New Lecture Series Launched - History for Lunch

History for Lunch is a lecture series sponsored by the Department of History and Black History Month is on the menu in February. The Lakehead University community is invited to attend presentations that take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1 pm. This is an opportunity to put a bit of History in your diet and for members of the Department of History to showcase their research. More information about the sessions can be found on the Department of History website, ( and on our Facebook page events listing (

History For Lunch Menu

Tuesday February 4
Location: RB3051
“Transplanted West Indians: Forgotten People on the Western Shores of the Caribbean Sea”
Dr. Ronald Harpelle

Thursday February 6
Location: RB3027
“Witchdoctors and Midwives: Medicine and African Resistance to Portuguese Colonialism”
Prof. Rafaela Jobbitt

Tuesday February 11
Location: RB3051
“Imperialism and the Environment in Africa”
Dr. Pallavi Das

Thursday February 13
Location: RB3027
“Postcolonial Politics in a Neoliberalist Age: A Comparative Study of Václav Havel and Nelson Mandela”
Dr. Steven Jobbitt

Tuesday February 25
Location: RB3051
“Cooking Up Culture: Food in Black Canadian History”
Prof. Beverly Soloway

February 27
Location: RB 3046
“’A cruel put-up job?' Race, Sport and the Mysterious Death of Osborne Taylor”
Dr. Charles Nathan Hatton