The W.L. Morton Lecture 2017
Christopher Moore, Author and Public Historian
"A Living Tree: Canada's Constitution at 150"
Public Talk: Thursday Nov 9, 5:30 pm
Location: Champlain Council Chambers CCN M2 * please note that this location is accessed only by stairs. If this is a concern, please be in touch, and we will try to make accommodations.
- Free Event, Everyone Welcome
In the 150 years since the British North America Act of 1867, the Canadian state and Canadian society have greatly changed in almost every way. Our constitution, however, has remained almost entirely the same. Christopher Moore considers how a constitution designed in the 1860s has handled the challenges of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Graduate Student Seminar: Friday Nov 10, 10a – noon
Wilson Reading Room, Kerr House, Traill College
"Getting to Greenland: A Career in Public History"
Christopher Moore has been a professional historian supporting himself as a freelance writer for over thirty years. Starting with his own experience, he will invite the seminar to compare and discuss academic history, public history, and private history.
About the Speaker:
Moore covers Canadian historical news in a long-running column in Canada's leading historical magazine, Canada's History and has contributed radio documentaries to CBC Radio "Ideas" His provocative commentaries on history and politics have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Maclean’s, The Literary Review of Canada, and other periodicals.
This free public event is presented by The School for the Study of Canada, Trent’s History Department and Champlain College. The W.L. Morton Lecture is named in honour of W.L. Morton, the Canadian historian and former Master of Trent's Champlain College. All are welcome.
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