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Maple Leaf Route Webinar – Jeff Noakes on Canada and the Second World War at Sea

These online events may be of interest to some members.  Note that the first one is scheduled for tomorrow.


Aaaaaaand we’re back for season 2!
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The Maple Leaf Route Webinar Series is Back!

JEFF NOAKES


Canada and the Second World War at Sea


18 May @ 7:30 pm ET

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Active on many fronts during the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Navy played its best-known and arguably most crucial role in helping to keep Allied shipping lanes open in the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Canadian merchant ships and merchant sailors transported vital supplies to Allied forces and populations around the world. On Canada’s home front, maritime losses – including civilian passengers – were felt across the country, while naval imagery appeared in fundraising and propaganda materials. Canadians built ships, weapons, and equipment, or were encouraged to provide support through their volunteer war, its events, and its consequences on the waters.
Upcoming Webinars
ANNA PEARSON, STEPHEN CONNOR AND ROBERT CATSBURG


Ne-kah-ne-tah: The Liberation of Welberg, Memory, Meaning and Experience


8 June @ 7:30 pm EDT

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MIKE BECHTHOLD


Per Ardua Ad Astra: The Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War


29 June @ 7:30 pm EDT

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R. SCOTT SHEFFIELD

Fighting a White Man’s War: Canada’s First Nations Peoples and the Second World War

20 July @ 7:30 pm EDT

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MARIE EVE VAILLANCOURT


Dieppe 80 Years After: The Juno Beach Centre’s Exhibition From Dieppe to Juno


10 August @ 7:30 pm EDT

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STACEY BARKER


Women and the Second World War


31 August @ 7:30 pm EDT

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MAYA GOLDENBERG

Is There a War on Science?

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Maple Leaf Route Webinar – Jeff Noakes on Canada and the Second World War at Sea

These online events may be of interest to some members.  Note that the first one is scheduled for next week.


Aaaaaaand we’re back for season 2!
View this email in your browser
The Maple Leaf Route Webinar Series is Back!
JEFF NOAKES


Canada and the Second World War at Sea


18 May @ 7:30 pm ET

CLICK HERE to register

Active on many fronts during the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Navy played its best-known and arguably most crucial role in helping to keep Allied shipping lanes open in the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Canadian merchant ships and merchant sailors transported vital supplies to Allied forces and populations around the world. On Canada’s home front, maritime losses – including civilian passengers – were felt across the country, while naval imagery appeared in fundraising and propaganda materials. Canadians built ships, weapons, and equipment, or were encouraged to provide support through their volunteer war, its events, and its consequences on the waters.
Upcoming Webinars
ANNA PEARSON, STEPHEN CONNOR AND ROBERT CATSBURG


Ne-kah-ne-tah: The Liberation of Welberg, Memory, Meaning and Experience


8 June @ 7:30 pm EDT

CLICK HERE to register

MIKE BECHTHOLD


Per Ardua Ad Astra: The Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War


29 June @ 7:30 pm EDT

CLICK HERE to register

R. SCOTT SHEFFIELD

Fighting a White Man’s War: Canada’s First Nations Peoples and the Second World War

20 July @ 7:30 pm EDT

CLICK HERE to register

MARIE EVE VAILLANCOURT


Dieppe 80 Years After: The Juno Beach Centre’s Exhibition From Dieppe to Juno


10 August @ 7:30 pm EDT

CLICK HERE to register

STACEY BARKER


Women and the Second World War


31 August @ 7:30 pm EDT

CLICK HERE to register

Presented by:
Recent Events

MAYA GOLDENBERG

Is There a War on Science?

Twitter
Facebook
Website
Copyright © 2022 Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
LCSC
75 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON  N2L 3C5

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Don’t Forget–Register for the 32nd Canadian Military History Colloquium

While not one of their webinar notices, the conference is being offered by the organization that Dominion Command has partnered with.  So it may be of interest to some members.


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Hosted by the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada, the 32nd Canadian Military History Colloquium will be held in-person at Wilfrid Laurier University on 6-7 May 2022.

For full conference information visit studyofcanada.ca/cmhc.

Click Here to Register

Keynote Address


Jennifer Wellington is Assistant Professor of Modern History, University College Dublin. She studied English and Law at the Australian National University, and completed her PhD in History at Yale University, where her dissertation was awarded the Hans Gatzske Prize.  Her book, Exhibiting War, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. She is now investigating the broader history of war trophies from the early modern period to the present.

Plenary Addresses


Bob Bergen is author of the 2019 C.P. Stacey Award winner Scattering Chaff: Canadian Air Power and Censorship during the Kosovo War (University of Calgary Press), and has previously published Censorship; the Canadian News Media and Afghanistan: A Historical Comparison with Case Studies (Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary).
Geoffrey Hayes is a Professor of History at the University of Waterloo, and a Fellow at the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada. He is author of the 2017 C.P. Stacey Award winner Crerar’s Lieutenants: Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45 (UBC Press).
Terry Copp is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Wilfrid Laurier University, and was the founding director of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, now the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada. His latest book Montreal at War 1914-1918 was published by UTP in December 2021.
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New articles are available from Canadian Military History!

