Thursday, October 29, 2009

Department of History Annual Keynote Address -- Thursday, November 5, 2009

The History Department invites you to its Annual Keynote Address

James Taylor Carson
Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean
Queen's University

“North American Antiquity and the Practice of Modern History.”

Abstract: When Europeans first arrived in the place they named the Americas they denied the humanity of the people who had inhabited the land for millennia. The descendants of the European diaspora still deny those people and, by extension, the antiquity of the places they inhabit. But this ancient world and its influences are all around us if we only take the time to look. McDonald’s fast food, Hurricane Katrina and the election of Barack Obama each point to the importance of our ancient past, but such examples can only assume their ancient significance if we rethink who we are and how we relate to our own place and time.

Thursday, November 5, 2009
7:00 - 8:00

Contact Nathan Kozuskanich ( for more info.

Image: Cahokia, a 13th-century North American city.