Date: Throughout 2011 (next event on March 31)
Location: Venue TBA – please check website
As part of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary year celebrations SFU’s department of History has planned a year-long lecture series exploring different aspects of Vancouver’s history.
These events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit the SFU website for further information on times, locations and to RSVP.
The schedule for the lecture series continues throughout the year, and the Vancouver Sun is also providing a free podcast service of all the lectures.
* January 27th, 2011 – Charlie Demers and Matt Hern: “Vancouver: The Best Place on Earth?”
* February 24th, 2011 – Ilya Vinkovetsky: “I Can See Russia from My House”: Russian Colonization on the Northwest Coast, 1804-1867.
* March 31st, 2011 – Jennifer Spear: “Captain George Vancouver goes to California, 1792-1794”
* April 28th, 2011 – Mary-Ellen Kelm: “The Flu of 1918 – preview of H1N1?”
* May 26th, 2011 – Allen Seager: “Vancouver’s First 50 Years”
* September 29th, 2011 – Jack Little: “Vancouver’s Playground: Class and Leisure in Howe Sound, 1902-1962.”
* October 27th, 2011 – Andrea Geiger: “Taking the Province to Court: Japanese Immigrants and Race in Early Vancouver”
* November 24, 2011 – Derryl MacLean: “Realizing the Muslim Community in Vancouver.”
Visit the Vancouver Sun’s website to learn more and to listen to podcasts of the SFU History Vancouver 125 lecture series.