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Upcoming Robarts Centre Events

 History of Indigenous Peoples Network Events cancelled for duration of CUPE 3903 strike

CANCELLED March 10: Claire Campbell (History, Bucknell University), "Wilderness, Lost and Found: Fort William, Ontario"

CANCELLED March 11: Anthony Stewart (English, Bucknell University), "Glad We're Not Americans: Ideology and Myth in Canadian Perceptions of Race"

April 17-18:  Robarts Goes Pop!
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference on Canadian Popular Culture
Program will be available soon

April 20: Writing Talk with Author Douglas Hunter

Writing Talk with Author Douglas Hunter

As part of the York University Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) series,distinguished author Douglas Hunter will deliver an address on the writing process, both academic and trade, for York University Graduate Students. Doug is the author of a wide range of books of different genres in the fields of early Canadian history, business and sports, and his works have been celebrated by a number of prizes. He has been a winner of and finalist for the National Business Book Award and a finalist for the Nereus Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. His journalism has appeared in major newspapers as well as the Literary Review of Canada, Canada's History, Canadian Geographic, ON Nature, and online at History News Network. Doug is currently completing his PhD in History at York. He will talk about the writing process, approaches, the differences between trade and academic publishing, and how academic writing skills can be adapted to the trade publishing environment.

Monday April 20, 2015
519 Kaneff Tower

This event is co-hosted by the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Professional Skills program.

To register visit:

CANCELLED: Black Canada Research Cluster hosts Anthony Stewart

Anthony Stewart March 11
Black Canada Research Cluster Event

Anthony Stewart (Department of English, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania)

"Glad We're Not Americans: Ideology and Myth in Canadian Perceptions of Race"

Wednesday March 11, 2015
2:30- 4:30 PM, 135 Vanier College


CANCELLED: Claire Campbell at York



Claire Campbell (Department of History, Bucknell University) will speak on "Wilderness, Lost and Found: Fort William, Ontario" on Tuesday March 10 (12:30 - 2:00 PM; Vari Hall 2183).

Everyone welcome

Winter Schedule- History of Indigenous Peoples Network

HIP winter 2015 sched poster-2
Co-organizers Boyd Cothran and Carolyn Podruchny would like to invite you to the Winter schedule of the inaugural season of the History of Indigenous Peoples Network.

The HIP Network, part of the Robarts Centre, brings together junior and senior scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, and independent researchers and is devoted to cultivating a community of scholars working on Indigenous history at York University and throughout southern Ontario.


February 27, 2015: Dr.Victoria Freeman (York University) on First Story (9:30-11:30 AM; 764 Kaneff Tower)

March 6, 2015: Douglas Hunter (doctoral candidate in History at York): on Dighton Rock and the uses of Indigenous antiquity. (9:30-11:30, 749 Knaff Tower)

March 13, 2015: Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, (Assistant Professor of History and Art History at George Mason University) (9-10:30am, 749 Kaneff Tower)

March 20, 2015: Stacy Nation-Knapper(doctoral candidate in History at York) on Spokane memories of the fur trade (9:30-11:30AM, 749 Kaneff Tower)

April 17, 2015: Émilie Pigeon (doctoral candidate in History at York) on religion among Metis bison hunters (9:30 - 11:30AM. 764 Kaneff Tower)