Category: Past Lectures

  • Hazardous Conditions: Histories of the Urban Horse

    Friday, 26 October 2018 Speaker: Joanna Dean Lecture title: Hazardous Conditions: Histories of the Urban Horse Lecture Summary What was it really like to share city streets with animals that weighed half a ton and did not always do as they were told? The number of horses in Canadian cities skyrocketed in the late 1800s, when […]

  • My Puppet Passion

    Friday, 28 September 2018 Speaker: Noreen Young Lecture title: My Puppet Passion Lecture Summary To have a professional career doing the things that you love to do is truly a gift in life. I count myself so fortunate that I was given that opportunity. A career in television puppetry is admittedly unusual.  People are curious because […]

  • Looking for Trouble: Natural Disasters in the Middle Ages

    Friday, 27 April 2018 Speaker: Kirsty Schut Lecture title: Looking for Trouble: Natural Disasters in the Middle Ages Lecture Summary What kinds of natural disasters occurred in Europe during the Middle Ages? How did people understand and react to them? And how does a modern historian go about answering those kinds of questions anyway? As we […]