The Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship (CHES) at the Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton is documenting and preserving the testimonies of Ottawa Holocaust survivors to allow future generations to hear and see the people who experienced and witnessed the genocidal policies and crimes of the Nazis and their collaborators. The recordings and…

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Professors  Dominique Marshall, Pamela Walker and David Dean had a difficult time choosing among the four historical documentaries on view at the Film Night on Thursday April 7.  Four teams of undergraduates presented their historical documentaries produced in Michael Ostroff’s popular 4th year seminar, HIST 4302 Making Documentary History. The judges noted that the filmmakers…

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Susanne Klausen wins a Wellcome Trust Research Bursary. Professor Susanne Klausen has won a prestigious research bursary from the Wellcome Trust, a biomedical research charity based in London, United Kingdom. The Wellcome Trust was established in 1936 with legacies from the pharmaceutical magnate Sir Henry Wellcome to fund research to improve human and animal health. Klausen’s…

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It’s February 26, 2016. The ghosts of Robert McCaffrey and Maria Spearman argue before the heavy iron doors of the gallows. Love unrequited and families ruptured. Silence punctuated by the sound of gunfire. A woman half remembered. An unborn child, lost to memory. Throughout, the audience of this necromantic drama fade in and out of…

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The local blog, Urbsite, features a history of the modernist design of the original three buildings on campus in the 1960s. The blog opens: Carleton University’s recently updated master plan is recommending the demolition of Paterson Hall – one of the first three buildings that formed the nucleus of the Rideau River campus. With it…

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On March 4, Jean Pierre Morin, the Public Servant in Residence in the History Department, discussed his research into the place of historical research in the federal public policy process before an engaged audience of faculty and students associated with History, NPSIA and other academic departments as well as a number of public servants. In a…

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David Morrison, Director Research and Content and Lisa Leblanc, Director of Creative Development, both of the Canadian History Hall of the Canadian Museum of History spoke to the University of Ottawa’s Cultural Memory Workshop series about “Re-Imaging Canadian History” on Thursday March 3. Peter Hodgkins (CCPH and Canadian Studies) and David Dean (CCPH and History)…

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Technological advances have historically been integral to creating inclusive spaces of learning, whether in schools, universities or public libraries, especially as the discourse has shifted from one of ‘charity’ to a human right. Yet how does one tell that story in an online format that is similarly inclusive and accessible? On Thursday, March 3, 2016,…

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