever been a better home for Jews... than Canada?"

Judith Baskin, University of Oregon
Lois Dubin, Smith College
Allan Nadler, Drew University
Derek Penslar, Harvard University
Jeffrey Veidlinger, University of Michigan
Jack Kugelmass, University of Florida
Mia Spiro, University of Glasgow