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February 2021

Military Lecture – A Tethered Dragon: The Eight Nation Army Occupation of Beijing & Tianjin, 1900-1902

February 25 @ 7:00 pm
Free
Black and white photo from 1900 of Meridian gate, the entrance to the Emperor’s quarters in Beijing’s Forbidden City.

Meridian gate, the entrance to the Emperor’s quarters in Beijing’s Forbidden City, 1900.   Blaine Chiasson presents, A Tethered Dragon: The Eight Nation Army Occupation of Beijing & Tianjin, 1900-1902. In September 1900 American, British, French, Italian, Russian, German, Japanese and Austro-Hungarian troops, the multi-national ‘Eight Nation Army’ occupied northern China, having invaded Qing China in response to the Buddhist millennial Boxer Rebellion, which targeted foreign missionaries and diplomats. For two years Beijing, the northern capital, and Tianjin its port…

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Fourth Friday: Lifeandthetribe

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
Aisha Barrow is staring forward with a pensive look on her face. She has dark skin and long black braided hair. To the right of her photo is the Fourth Friday logo in white. A large white 4 with the word Fridays written across the arm of the 4.

Kick off your weekend with an online performance by Lifeandthetribe! The colder months are upon us and the Fourth Friday concert series has moved online during winter 2021. Watch Aisha’s performance at 7 p.m. on Guelph Museums’ Facebook Live.  Presented in partnership with Guelph Black Heritage Society in celebration of Black Heritage Month. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sponsored by: About Lifeandthetribe: Lifeandthetribe is the new R&B and Pop project from singer/songwriter Aisha Barrow. Drawing from diverse influences Lifeandthetribe has a bold, fresh, and…

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March 2021

Military Lecture – Hidden Scars: Uncovering the Lived Experience of Shell-Shocked Ex-Servicemen

March 25 @ 7:00 pm
Free
Electric Heat Cabinet - Military Hospital Commission - Cobourg, Ontario

Electric Heat Cabinet - Military Hospital Commission - Cobourg, Ontario   Heather Ellis presents, Hidden Scars: Uncovering the Lived Experience of Shell-Shocked Ex-Servicemen. 1918 marked the end of the First World War, but for returning soldiers it was the beginning of adjustment, recovery and, in some cases, collapse. The transition from war to peace was especially difficult for those diagnosed with a psychological illness. ‘Shell shock’ has become synonymous with the Great War and frequently appears in the history, literature,…

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April 2021

Military Lecture – The Great Sickness of 1740: War, Typhus, and the Royal Navy

April 22 @ 7:00 pm
Free
The Capture of Puerto Bello, 21 November 1739 by George Chambers, Senior, 1836

The Capture of Puerto Bello, 21 November 1739 by George Chambers, Senior, 1836, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich BHC0355   Paul Mansell presents, The Great Sickness of 1740: War, Typhus, and the Royal Navy. In 1739, after two and a half decades of relative peace, Spain and Britain entered into the War of Jenkins’ Ear (1739-48). This war became subsumed into the War of Austrian Succession 1740-48) and has not received a lot of attention from historians. The Royal Navy had…

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