Louis Riel and language rights in Court
Talk

Louis Riel and language rights in Court

September 13
7:00 pm
Scandal and the peripatetic
Talk

Scandal and the peripatetic

September 20
7:00 pm
Museums will be discussed here as being a place of movement, a place "given to walking around" as the Greek word peripatētikós suggests.
Bill Davis: the life of an extraordinary Premier
Talk

Bill Davis: the life of an extraordinary Premier

September 27
7:00 pm
William Davis was one of the most important premiers in Canadian history.
Film Memories of the Great War
Talk

Film Memories of the Great War

September 28
6:30 pm
Literary Encounter – ‘’The Search for Heinrich Schlöge’’: Music and Post Cards
Talk

Literary Encounter – ‘’The Search for Heinrich Schlöge’’: Music and Post Cards

October 4
7:00 pm
Martha Baillie, a Canadian novelist, will discuss her latest book published by Actes Sud: The Search for Heinrich Schlögel, accompanied by Sophie Perceval, journalist and cultural entrepreneur and the novel`s translator, Paule Noyart, three-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for her translations.
A History of Beauty
Talk

A History of Beauty

October 18
7:00 pm
Political feelings: moving society
Talk

Political feelings: moving society

October 25
7:00 pm
FAR-RIGHT POLITICS IN FRANCE AND NORTH AMERICA : WHICH INTERACTIONS ?

FAR-RIGHT POLITICS IN FRANCE AND NORTH AMERICA : WHICH INTERACTIONS ?

November 14
7:00 pm
When the October Revolution went into space
Talk

When the October Revolution went into space

November 22
6:30 pm
At the occasion of the centennial of the October Revolution, the lecture will present some of the lesser known utopian dreams that were part of Russian revolutionary culture: a Marxist future for the planet Earth and the universe.
The 3rd Toronto purchase
Talk

The 3rd Toronto purchase

November 29
7:00 pm
Wagner, Paris, and the Tannhäuser Scandal at the Opéra
Talk

Wagner, Paris, and the Tannhäuser Scandal at the Opéra

December 6
7:00 pm
The scandal caused by Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser at the Paris Opéra in 1861 was the worst debacle of Wagner’s career.
JIM DOAK LECTURE SERIES WITH MARK LILLA (BILINGUAL)
Talk

JIM DOAK LECTURE SERIES WITH MARK LILLA (BILINGUAL)

December 8
7:00 pm
An art of  jouissance ? Spectacle and consumption in the Parisian Belle Époque
Talk

An art of jouissance ? Spectacle and consumption in the Parisian Belle Époque

December 13
7:00 pm
This talk examines the visual culture of the Parisian Belle Époque through the particularly French notion of pleasure embodied in the term jouissance, which I suggest extends across varied sites and objects of a new consumer society devoted to spectacular entertainments.
Wilfrid Laurier: the first Francophone Prime Minister of Canada
Talk

Wilfrid Laurier: the first Francophone Prime Minister of Canada

January 24
7:00 pm
Sephardic Music: Cultural Convergence in Song
Talk

Sephardic Music: Cultural Convergence in Song

January 31
7:00 pm
Sephardic music is the product of cultural confluences from around the globe.
The Ceinture Fléchée (Métis sash) accessory and symbol of a nation
Talk

The Ceinture Fléchée (Métis sash) accessory and symbol of a nation

February 21
7:00 pm
“The Second Sex”: an individual and collective success
Talk

“The Second Sex”: an individual and collective success

March 7
7:00 pm
Women will be at the centre of this lecture.
Backstage with a professional dancer
Talk

Backstage with a professional dancer

March 28
7:00 pm
COMMUNICATING ECOLOGICAL ISSUES THROUGH HEALTH
Talk

COMMUNICATING ECOLOGICAL ISSUES THROUGH HEALTH

April 4
7:00 pm
From the seamstress to the consumer : Fashion victims and clothing
Talk

From the seamstress to the consumer : Fashion victims and clothing

April 11
7:00 pm
The expression fashion victims may conjure up images of high-heeled, trussed up female consumers with no personal style.
Preserving the past for the future
Talk

Preserving the past for the future

April 18
7:00 pm
What Was So Scandalous About The Rite of Spring?
Talk

What Was So Scandalous About The Rite of Spring?

May 16
7:00 pm
Premiered in 1913 at the posh Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, The Rite of Spring sparked the most famous scandal in the history of dance. This talk will examine what happened on the night of May 29th and why it happened at all.
Reevaluating Toronto’s alleyways
Talk

Reevaluating Toronto’s alleyways

May 23
7:00 pm
Building Egypt in the West
Talk

Building Egypt in the West

May 30
7:00 pm
The International Exposition or World’s Fair served for over 150 years as a primary platform for the display of the latest scientific and technological innovations from around the world.