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  • Memory Lapses: Rethinking Fascist Colonialism and the 1938 Racial Laws, today.
    January 25, 2019 3:30 PM

    The French Department’s series of Causeries du vendredi and the Italian Studies Program

    PRESENT

    Memory Lapses

    Rethinking Fascist Colonialism and the 1938 Racial Laws, today.

    Dr. Paolo Matteucci (Dalhousie University)

    The lecture will be in English. A wine and cheese reception will follow.            

     Rome and the Legacy of Fascist Colonialism

    Fictionalizing the past in order to serve a biased political agenda is a long-standing practice, in the Italian peninsula just as elsewhere. In today’s Italy, however, the phenomenon of re-constructing, manipulating and even completely ignoring crucial historical events appears to have reached an unprecedented magnitude. While reflecting on the period comprised between the establishment of the Italian Colonial Empire in 1936 and the fall of Fascism in 1943, this causerie will try to situate the legacy of Italian colonialism in the context of contemporary Italy’s political debate.

    followed by

    Negotiating Amnesia by Alessandra Ferrini (2015, Italy/Uk, 30’)

    Negotiating Amnesia is an essay film based on research conducted at the Alinari Archive and the National Library in Florence. It focuses on the Ethiopian War of 1935-36 and the legacy of the fascist, imperial drive in Italy. Through interviews, archival images and the analysis of high-school textbooks employed in Italy since 1946, the documentary shifts through different historical and personal anecdotes, modes and technologies of representation.


  • LAWRENCE D. STOKES SEMINAR: “Accra as a ‘fetish capital’”
    January 25, 2019 3:30 PM

    Dalhousie University History Department Presents:

    LAWRENCE D. STOKES SEMINAR:

    “Accra as a ‘fetish capital’”

    Jonathan Roberts, Mount Saint Vincent University

    For additional information on this seminar series please visit https://www.dal.ca/faculty/arts/history/research/Stokesseminar.html

    Pre-circulated papers available in the History Office, 1158 McCain, by the Wednesday before. Digital copies may be requested from Valerie Peck at Valerie.peck@dal.ca.
    For information or for offers to present a paper or suggestions for presenters, contact Colin Mitchell at c.mitchell@dal.ca


  • The 2019 Shaar Shalom Lecture at Dalhousie University - featuring Stephen Lewis
    February 6, 2019 7:00 PM

    The 2019 Shaar Shalom Lecture at Dalhousie:
    “Can The United Nations Be Saved?”
    – featuring Stephen Lewis, Canada’s Former Ambassador to the UN

    The Shaar Shalom Lecture at Dalhousie University is an annual lecture series which explores the broad themes of tolerance, multiculturalism, diversity and difference in contemporary Canadian society. Established as a partnership between the Shaar Shalom Synagogue and Dalhousie's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences this lecture series demonstrates our shared interests in bringing these themes to wider civil society.



  • 2019 MacKay Lecture 1 - AI, Automatization and Social Transformations
    February 7, 2019 6:30 PM

    The theme of the 2019 MacKay Lecture Series is:  "Learning Machines: Who builds AI? Who benefits?" - organized by Karen Foster (Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology) and Darren Abramson (Department of Philosophy)

    Talk 1:
    Dr. Ross Boyd,
    Senior Research Associate
    Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and Network
    University of South Australia

    Title: AI, Automatization and Social Transformations


  • LAWRENCE D. STOKES SEMINAR: "Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Grain Economy, 1749-1793"
    February 8, 2019 3:30 PM

    Dalhousie University History Department Presents:

    LAWRENCE D. STOKES SEMINAR:

    "Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Grain Economy, 1749-1793"

    Patrick Callaway, University of Maine

    For additional information on this seminar series please visit https://www.dal.ca/faculty/arts/history/research/Stokesseminar.html

    Pre-circulated papers available in the History Office, 1158 McCain, by the Wednesday before. Digital copies may be requested from Valerie Peck at Valerie.peck@dal.ca.
    For information or for offers to present a paper or suggestions for presenters, contact Colin Mitchell at c.mitchell@dal.ca


Dal News

  • Frailty a key risk factor for dementia
    January 18, 2019 8:30 AM
    A Dal PhD student is the lead author of a vital new study finding that frailty, more so than amyloid plaques and tangles in the brain, is a key risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
  • $1.62M collaboration to help explore light manipulation
    January 18, 2019 8:30 AM
    Dalhousie, Metamaterial Technologies Inc. and Mitacs are teaming up to bring together new researchers and inventors in metamaterials science — an emerging field of study that seeks to manipulate light in ways never before achieved.
  • Dallaire Initiative visits the Vatican
    January 18, 2019 8:30 AM
    Lt. General (Ret’d) Roméo Dallaire and Shelly Whitman, executive director of the Dal-based Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday morning to discuss the initative's global mission to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers.
  • Ditching drinks for a 'Dry January'
    January 18, 2019 8:30 AM
    Niki Kiepek, an assistant professor in Dal’s School of Occupational Therapy, says January is a good time to consider re-evaluating your relationship with alcohol.
  • Mentorship helps Academic All‑Canadian find her flow
    January 17, 2019 8:30 AM
    For student-athletes like swimmer Isabel Sarty, having academic mentors and advocates in their corner makes all the difference in the world.