Speaker: Professor Amy Smith-Milne Venue: Guelph Civic Museum This talk by Amy Smith-Milne was an excellent pre-cursor to helping someone understand the perspectives towards the men who suffered from shell shock during World War 1. The work of doctors during the Victorian era would influence the treatment of mental illness during this war. Using the … Continue reading Review of Presentation: Before Shell Shock: Failed Minds & Failing Men in the 19th Century British Military
Last year I had the pleasure to attend several of these lectures. They were very topical and of value to anyone interested in World War 1 from the Canadian perspective. Full details in the image below.
GWCA First Lecture -Canada's First World War and the Politics of The Past by Jon Weier Jon Weier is a Western University of Western Ontario PHD candidate working on a dissertation National and Religious identities in the Canadian, American and British YMCAs During the First World War was the speaker for the night. An unusual … Continue reading GWCA First Lecture – Canada’s First World War and the Politics of The Past
Be advised that there is a history symposium being held in London, Ontario on February 25, 2017. The symposium has a movie event on the Friday before the seminars. The event is being held at the Delta London Armories by Marriott. Cost: $60 for the seminar (lunch not included) and $60 for the dinner. Web … Continue reading 2017 History Symposium in London Ontario
‘Ghastly and Gruelling’: Canada’s Ignored Campaign on the Somme, 1916 by William F. Stewart William F. Stewart is the author of "The Embattled General: Sir Richard Turner and the First World War" and a historian with a particular interest in the Canadian Expeditionary Force's involvement at the Somme in the late summer and fall of … Continue reading Review of Somme Presentation at Laurie Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies