Dr. Mary-Ellen Kelm Delivered the 2011 W.L. Morton Lecture at Trent University
The 2011 W.L. Morton Lecture, “A Wilder West: Rodeo in the colonial culture of the Canadian West” will be given by Dr. Mary-Ellen Kelm in the Champlain College Council Chambers, Room M2 on Monday, November 21, at 5:30 p.m.
Mary-Ellen Kelm is Associate Dean of Graduate Studies as well as Canada Research Chair in History, Medicine and Society at Simon Fraser University, and a leading scholar in the history of Canadian Aboriginal peoples. This talk touches on her most recently published book on rodeo and examines rodeo as a medium for cultural articulation both for Aboriginal and non-Native people in ways that impact the binaries of 'cowboy' and 'Indian,' 'authentic' and 'appropriated' as well as those of gender.
Working in collaboration with First Nations and health researchers, Kelm has produced groundbreaking research on the history of Aboriginal health in Canada. Her current project examines how Aboriginal health has been researched over the course of the 20th century, studying the contributions made by Aboriginal people, as well as by anthropologists, health-care providers, and government in defining Aboriginal health issues.
A free and public event presented by Champlain College, the Departments ofHistory and Canadian Studies and the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies, the W.L. Morton Lecture is named in honour of W.L. Morton, the Canadian historian and former Master of Trent's Champlain College. This is a free public event. All are welcome.