High School History Day

History, Herstory, Theirstory...Our Story.  Western History welcomes high school students and teachers

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
10am-2pm

Thank you for your interest in History at Western. We are excited for the chance to meet you and to give you a glimpse into what studying History at university is like!

Registration will open in September.  If you are interested in attending, please contact history-inquiries@uwo.ca

Upcoming Lectures and Tutorials

Anka to Arcade Fire
This week’s great song becomes next week’s “Whatever happened to …?” – we look at the evolution of popular music, from your grandparents’ favourites to yours.

Disability History
More than a billion people in the world experience some form of disability. We’ll consider how to incorporate disability into historical research and engage with questions that are central to the humanities, like “What does it mean to be human?”

Hitler Goes to the Movies
The Producers, Jojo Rabbit, Downfall – Adolf Hitler keeps popping up in the movies we watch. Join us to consider issues like historical accuracy, emotional reaction, and public perceptions of evil.

Killing Fields: Genocide in Modern History
Explore the causes, elements, and consequences of genocide in modern history through historical case studies and multidisciplinary perspectives.

Microscopes and Amputation Saws
Torture device or medical gadget? Sometimes you’ll wonder as you see how doctors’ tools have changed over the centuries in this hands-on session.

X Marks the Spot: Pirates & Their Buried Treasure
If you like Relic Hunter or The Curse of Oak Island, you’ll love exploring the historical myths and realities of buried pirate treasure. No shovel necessary.

AND MORE!

Schedule

The day will begin at 10am with a general introduction.  After that, students and teachers will break into their sessions.  A free lunch will be provided, as well as drinks and snacks throughout the day.  Sessions will end at 1:45 to allow teachers and students to regroup and board busses between 1:45-2pm. 

The day will begin at 10am with a general introduction.  After that, students and teachers will break into their sessions.  A free lunch will be provided, as well as drinks and snacks throughout the day.  Sessions will end at 1:45 to allow teachers and students to regroup and board busses between 1:45-2pm. 

Introduction: 10:00am-10:30am

Session A: 10:40am-11:20am

Session B/Lunch group 1: 11:30am-12:10pm

Session C/Lunch group 2: 12:20pm-1:00pm

Session D: 1:10pm-1:40pm

Transfer to busses: 1:45-2pm

If you have any questions, please email history-inquiries@uwo.ca.

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