Juliet Johnson (McGill), “Remembering the Revolution: Russian Commemoration of 1917 in 2017”
Paul Robinson (Ottawa), “The Revolution, the Church, and the Modern Russian State”
Kristy Ironside (McGill), “1917 and the Fate of the Abolition of Money”
Jeff Sahadeo (Carleton), “1917: The View from the Periphery”
The statesmen who wrote the Constitutional Act of 1867 knew that they were making history. What did it mean to make history; what lessons did “History” hold for the discerning? The lecture will explore the relationship between Scottish-Enlightenment narratives of civilization, British constitutional history, English-French perplexities, and the peculiarly illiberal governance of Indigenous peoples in 1860s Canada.
The exhibition is in two parts. The first part is devoted to the Battle of Vimy Ridge and to the memorial dedicated by King Edward the 8th in 1936 at Vimy. The second part of the exhibition is devoted to remembrance; to the memorials and to the memorialization of the bravery and sacrifices of Canada’s men and women during the First World War. Part I opens on the 7th of April and continues through November; part II, will open on the 19th of May and continue to September 22nd.
The Vietnam War divides American society until today. Fifty years after the iconic Tet Offensive that changed the war, historians are able to reflect on its larger meaning for Vietnamese and global history. What motivated the Vietnamese Communists to start the offensive? How did it affect the country? And how did the world react it?