Research Seminar Series

2022-23 Research Seminar Series Speakers

Please see below the details for the 2022-2023 schedule 

All workshops will be held on Thursdays at 12:30pm in LWH2270C or via zoom.

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Please note that all attendees will be required to adhere to Western University's mask policies that are in effect on the day of the event. For current policies please click here.

September 22, 2022 
And So As A Blasphemer!: Monty Python's 'Life of Brian' and the Last Blasphemous Libel Case in Canada
Dr. Bruce Douville, Part-Time Faculty Member in History at Algoma University

October 13, 2022 
Diabolical Arts in New France: A Microhistory of Demonic Possession and Daily Life in a Precarious Colony
Dr. Mairi Cowan, Associate Professor in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto (Mississauga)

November 17, 2022
"Because of this experience it is much easier to understand": How Canadian Missionary Encounters with Minjung History Changed Them and Their Church
Rev. Dr. David Kim-Cragg, Minister of St. Matthew's United Church (Richmond Hill) and Sessional Lecturer, Emmanuel College (Toronto)

December 8, 2022
The Webbs of Green Gables
Alan MacEachern, Professor in the Department of History, Western University

January 19, 2023
What Canadian Nudism Exposes

Dr. Mary-Ann Shantz, Independent Historian

February 9, 2023
Winning Women’s Hearts and Minds: Selling Cold War Culture in the US and the USSR 
Dr. Diana Cucuz, Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto and Toronto Metropolitan University

March 9, 2023
From Dreaming Spires to Bestseller Lists: Jennifer Robson's Journey from History Student to Author of Historical Fiction
Dr. Jennifer Robson, International Best-Selling Author of Historical Fiction

March 30, 2023
Tweeting Tales of Life and Death: Popularizing Cemeteries as Historical Sites on Social Media
Dr. Adam Montgomery, Independent Historian