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March 27, 2017: "Panel Discussion: What Good is Feminism Today?" - Featuring Dr. Simalchik, Dr. Bain, Dr. Lord and UTM Feminists

The Historical Studies Society, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, and the Equity and Diversity Office presents "Panel Discussion: What Good is Feminism Today?". This talk will be feauturing Dr. Simalchik, Dr. Bain, Dr. Lord and UTM Feminists. 

Please come join us on Monday March 27th in EH 300 F from 1-3pm to learn more. Refreshments will be provided!

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March 22, 2017: "Non-Muslims in Muslim Dietary Laws: Halal Meat Debate in Twelfth-Century Cordoba"- Prandium Lunch Seminar by Mourad Laabdi

Please come join us in EH 200 F at 1:00pm on March 22nd to learn more. Snacks will be provided. 

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March 10, 2017: "Worlding South Asia Beyond Borders" - Conference 

"Worlding South Asia Beyond Borders", sponsored by CSAC is taking place on Friday March 10th at the David Campbell Conference Facility. 

Participants will engage with how South Asian worlds are simultaneously constructed through the human imagination and physically materialized with uneven processes of modernity. The aim is to emphasize South Asia as a conceptual site of research that extends beyond national borders and traditional ‘area studies’.

Please join us to learn more!

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March 10, 2017: "Doing Classics: A Workshop in Historical Methods" -  Graduate Workshop feauturing Prof. Michele Salzman and Prof. Greg Woolf

The Historical Studies Department presents "Doing Classics: A Workshop in Historical Methods". This Graduate Workshop will be featuring Professor Michele Salzman (University of California Riverside) and Professor Greg Woolf (Institute for Classical Studies, University of London). 

Please come join us on Friday March 10th in KN 2213 from 10-4:30pm to learn more!

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March 9, 2017: "International Women's Day" - Vivek Shraya Reading & Women's Centre Art Show

We welcome you to celebrate International Women's Day with us on Thursday March 9th.

This event will consist of a "Vivek Shraya Reading" in CC 1080 from 4:00-6:00pm followed by a "Women's Centre Art Show" from 6:00-9:00pm in the CCT Atrium. 

Please join us to learn more! 

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March 9, 2017: "Classics and the World Today" - Debate featuring Prof. Michele Salzman and Prof. Greg Woolf

The Historical Studies Department presents "Classics and the World Today", a debate that will be featuring Professor Michele Salzman (University of California Riverside) and Professor Greg Woolf (Institute for Classical Studies, University of London). 

Please come join us on Thursday March 9th in IB 245 at 5:30pm to learn more.

A reception will follow in the Kaneff Rotunda! 

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March 2, 2017: "Fashion is for Magda, Clothes are for Gertrud: Fashion & Film in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany" - Prandium Lunch Seminar by Ramneek Sodhi

Please come join us on Thursday March 2nd in EH 200 F at 1:00 p.m. to learn more. Snacks will be provided!

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March 1, 2017: "Going Public: Women in Contemporary Iran" - Massey College Iranian Series - Panel Discussion

Massey College Iranian Series brings you - "Going Public: Women in Contemporary Iran". This series will bring you a panel of speakers like Homa Hoodfar, Victoria Tahmasebi-Birgani, and Nima Naghibi. 

Please join us on Wednesday March 1st from 7:45-9:45pm at Upper Library, Massey College to learn more! 

This event is open to the public. 

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February 15, 2017: “Women in the Middle East: from Street Protests to Virtual Networking” - Feminist Lunch Hour by Dr. Victoria Tahmasebi

The Feminist Lunch Hour presents “Women in the Middle East: from Street Protests to Virtual Networking” featuring Dr. Victoria Tahmasebi.

Please come join us on Wednesday February 15th at 12pm in DV 3130, Council Chambers to learn more!

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February 13, 2017: "Difference, Solidarity and Belonging in Montreal's Second-Wave Feminist Movement - Seminar Series on the History of Canadian Confederation. 

As part of its Seminar Series on the History of Canadian Confederation, the Department of Historical Studies is proud to announce "Difference, Solidarity and Belonging in Montreal's Second-Wave Feminist Movement," a public lecture by Amanda Ricci, Fellow at the L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University.

The talk will take place in IB 390 on Monday, February 13th from 11am-1pm.

All are welcome!

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February 9, 2017: "After Trujillo" - Film Screening followed by Roundtable Discussion with Filmmakers. 

Screening of "After Trujillo" — A journey through the monuments and ruins where the Trujillo Dictatorship lives on. 

Come join us on Thursday February 9th from 11-1pm in IB 280. 
 
After the film screening, join us for a roundtable discussion with the filmmakers Lisa Blackmore and Jorge Dominguez Dubuc!

