March 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018 (HSS):

Evening - Royal Ontario Museum - #FNLROM: EQUINOX - Cost: $10 for tickets that give you complete access to the ROM.. This event is 19+ and IDs will be checked by security. Please contact HSS here.

Monday, March 19, 2018 (HSS):

10:00am-5:00pm - Spigel Hall (Davis Building) - First Annual Prandium Undergraduate Research Conference

(Paper proposals for the conference are due February 26, 2018 and should be sent to

Thursday, March 15, 2018 (HSS):

5:30pm - IB 245 - Classics and the World Today 2: Authority and Non-Conformity in the Ancient World - Professor Neville Morley from the University of Exeter - (Reception to follow in the Kaneff Rotunda)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 (HSS):

2:00-4:00pm - Deerfield Hall (2060) - Defiant Braceros - Dr. Mireya Loza

Friday, March 2, 2018:

2:00-3:00pm - Erindale Hall (ER 213) - Historical Studies Society General Meeting

Thursday, March 1, 2018 (HSS):

1:00-2:00pm - CC 2134 - HSS Presents: Seeing Capitalism's Ghosts: Labour, Migration, and Human Rights in 20th Century United States - Erica Toffoli


February 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018:

Paper Proposals for the First Annual Prandium Undergraduate Research Conference Due Send to

Thursday, February 1, 2018:

5:30-7:30pm - Spigel Hall (Davis Building) - Humanities and Social Sciences Career Night 


January 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018 (CSAC):

8pm-2am - Blind Duck Pub - RAJAN! - Early Bird Tickets $15 or $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased via PDF or HSC

Friday, January 26, 2018 (HSS):

2-3pm - Instructional Building (IB150) - HSS General Meeting - For more information please contact HSS

Thursday, January 25, 2018 (HSS):

5pm - Instructional Building (IB250) - HSS Presentation of Victor Frankenstein - For more information please contact HSS

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (Feminist Lunchtime Talks Series):

12-2pm - Blackwood Gallery (KN 140) - Indigenizing Institutions - Jill Carter, Tarah Hogue, Denise Booth McLeod, and Kris Noakes - Moderated by Nicole Laliberte



2017 Past Events

December 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017:

EXAM JAM! Schedule of review sessions, wellness activites, and more! 

November 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (Historical Studies Society):

5:30pm - IB 245 - Exclusive screening of Warehoused: The Forgotten Refugees of Dadaab - Free event and refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (Feminist Lunchtime Talks Series):

12-2pm - Blackwood Gallery (KN 140) - Tea Time: Mapping Informal Networks of Women Living with HIV - Jessica Lynn Whitbread and Mercy Lillian Gichuki

Tuesday, November 28, 2017:

5 - 8:45pm - Erindale Hall - EH 200F - Professor Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi , Orientalism and Occidentalism Undergraduate Symposium 

Thursday, November 16, 2017:

9-10am - IB150 - Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought:Theory and Praxis with Dr. Gabrielle Hosein and Dr. Lisa Outar

10:15-11:15am - Erindale Hall - EH 208 - Breakfast Reception

Sunday, November 12, 2017:

6-9pm - MiST Theatre - Kudiyattam: Ancient Drama in the Present - Co-sponsored by the Professor Tuppil Venkatacharya Trust at the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Centre for South Asian Civilizations. Tickets are free but please register here.

Saturday, November 11, 2017:

12:45pm - CCIT 1080 - Professor Julie MacArthur, Borders Matter: Mapping and Unmapping African History - part of TEDxUTM 2017. Tickets can be purchased here.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017:

3-5pm - CC2130 - Professor Julie MacArthur, Screening History (HIS211) - Special Guest, acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Clement Virgo (TV series, The Book of Negroes) - The conversation will focus on representations of slavery.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017:

3-4:30pm - Faculty Club (DV 3141) - Professor Emeritus Robert Johnson - October Surprise: The Global Impact of the 1917 October Revolution 

Friday, November 3, 2017 (Historical Studies Society):

Evening - Royal Ontario Museum - #FNLROM: VALHALLA - Cost: $13 for tickets that give you complete access to the ROM and include transportation to and from. This event is 19+ and IDs will be checked by security. Please contact HSS here.


October 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017:

11:45am, Council Chambers (DV 3130) - Conference on South Asian Religions: UTM Featured Keynote: Kristin Scheible - "Aspirations and Agitations for the future Buddha in Theravada sources"

Friday, October 6, 2017:

1-3pm, Jackman Humanities Building - UTSG (rm. 100) - Conference on South Asian Religions: Special Panel - Community and Conquest: Historical Writing in Troubled Times, a roundtable discussion with Shahid Amin, Natalie Zemon Davis, and Rosalind O'Hanlon. Moderated by UTM Historical Studies' Malavika Katsuri.

4pm, Erindale Hall, rm. 200B - UTM Historical Studies' Enrico Raffaelli - "Friendly Enemies". As part of a seminar series organised by the Toronto Initiative for Iranian Studies, this talk focuses on the relations between the Roman Empire and the ancient Iranian Empires.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017:

7-8:30pm, Mississauga Central Library, CL3, 2nd Floor - Professor Chris Petrakos - "The Joke's on Them: Laughter and Social Boundaries in Klondike Miner's Tales, 1886-1896" -Part of the UTM EEO Lecture Me! Series

Monday, October 23, 2017 (Historical Studies Society):

11am-3pm, Student Centre - HSS will be participating in the UTMSU Haunted Carnival! Drop by their spooky table setup and say "BOO!"

Thursday, October 25, 2017:

6-9pm, Instructional Building, rm. 245 - Dr. Hossein Elahi Ghomshei - "On the Nature of Poetry" 

Thursday, October 26, 2017:

6-9pm, William Doo Auditorium, UTSG (45 Willcocks Street - at Spadina) - "Invisible No More" by Andrea J. Ritchie - Book Launch and Panel Discussion with the author, Andrea J. Ritchie, Robyn Maynard (author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to Present), and Beverly Bain (WGS-UTM)

Thursday, October 27, 2017 (Historical Studies Society):

1-5:30pm, AGO - Featured: the Guillermo Del Toro Exhibit - HSS with the UTM Department of Visual Studies Student Society is providing free transportation and offering tickets to the AGO at a great price - only $13 (now available from either society). The bus leaves from IB at 12:45pm and leaves the AGO for the return trip at 5:30pm. Please contact HSS here.

Thursday, October 27, 2017 (Historical Studies Society:

2-3pm, Instructional Building, rm. 120 - Professors Cowan, Petrakos, and Derry - 95 Theses 500th Anniversary Panel (Refreshments will be provided.)

Thursday, October 27, 2017:

7-9pm, CCT Building, rm. 1080 - Dr. Leonard Lewisohn - "Sufism & the Religion of Love" 

Thursday, October 27, 2017 (Historical Studies Society):

7-9pm, Student Centre, Presentation Room - HSS with the UTM Cinema Studies Association and other student groups is hosting a Halloween Horror Double Feature (Bring your pillow to hide behind during the scary parts!)

Thursday, October 28, 2017:

5-7pm, Instructional Building, rm. 335 - Dr. Jane Lewisohn, Department of Music, Schoole of Oriental & African Studies, University of London - "Preserving and Archiving Persian Performing Arts and Literature"