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Wilson Visiting Speakers 2018-2019

Our 2018-19 visiting speaker series will once again be divided into two this year. First, during the Fall 2018 semester, we will return to our traditional practice of hosting a variety of speakers on a variety of themes. Our second series, which will start in Winter 2019, will continue the practice we started two years ago for Canada150 and invite speakers to present papers on a specific theme. It will also serve as a lead up to our spring 2019 Wilson Workshop, The Realities of Democracy. This year’s theme is: Democracy, Citizenship, and Freedom. Again, we hope to invite a wide variety of historians, working on various periods, peoples, and regions.

Though we are still finalizing our speakers list, we can already confirm our Fall 2018 schedule (noted below). We are especially excited that Kristine Alexander will join us to talk about her 2017 Wilson Book Prize winning book, Guiding Modern Girls: Girlhood, Empire, and Internationalism in the 1920s and 1930s. As for the Winter 2019 semester, we can confirm that Geoff Eley, a professor of German history and the political left at the University of Michigan and James T. Kloppenberg, a professor of American History at Harvard University, and Nancy MacLean, a professor of American history at Duke University, will be coming to the Wilson Institute. Both will bring their own transnational expertise to our discussion on democracy. Jamie Jelinski, a PhD candidate from Queen’s University, will also present a paper on tattooing in Canada, from the colonial period to the 20thcentury.

Preliminary Schedule

Fall 2018

Winter 2019