For more information, click here

 

February 8, 2017: "Jews, Jihad, and the End of the World: Eschatology as an Explanatory for Jewish-Muslim Relationships in Fifteenth-Century Morocco" - Prandium Lunch Seminar by Abdullah Farooqi

Please come join us on Wednesday February 8th in EH 200 F at 1:00 p.m. to learn more. Snacks will be provided!

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February 1, 2017: "(RE)PRESENTING RELIGION IN SUPERHERO STORIES" - Panel by Chris Zeichmann, Ken Derry and Nathan Gibbard.

How do we know when something is or is not “religious”? How do we know the Star of David signifies Judaism, the cross Christianity, and the crescent Islam? 

This panel will aim to address these questions through the seemingly-unrelated topic of superheroes in comic books. It will consist of a panel discussing some ways in which comic books can help us (both scholars and ministers-in-training) think about how we use the category “religion” and the social significance of such a designation. The panel will comprise of three presenters which are Chris Zeichmann, Ken Derry and Nathan Gibbard. 

Please join us on Wednesday February 1st at Emmanuel College in room 107 from 4:00-6:00pm. 

Refreshments will be provided! 

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January 26, 2017: "All that you Do Changes you: Art and Activism in Toronto" - Feminist Lunch Hour by Syrus Marcus Ware.

The Feminist Lunch Hour presents “All that you Do Changes you: Art and Activism in Toronto" featuring Syrus Marcus Ware.

Please come join us on Thursday January 26th in Spigel Hall at 9am to learn more!

Breakfast will be provided. 

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January 11th, 2017: "Debates on Nudity, Sexism, and Pornography in The Body Politic (1971-1987): Sexual Imagery Community-Building Project" - Prandium Lunch Seminar by Juan Mezo

Please come join us on Wednesday January 11th in DH 2085 at 1:00 p.m. to learn more. Snacks will be provided!

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2016 News:

November 24, 2016: "Sensations of Moving Across Space and Time: Black Queer Diasporic Desire 'On De Road'" - Feminst Lunch Hour by R. Cassandra Lord

On November 24th, 2016, the Feminist Lunch Hour presented a well-received talk, “Sensations of Moving Across Space and Time: Black Queer Diasporic Desire ‘On De Road’', featuring our very own Professor R. Cassandra Lord.

Click here to read more from the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research.

November 24, 2016: "Sensations of Moving Across Space and Time: Black Queer Diasporic Desire 'On De Road'" - Feminist Lunch Hour by R. Cassandra Lord

The Feminist Lunch Hour presents “Sensations of Moving Across Space and Time: Black Queer Diasporic Desire ‘On De Road’ featuring our very own Professor R. Cassandra Lord.

Please come join us on Thursday November 24th in Spigel Hall at 12:00 p.m. to learn more!

Light snacks will be provided. 

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November 16, 2016: "Ritual Reading: Newar Buddhist Textual Rituals and the Agency of Mahayana Buddhist Texts" - Prandium Lunch Seminar by Alexander O'Neill

This time, we have Alexander O’Neill discussing the attempt to understand how the ritual recitation practices of Buddhist texts by Newar Buddhists in the Kathmandu Valley are related to prescriptions within those texts themselves. 

Please come join us on Wednesday November 16th in DH 2085 at 1:00 p.m. to learn more. Snacks will be provided!

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November 8 & 9, 2016: "Empires and the Idea of Culture" Distinguished Lecture by Professor Jordan Sand

On November 8th, Professor Jordan Sand of Georgetown University is coming to present his Distinguished Lecture, “Empires and the Idea of Culture” at 4:00pm with a following reception. Lunch will be provided.

You can register for this public event at: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ai/events/

On November 9th, there is also a special seminar with him for graduate students and faculty at 12pm at the Transit House, 315 Bloor St. W. There are two pre-circulated papers (including one working paper), respectively on urbanism and methodology, for the seminar. 

For those of you interested, please register at with Brenton Buchanan at:

brenton.buchanan@mail.utoronto.ca

Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible. Lunch will be provided. 

 

October 26, 2016: "Bibles in the Badlands: Colonial Dinosaur Discoveries and the Making of Canadian Origin Myths" - Prandium Lunch Seminar by Anthony Scott

The Prandium Lunch Seminars are back again with some amazing topics this year! 

To start the season off, Anthony Scott will reinterpret the role of dinosaur fossils in our society as pinnacles of colonial plunder, scientific specimens used to justify geological genocide against the land and its inhabitants. 

Please come join us on Wednesday October 26th in DH 2085 at 1:00 p.m to learn more. 
Snacks will be provided!

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The Medium Newspaper captured Anthony Scott's Prandium Seminar on the colonial aspects of dinosaur discovery in Canada. 

