To celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and Guelph’s 190th anniversary, Guelph Museums launches a unique lecture series to reflect on our collective history and the theme of nation building.
Building Canada Lectures, presented in partnership with the University of Guelph, is set for the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at Guelph Civic Museum. July 12, Kris Inwood, Making Sense of our Nation: Using the census and historical data to explain who we are and how we live.
Kris Inwood is Professor of Economics and History at the University of Guelph, where he has been on the faculty since 1986, and is founding Director of the Historical Data Research Unit at Guelph. He studied at Trent University and at the University of Toronto where he received his PhD in 1984. Kris has constructed public databases from the unit records of the Canadian censuses of 1861, 1871 and 1891. These are used to explore demographic development, industry, landholding and wealth. He is now working on prison and military records and a project to link records between censuses. A recent publication is Lives in Transition: Longitudinal Analysis from Historical Sources (McGill-Queens University Press 2015).
August 9 Jeff Thomason, Horse Power: Building Canada on the backs of horses.
September 13 Lawrence Hill, Faction: The merging of fiction and Canadian history
October 11 Dennis Baker, Building Blocks of our Nation: Canada’s constitutional multiplicity
November 8 Why Research Matters panel discussion, Barcoding Canada: What does it mean for the future of biodiversity in Canada
December 13 James Raffan, Canada One Five Oh Em Gee: Celebration of nation and community in story and song
Funded in part by the Government of Canada
Financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada