Shannon Lectures in History is a series of thematically linked public lectures offered annually at Carleton University. The objectives of the series are to explore the social dimension of the past, demonstrating the linkages between approaches to Canadian history and international scholarship encouraging cooperation and collegiality between different communities of historians in Canada popularizing innovative historical methods and practices, and conveying them in a manner accessible to a general audience This series was made possible through the Shannon Donation and an anonymous gift from a friend of the Department of History.