To view the article Click here 

 

October 31, 2016 - Quebec and the Making of Canada - Seminar Series on the History of Canadian Confederation

As part of its Seminar Series on the History of Canadian Confederation, the Department of Historical Studies is proud to announce "Quebec and the Making of Canada." 

This roundtable discussion will feature three preeminent social and cultural historians of Quebec - Magda Fahrni (Université du Québec à Montréal), Nicolas Kenny (Simon Fraser University), and Jarrett Rudy (McGill University). 

This will take place in ib 335 on Monday, October 31st from 3:00-5:00pm. All are welcome!

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June 12, 2016 - Khoya Film Premiere - Exclusive CSAC Offer  for UofT

"After the death of his adopted mother, a Canadian man travels to rural India desperately searching for the birth family he's never known and seeking to unravel the mystery surrounding his adoption."

U of T's Centre for South Asian Civilizations (CSAC) has arranged an exclusive viewing for U of T's students, faculty and staff at the theatrical premiere of this heart wrenching feature film for the 6:45 PM showing on Sunday, June 12 at Carlton Cinema in downtown Toronto, 20 Carlton St, Toronto, ON M5B 2H5.  There will be prizes and a post screening discussion with the filmmakers, including director Sami Khan and star Rupak Ginn.  At the box office, those carrying a U of T ID will get tickets for $3.50 (regular price $10).  Come early to avoid disappointment.  Non U of T family and friends are all welcome to attend, but should purchase tickets by clicking here.

Click here to view the trailer and the film's poster 

For questions, please contact csac@utoronto.ca.

 

April 7, 2016 - UofT's Post-Doctoral Fellow to Convene at a 3-Day International Conference

Reza Tabandeh, a University of Toronto's post-doctoral fellow, will be one of the two main convenors for the three-day international conference, "Sufis and Mullahs: Sufis and Their Opponents in the Persianate World," at University of Exeter on April 14th until the 16th. Bringing together scholars and specialists on Sufism from around the world, this conference, focused geographically on the Persianate world of greater Iran, Anatolia, the Ottoman Empire, and Central Asia, aims to examine the theological, philosophical, and literary dimensions of the Sufi/anti-Sufi conflict as much as its socio-historical causes and origins.

 

March 3, 2016 - Professor Shafique Virani gave a TEDx Talk at UTSC!  To view the talk please click on the following link:

The Clash of Ignorance by Prof. Shafique Virani TEDx UTSC

Check out the Department of Historical Studies latest announcements and updates for the winter term of 2016!

 

March, 01, 2016 - The Historical Studies Prandium Journal is now calling for Publications

The submission deadline is April 15, 2016. Accepted papers will be published online in the Spring 2014 issue of Prandium. 

Click here for more information about submission details and guidelines

 

February 26, 2016 - Book Publication!

Congratulations to Professor Kevin Coleman on his latest book, A Camera in the Garden of Eden: The Self-Forging of the Banana Republic.  Prof. Coleman's book looks examines Boston-based United Fruit Company that controlled the production, distribtuion, and marketing of bananas.  Read more about Prof. Coleman's book in his inteeview with Slate Magazine. 

 

February 26, 2016 - Book Publication!

Congratulations to Professor Kyle Smith on his latest book, Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persia. Prof. Smith's book analyzes diverse Greek, Latin, and Syrian martydrom narratives. 

 

2014 News: 

January, 17, 2014 - HS student awarded a UTM Undergraduate Research Grant

Arjan Mann was recently (Fall 2013) awarded a UTM Undergraduate Research Grant for his research project with Dr. Lisa Trentin, titled “Disabled Soldiers and War Veterans in Hellenistic and Roman Antiquity”. This project aims to track and analyze the injuries and impairments sustained by soldiers that shifted service under the successor kings of Alexander the Great, focusing specifically on King Pyrrhus of Epirus and his early encounters with the Roman Republic (280-275BC).

Arjan Mann

Double Major: Classical Civilizations and Paleontology

 

January, 14, 2014 - New Book Publication!

Congratulations to Dr. Enrico Raffaelli on the publication of his new book: "The Sih-Rozag in Zoroastrianism: A Textual and Historico-Religious Analysis," which explores the spiritual and physical aspects of Zoroastrian worshiping divine entities was just published this month. 

 

January, 07, 2014 - New Faculty Profile: Professor Victoria Tahmasebi-Birgani

Women and Gender Studies Professor Victoria Tahmasebi-Birgani from the Department of Histiorical Studies is currently featured on UTM's Research Office website with a virtuous profile feature. The profile includes details about her past as a refugee livinging in the United Nations and how her upbringing has impacted her academic work and areas of interest. The profile also features her brand new book: Emmanuel Levinas and the Political of Non-Violence (University of Toronto Press, January 2014).

Click here to view Dr. Tahmasebi-Birgani featured profile