Personalities, Institutions & Illusions in Canadian History

Posted: March 13, 2024

An academic and social event in honour of Professor Robert Bothwell

Robert BothwellMembers of the Trinity College Community and former students, scholars and friends of Professor Robert Bothwell:

You are invited to attend this full-day event to honour Professor Robert Bothwell, who taught for more than 50 years in the University of Toronto History Department, and served as Director of the International Relations Program at Trinity College. Join us to hear how Prof. Bothwell’s work inspired generations of students. The event features panel discussions touching on Bob’s works, research interests, and legacy, with panel discussions, a keynote address by Margaret MacMillan (photo below with Prof. Bothwell), longtime colleague of Bob and former Provost of Trinity College, and a conversation with Bob himself.

Robert Bothwell and Margaret MacMillan

Personalities, Institutions & Illusions in Canadian History:
An academic and social event in honour of Professor Robert Bothwell’s more than five decades of teaching at the University of Toronto
  • 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Welcome & Introduction
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM: Panel #1 – Francine McKenzie (University of Western Ontario), Patricia McMahon (Torys LLP), Roger Sarty (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM: Coffee Break
  • 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM: Panel #2 – Norman Hillmer (Carleton University), Susan Armstrong-Reid (University of Guelph), Michael Carroll (MacEwan University)
  • 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM: Panel #3 – Jennifer Bonder (University of Toronto), Kathleen Rasmussen (US Department of State)
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch
  • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Keynote Address – Margaret MacMillan (University of Toronto)
  • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM: Panel #4 – Adam Chapnick (Canadian Forces College/Royal Military College), Susan Colbourn (Duke University), John English (University of Toronto)
  • 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM: Coffee Break
  • 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM: Bob Bothwell in Conversation with John Meehan (Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, Trinity College)
  • 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM: Concluding Remarks