The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies and Wilfrid Laurier University are pleased to host this year’s Military History Colloquium. The colloquium will be take place from 3-5 May. We will also be jointly hosting the Canadian Nautical Research Society annual conference which will run from 2-3 May at LCMSDS (232 King St. N., Waterloo). Any conference attendees may register for the Thursday CNRS session with a $15 additional fee.
In addition to panels throughout the conference, on 4 and 5 May, there will be a spotlight on teaching – “From Theory to Practice: engaging meaningful historical inquiry and pedagogical debates on war and society in the classroom from the elementary to post-graduate education.” Details on these sessions, as well as the MHC and CNRS panels are available in the final conference program below.
This year’s colloquium will also feature a number of special plenary sessions, including a keynote by Deputy Head and Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Dr. Daniel Caron, which will be held on Friday March 3rd at 8:45 am in the Senate and Board Chamber. Dr. Caron’s talk, “Challenges of the Digital Age: A New Choreography for Building Archives” is open to the entire WLU community and the general public.
LCMSDS Director and Professor Emeritus, Terry Copp, will be presenting his keynote address, “Educating Everyman’s Memory: Historians and Public Commemoration” on Saturday March 4th at 2:45 pm.
Note that this year there will be the usual Friday night banquet (included in registration fee), but also a casual dinner on Saturday night following the afternoon plenary session. To reserve your spot, please choose your dinner options by completing the blue form after registering for the conference here. Any and all participants may attend the Saturday dinner so long as you register by choosing your meal options.
Additional Conference Details
As with last year, all announcements and discussion can be followed on Twitter, this time using the hashtag #MHC2013. LCMSDS and our staff will be live-tweeting from panels and plenaries – feel free to join in on the conversation and follow along!
Visit the following links to access the preliminary conference schedule, registration, directions, and accommodation information:
Conference Program (updated 1 Mayl)
Directions to the Conference and Parking (with maps)
Registration closes: 2 May 2013
If you have questions regarding the colloquium or schedule, please contact Mike Bechthold at email@example.com or 519.884.0710 x4594
For questions regarding registration or payment, please contact Caitlin McWilliams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519.884.0710 x2080
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