Talman Lecture Series
About the J.J. Talman Lecture Series
Presented by the Department of History and Western Libraries
The J.J. Talman Lecture Series focuses on Ontario history, Ontario regional collections and innovative uses thereof, or previously unstudied aspects of Canadian history.
Reflecting the breadth of Dr. Talman’s career at Western, as a respected historian and Chief Librarian, the lectures are organized annually by a joint committee comprised of representatives from the Department of History and Western Libraries.
The J.J. Talman Lecture Series was envisioned and is funded by Raj Jain, Librarian Emerita, and her brother, Dr. Sushil Jain, in gratitude for Dr. Talman’s many personal kindnesses, and to recognize his substantial contribution to Western.
Past (and Future) Talman Lectures
|2015||Prof. Jane Errington||"'A burthen to the community'? J.B. Hawke and Managing Migration to Upper Canada"|
|2013||Prof. Alan Taylor||"Settling and Unsettling Borders: Continental Legacies of the War of 1812."|
|2012||Dr. Cecilia Morgan||"Among the Six Nations": Celia B File and the Politics of Writing Memory, History and Home in Southern Ontario, 1920s-1960s|
|2011||Dr. Tim Cook||Ghosts from the Trenches: Stories of the Supernatural and the Uncanny among Canada's Great War Trench Soldiers|
|2009||Dr. Carl Benn||Mohawks in the Sudan War, 1884-85|
|2008||Dr. Peter Neary||From War to Peace: Canada in the 1940s|