Webinar Series

The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies is excited to announce its first ever Laurier Military History Webinar Series via Zoom! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person lectures have been postponed indefinitely, but we have been providing a platform for the newest scholarship in the study of war and society in history for over twenty-five years and will continue to do so––albeit in a different way. Welcome back!

Registration is FREE for all of our webinars. Please ensure that you register for the correct webinar by clicking on the registration link beside the speaker you wish to see. Once you register, you will receive an e-mail containing a link to the webinar. All webinars begin at 7pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) and are approximately 1 hour in length.

If you have any questions about the Laurier Military History Webinar Series, please e-mail Eric at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you at our Webinar Series!

Winter 2021 Speakers


Bio-Imperialism: Disease, Terror, and the Construction of National Fragility

Gwen D’Arcangelis

January 13th at 7:00 pm EST

Gwen D’Arcangelis will speak about one of the understudied dimensions of the war on terror––the fight against bioterrorism. This component of the war enlisted the biosciences and public health fields to build up the US biodefense industry and US global disease control. In her talk, she will discuss the ways in which gender, “race” and imperial ambition drove American research expansion into dangerous germs and bioweapons in the name of biodefense.

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Anxious Days and Tearful Nights: Canadian War Wives during the Great War

Martha Hanna

February 10th at 7:00 pm EST

What was it like to be a soldier’s wife in Canada during the First World War? More than 80,000 Canadian women were married to men who left home to fight in the war, and its effects on their lives were transformative and often traumatic. Yet the everyday struggles of Canadian war wives, lived far from the battlefields of France, have remained in the shadows of historical memory. Martha Hanna will recover the voices of these shadowy figures in her talk, discussing the challenges and anxieties these women faced as their husbands departed for the battlefields from 1914 to 1918.

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