2nd Ganong Colloquium: September 17-18, 2009

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Event Date: Sep 17 2009 – Sep 18 2009
Event Website: Event Webpage
City: Halifax, NS
Country: Canada

The Historians of the Environment of the Atlantic Region (HEAR) would like to invite you to attend the second Ganong Colloquium, to be held Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18 at Dalhousie University.

The event will begin on Thursday evening, with Graeme Wynn of UBC giving the opening MacKay Lecture for 2009-10. The next day will be about defining research priorities and future projects, building on the momentum from the Atlantic Canadian Studies Conference in May. This will be project-oriented, and organized around group discussion. Please see the agenda, below.

We’re grateful to NiCHE (Network for Canadian History and Environment) for subsidizing the event, with travel grants for graduate students (up to 300$) and faculty (up to 200$) as well as dinner on the Friday. The Lord Nelson Hotel is just a few blocks from the university, and across from the Public Gardens; just tell them upon booking that you’ll be attending an event here. There are several other hotels in the city with CAUBO rates: see http://www.caubo.ca/pr/pr_docs/agreement_docs/Canadian%20University%20Ho…

Please publicize this to anyone you think might be interested. If you have any questions, do contact me. Hope to see you all in September!

Claire Campbell
For the HEAR Executive

2nd HEAR Ganong Colloquium
“Environmental History in Atlantic Canada: Spreading the Word”
Dalhousie University, 17-18 September, 2009

Draft Schedule

17 September, 7-9 pm Potter Auditorium, Rowe Building

Mackay Lecture
Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the College of Sustainability
Graeme Wynn, University of British Columbia
“Sustainability and Resilience in Atlantic Canada: A Long View”

18 September, 9 am -1 pm Lord Dalhousie Room, Henry Hicks Building

  • 9:00-9:30 Introduction and survey of some ongoing projects (Acadiensis, graduate student network, etc.)
  • 9:30-10:30 Panel and discussion: “Setting Research Priorities”
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:00 Breakout groups To discuss various topics (fishery, forestry, mining, agriculture, tourism; etc.) and various venues (regional conference, environmental history text)
  • 12-1 Reconvene to discuss overall framework
  • 1-2:30 Lunch on your own
  • 2:30-4:30 Field trip to Point Pleasant; guided tour
  • 6:00 Reconvene for dinner downtown

Featured image: Halifax, Canada. Photo by Tim Foster on Unsplash.

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Professor of History at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, where I revel in Canadiana and environmental history. Also a lover of exploring, maps, Jane of Lantern Hill, and Scandinavia.

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