Monday, November 30, 2009

History Seminar Series: Bruce Erickson on Canoeing as Historical Re-creation, Friday, December 4

The final installment of the History Department Seminar Series for this term features Bruce Erickson, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Nipissing University, speaking on "Recreating History, Consuming Nature: Canoeing, Suffering, and the Nation's Past" on Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 2:30pm in Room A226. Refreshments will be served.

Bruce's talk will examine recreational re-creations of voyageur canoe trips, arguing that these trips attempt to encounter the character of the nation through an experience of nature. Canada then becomes a nation held in the nature of the landscape, as opposed to an entity created by multifarious networks of colonial power over the last four centuries.