While not one of their webinar notices, these articles are being provided by the organization that Dominion Command has partnered with.  So it may be of interest to some members.


Nursing Sisters of the First World War, Canadian troops in Iceland, and an artist POW.
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New articles are available from Canadian Military History!

Vol. 31, No. 1, Winter / Spring 2022

“Long and Strenuous Duties in France”

Abstract: This article endeavours to understand the strenuous circumstances which caused neurasthenia and nervous debility in Canadian nursing sisters during the First World War. By examining the treatment they received for their condition at the Canadian Red Cross X Special Hospital and at Northwood Hospital for Sick Sisters in Buxton, this article also explores how Canadian medical authorities handled the nurses’ treatment and momentarily challenged previous conceptions concerning mental illness in women.

Z Force on the Ground

Abstract: The date of 10 May 1940 is well known for the start of the German blitzkrieg and the end of Neville Chamberlain’s tenure as British Prime Minister. That fateful day also opened a chapter in Canada’s war story that, in the end, saw more than 2,600 Canadian servicemen deployed to far-away but strategic Iceland. The Canadian commitment to that remote island from June 1940 to April 1941 was a metaphoric stepping-stone in the long Allied struggle against the Axis powers in the North Atlantic, building what ultimately became a secure strategic bridge for the deployment of the forces that liberated Europe.

“Resigned to My Sad Fate”

Abstract: In September 1914, forty-one-year-old artist Arthur Nantel, from Montreal, Quebec, enlisted as a private in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Travelling overseas with the First Contingent, his trial by fire came during the Second Battle of Ypres, in April 1915. Captured during the battle, Private Nantel spent the rest of the war as a prisoner in Germany. During his captivity, Nantel left a unique visual legacy of his experiences. Based on several documents written by Nantel in 1919 and on thirty-one of his works of art held at the Canadian War Museum, this article explores his war service and works of art that provide a rare glimpse into the Allied prisoner of war experience in Germany.

Résumé: En septembre 1914, Arthur Nantel, un artiste montréalais de quarante et un ans, s’enrôlait comme soldat dans le Corps expéditionnaire canadien. Mobilisé au sein du premier contingent, Nantel subit son baptême de feu lors de la deuxième bataille d’Ypres, en avril 1915. Capturé pendant la bataille, l’artiste a laissé un héritage visuel unique, témoignant de son expérience de la captivité. Cet article, fondé sur des documents qu’il a rédigés en 1919 et sur trente et une de ses oeuvres qui se trouvent au Musée canadien de la guerre, examine son service militaire et donne un rare aperçu de l’expérience des prisonniers de guerre alliés en Allemagne.

Registration is Now Open! 


Keynote and Plenary Addresses: 
Jennifer Wellington
Bob Bergen
Geoffrey Hayes
Terry Copp

For more information and to register CLICK HERE.

Canadian Military History is a partnership between the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada and the Canadian War Museum – Musée canadien de la guerre.
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Register now for the 32nd Canadian Military History Colloquium

While not one of their webinar notices, the conference is being offered by the organization that Dominion Command has partnered with.  So it may be of interest to some members.


View this email in your browser

Registration is now open!

Hosted by the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada, the 32nd Canadian Military History Colloquium will be held in-person at Wilfrid Laurier University on 6-7 May 2022.

For full conference information visit studyofcanada.ca/cmhc.

Click Here to Register

Keynote Address


Jennifer Wellington is Assistant Professor of Modern History, University College Dublin. She studied English and Law at the Australian National University, and completed her PhD in History at Yale University, where her dissertation was awarded the Hans Gatzske Prize.  Her book, Exhibiting War, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. She is now investigating the broader history of war trophies from the early modern period to the present.

Plenary Addresses


Bob Bergen is author of the 2019 C.P. Stacey Award winner Scattering Chaff: Canadian Air Power and Censorship during the Kosovo War (University of Calgary Press), and has previously published Censorship; the Canadian News Media and Afghanistan: A Historical Comparison with Case Studies (Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary).
Geoffrey Hayes is a Professor of History at the University of Waterloo, and a Fellow at the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada. He is author of the 2017 C.P. Stacey Award winner Crerar’s Lieutenants: Inventing the Canadian Junior Army Officer, 1939-45 (UBC Press).
Terry Copp is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at Wilfrid Laurier University, and was the founding director of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, now the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada. His latest book Montreal at War 1914-1918 was published by UTP in December 2021.
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Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5

Canada