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COMING FOR SPRING 2022
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“Underwater Archaeology of the Mediterranean: Where we’ve Been and Where we’re Heading”

On Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM EDT via Zoom, Sheri Kapahnke, a maritime archeologist, will give a talk on her experiences exploring artifacts underwater. Performing archaeology under water is a fairly recent method of studying the ancient world, one that has allowed us to uncover artifacts unseen on terrestrial sites, illuminate a larger variety of ancient lives, and develop new perspectives for understanding interactions between peoples. From submerged shipwrecks, towns, harbours, and anchorages, our stories are dependent on the sea, and what has slipped beneath it.

Sheri earned her M.Sc. in Maritime Archaeology and Conservation in 2020 at Texas A&M University. Her thesis explored the application of optically stimulated luminescence to an archaeological site underwater in order to understand artifact disturbance and site formation. She has explored a number of sites in the Mediterranean including one off the coast of Lebanon near Tyre. Sheri earned her B.A. in Greek and Roman Studies with minors in Archaeology and Art History from Carleton University.

Please contact Gail Larose at glarose0@gmail.com for Zoom link details.


On Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 7:00 PM via Zoom, Antoni Lewkowicz, professor emeritus of geography, environment and geomatics at the University of Ottawa will share his reflections on “The changing Arctic: long-term observations of a thawing landscape.” Professor Lewkowicz has worked continuously in permafrost environments since 1976, including the Canadian High Arctic, the Mackenzie Valley and Delta, the Yukon, Labrador, northern Norway, Svalbard and Antarctica. In the past decade, his focus has been on the impacts of climate and other environmental change on the distribution and characteristics of permafrost.

Please contact Gail Larose at glarose0@gmail.com for Zoom link details.


On Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm EDT, Jean Van Loon will read from her latest collection of poetry, Nuclear Family published in April 2022.  

Rooted in memory and history, Van Loon’s poems carry the reader into the sense of impending nuclear doom and the explosions of material wealth that shaped her childhood.  Violent events, both global and familial, permeate a girl’s coming of age in a story of cataclysm and, ultimately, recovery.

After graduating from Carleton and Queen’s universities, Jean Van Loon had a lengthy career as a public servant and industry trade association head. Her previous book of poetry Building on River, an imagined account of the life of Ottawa lumber baron J.R. Booth, was published to great acclaim and was shortlisted for the Ottawa Book Prize.


In mid-November 2022, Fen Hampson, Chancellor’s Professor and Professor of International Relations at Carleton University and member of the Royal Society of Canada, will speak about issues related to Canada’s immigration and foreign policy. Fen Hampson graduated from the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics and earned a doctorate at Harvard University before coming to the Norman Paterson School of international Affairs at Carleton. Co-author of the recently published book, The Two Michaels, Fen Hampson has received many awards and is a frequent contributor in national and international media.