Gorsebrook Research Institute

Events/Conferences

For up-to-date information on lectures, conferences, readings and other events relevant to the study of Atlantic Canada, please visit the Atlantic Canada Studies blog.  You can also keep up to date by joining the Atlantic Canada Listserv.  Interested persons can send an email message to gorsebrook@smu.ca to be added to the list.


Events of Interest

June 23 - 24, 2016

HISTORY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: A CONFERENCE RECOGNIZING THE DIVERSE SCHOLARSHIP OF JOHN G. REID 

Academic historians aspire to balance depth and breadth in our understanding of the past.  In Canada, few scholars have provided as clear a model of how to do this as John Reid. On 23 and 24 June 2016, historians will gather in Halifax to build on John’s work, using it as the scaffolding upon which we will address the conference’s theme of “Practicing History in the 21st Century.” It will begin on Thursday evening with reflections by John’s former students on “Careers in History” and their diverse professional paths. Friday’s four sessions develop methodological concerns about collaborative and politically engaged scholarship. In curating this event, the organizing committee has brought together scholars of diverse generations and geographies to focus our discussion on the broad influences shaping our current and future historiographical moments.

Scholars like Margaret Conrad, Graeme Wynn, Phil Buckner, and Jim Miller along with the new generation of historians joining us for this event, will provide us with discussion and an expansion in the way historians work and record history. 

Please visit the conference website for further information: www.smu.ca/21stcentury