Every autumn a distinguished historian is invited to the University of Western Ontario to deliver three public lectures on consecutive afternoons to students, faculty and members of the London community. The lecture series was established in 1975 by the Honourable Edwin A. Goodman and his family of Toronto to perpetuate the memory of their beloved elder daughter, a second year History student who died in a highway accident in April of that year. Since 1996 the series has been jointly sponsored by the Department of History and the University Students’ Council. The lectures are delivered in the University Community Centre.
Ian McKay will be speaking on “The Promise and the Pitfalls of Vimy Ridge: The Contested Terrain of Remembrance in Interwar Canada”
Oct 7th: Soldiers, Battles and Commemoration: The Complicated Interwar Legacies of Flanders Fields
Oct 8th:Believers, Dissidents, and Ideologues: Religion, Patriotism and the Legacies of the Great War
Oct 9th:On Managing a Contradiction: Political Leaders and the Problem of Being Canada in the Aftermath of the Great War