- Past Goodman Lectures

Year Lecturer Lecture Title


Caroline Elkins

Empire on Trial: Mau Mau and the High Court of Justice


Ned Blackhawk

On Violence and the Limits of Settler Colonialism


Bill Waiser

From Resistance to Reconciliation


Philippa Levine

All Will Be Revealed: The Politics of Nakedness and the Dilemma of British Morality


Elaine Tyler May State of Fear: How the Quest for Security has Eroded Democracy


Charlotte Gray The Past is Present: Popular History and National Consciousness


Mark Ormrod Talking Politics in Medieval England: News, Views, Secrets, and Lies, 1215-1485


Stephanie McCurry Her War: Marriage, Gender and the State in the American Civil War


Ian MacKay The Promise and the Pitfalls of Vimy Ridge: The Contested Terrain of Remembrance in Interwar Canada


Joanna Bourke "The Flesh is Weak:" A History of Pain from the 18th Century to the Present
2012 Ian K. Steele 'Setting all the Captives Free': Captivity, Adaptation and Remembrance in Mid-18th Century North America
2011 John English Ice and Water: Can the Arctic Be Governed?
2010 David Stafford Portraits from the Secret War 1940-1945
2009 Harvey Levenstein Food, Faith and Hope: The Transformation of Food and Its Consequences in North America
2008 Michael Bliss From Fatalism to Mastery: (Canada and) The Coming of Modern Medicine
2007 Margaret MacMillan The Uses and Abuses of History
2006 Laurel T. Ulrich Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History
2005 Janice MacKinnon European Social Programmes and American Tax Rates?: Paying for Canadian Social Programmes
2004 Neville Thompson Canada and the End of the Imperial Dream: Beverley Baxter's Reports from the Capital of Empire, 1936-1960
2003 Admiral William J. Crowe The U.S. and Iraq
2002 Jacalyn Duffin Lovers and Livers: Disease Concepts in History
2001 Jane E. Lewis Should We Worry About Family Changes?
2000 Jack P. Greene Speaking of Empire: Celebration and Disquiet in Metropolitan Analyses of the Eighteenth Century British Empire
1999 T.C. Smout The Scots at Home and Abroad 1600-1750
1998 Terry Copp A Citizen Army: The Canadians in Normandy, 1944
1997 Donald Akenson If The Irish Ran the World: Montserrat, from slavery onwards
1996 Ged Martin Past Futures: Locating Ourselves in Time
1995 Rodney Davenport Birth of the "New" South Africa
1994 Flora MacDonald An Insider's Look at Canadian Foreign Policy Initiatives Since 1957
1993 Daniel Kevles Nature and Civilization: Environmentalism in the Frame of Time
1992 Christopher Andrew The Secret Cold War: Intelligence Communities and the East-West Conflict
1991 P.B. Waite The Loner: Three Sketches of the Personal Life and Ideas of R.B. Bennett, 1870-1947
1990 Jill Kerr Conway The Woman Citizen: Transatlantic Variations on a Nineteenth-Century Feminist Theme
1989 Rosalind Mitchison Coping with Destitution: Poverty and Relief in Western Europe
1988 J.L. Granatstein How Britain's Weakness Forced Canada into the Arms of the United States
1987 Elizabeth Fox-Genovese The Female Self in the Age of Bourgeois Individualism
1986 J.R. Lander The Limitations of the English Monarchy in the Later Middle Ages
1985 Desmond Morton Winning the Second Battle: Canadian Veterans and the Return to Civilian Life, 1915-1930
1984 William Freehling Crisis United States Style: A Comparison of the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars
1983 Alistair Horne The French Army and Politics, 1870-1970
1982 Carl Berger Science, God, and Nature in Victorian Canada
1981 Geoffrey Best Honour among Men and Nations: Transformations of an Idea
1980 Kenneth A. Lockridge Settlement and Unsettlement in Early America: The Crisis of Political Legitimacy before the Revolution
1979 Charles Ritchie Diplomacy: The Changing Scene
1978 Robert Rhodes James Britain in Transition
1977 Robin W. Winks The Relevance of Canadian History: U.S. and Imperial Perspectives
1976 C.P. Stacey Mackenzie King and the Atlantic Triangle