Please join us for a series of lectures on the history of climate and weather held in Ottawa at Carleton’s Dominion-Chalmers Centre and online on Zoom on Monday evenings in early 2023. Full lecture details and dates listed below:


Climate Histories


Climate in the Age of Empire: Three Centuries of Canadian Climate Observations

Historical climatologist Victoria Slonosky on her work with McGill’s interdisciplinary citizen science project, Data Rescue: Archives and Weather.

Monday January 9 at 7 PM.


Observation Nation

Environmental historian, Alan MacEachern, on what the qualitative data recorded by the Meteorological Service of Canada can tell us about past weather, climate and people.

Monday January 16 at 7 PM.


Resilience and Adaptation in the History of Climate and Society

Historian Dagomar Degroot on the development of a new field, History of Climate and Society, and the lessons learned from past societies about resilience and adaptation.

Monday January 23 at 7 PM.  Zoom only.


Climate Diplomacy and its Histories: Inside the IPCC

Australian climate historian Ruth Morgan on the role of the humanities in climate diplomacy.

Monday February 6 at 7 PM.


Online registration and further information at Sponsored by Shannon Fund, donated by Lois B. Long in memory of her parents, James Buchanan Long and Ida May (Davidson) with the support of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies.


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