The Rural History Roundtable at the University of Guelph is a speaker series that has been in operation since 2002. It hosts scholars of international repute and provides a venue for graduate students to present their latest research. It is vertically integrated drawing into its fold undergraduates, graduates, post-docs, faculty, archivists, alumni, and other members of the public.
The Fall 2023 Speaker Series will employ a hybrid approach. Please join us for the first talk on Thursday September 21, at 4:00pm EST, as Colin Coates, Professor of Canadian Studies at York University, will be giving a talk titled, “Remember Bristol and French Cheese: Canadian Cheese in Britain, 1880-1914.” The talk will take place at the MacKinnon Building, Room 132 at the University of Guelph, as well as virtually.
- Thursday, 21 September, 4-5:30 pm EST, “Remember Bristol and French Cheese: Canadian Cheese in Britain, 1880-1914” with Colin Coates, Professor of Canadian Studies at Glendon College, York University, Mackinnon Building, Room 132, University of Guelph and Virtual
- Tuesday, 3 October, 4-5:30pm EST, “Grandpa Tallman’s Engine” with Mike Roberts, PhD Candidate, York University, Mackinnon Building, Room 132, University of Guelph and Virtual
- Wednesday, 18 October, 2:30-4pm EST, “The Famous Lady Farmers: Miss Jack May in England and Canada” with Joan K.F. Heggie, Independent Scholar, Middlesbrough, England; and Sarah Carter, Professor Emerita of History, University of Alberta, Virtual Format Only
- Thursday, 2 November, 3-4:30pm EST, “Cattle and Blizzards: Lessons from the Big Die-Up in 1880s Montana” with Susan Nance, Professor of History, University of Guelph, Mackinnon Building, Room 132, University of Guelph and Virtual
- Tuesday, 21 November, 4-5:30pm EST, “Establishing a Collection: Discovering Botanical-Entomological Models” with William Knight, Curator of Agriculture and Fisheries at Ingenium, Mackinnon Building, Room 132, University of Guelph and Virtual
Feature Image: Horse and farm wagon a on rural road, Somme. 1916. Credit: William Redver Stark / Library and Archives Canada / e008311127.
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