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Wilson Visiting Speakers 2016-2017

As part of the Wilson Institute’s involvement in Canada’s 150th anniversary, this year’s Visiting Speaker Series will be devoted entirely to Confederation. However, rather than simply celebrating Canada and Confederation, we want to examine the subject within a more critical framework. We have therefore lined-up a series of speakers tackling important issues such as the impact of Confederation on Indigenous peoples, Confederation in the context of 19th century North American nation-building, and the environmental impact of Confederation. We are constantly expanding and adding to our schedule, please make sure to check-in frequently!

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Fall 2016 Visiting Speaker Schedule

October 6: Dr. Matthew Hayday, University of Guelph

“Constructing Canadian Identities: How Dominion Day and Canada Day Celebrations Have Shaped our Country”

     Location: David Braley Health Sciences Centre, Room 2032, 100 Main St. W., Downtown Hamilton, 7-8:30pm

November 3: Dr. Thomas Richards, Jr., McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Forecasting Fracture: North Americans’ Visions of Alternative Political Futures in the mid-Nineteenth Century”

      Location: McMaster University, Wilson Room, CNH 607B, 2:30-4pm

November 17: Dr. Alan MacEachern, Western University

The Drawback: Nature and the New Canadian Nation in the 1860s”

      Location: McMaster University, Wilson Room, CNH 607B, 2:30-4pm

December 1: Dr. Marcel Martel, Avie Bennett Historica Canada Chair in Canadian History, York University

“Is there Anything New and Original to say about French Canada and Confederation?”

      Location: McMaster University, Wilson Room, CNH 607B, 2:30-4pm

 

Winter 2017 Visiting Speaker Schedule

February 2: Dr. Bradley Miller, University of British Columbia

“Marriage, Fundamental Law, and Confederation”

     Location: McMaster University, L.R. Wilson Hall 2001, 2:30-4pm

February 16: Dr. Elsbeth Heaman, McGill University

Confederation, or How Not to Run a Tax Revolt”

      Location: McMaster University, L.R. Wilson Hall 2001, 2:30-4pm

March 23: Dr. Dawn Martin-Hill, Paul R. MacPherson Chair in Indigenous Studies, McMaster University

Paper title to be determined

      Location: McMaster University, Indigenous Ceremonial Room, Wilson Hall, room 1010, 2:30-4pm

March 30: Dr. Tim Stanley, University of Ottawa

“Rethinking Canadian Histories in Times of Reconciliation and Resurgent Racism”

      Location: McMaster University, Indigenous Ceremonial Room, Wilson Hall, room 1010, 2:30-4pm

Canada@150 Keynote Address: 

April 6: Christopher Moore, award-winning historian and author of 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal

      Location: McMaster University, Council Chambers, Gilmour Hall 111, 7-8:30pm

*Locations and times are subject to change.