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Webinar: Carla-Jean Stokes on Canadian First World War Photography

These webinars, which are offered in partnership with Dominion Command, may be of interest to some members.


“We Must See Our Men”: Canada’s Official First World War Photographs
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CARLA-JEAN STOKES

“We Must See Our Men”: Canada’s Official First World War Photographs 

November 3rd, 7:30 PM ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

Registration is required, but you do not need a Zoom account to watch.

Register HERE

This talk will explore the history of Canada’s official First World War photography program from its inception in 1916 to its conclusion in 1919. We will meet each of Canada’s war photographers and examine their individual styles through viewing digitized vintage prints from the war. This investigation of original photographs will allow us to learn more about the materiality and complex lives of printed objects.

 

CARLA-JEAN STOKES is a writer, lecturer, and curator of war photographs. She has an MA in history from Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as an MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management. In 2015, she won the Photographic Historical Society of Canada thesis prize for work, “British Official First World War Photographs, 1916-1918: Arranging and Contextualizing a Collection of Prints at the Art Gallery of Ontario.” She also received the 2019 Elaine Ling Fellowship from the Ryerson Image Centre for her project: “‘Somewhere in France:’ Contextualizing the Ryerson Image Centre’s Collection of Canadian First World War Photographs.”

UPCOMING WEBINARS

17 November
Dr. Lloyd Axworthy and Olivia Fernandes
“The Ottawa Treaty Today”
In Partnership with the Canadian Land Mine Foundation
Click HERE to Register

1 December | Speaker Series
Alistair Edgar
“Give War a Chance: Are Peace-Building and Stabilization a Bust after Afghanistan?”
Click HERE to Register

Presented by:
Click here to listen to the latest episode of On War & SocietyOh What A Visual War with Beatriz Pichel.

On War & Society features authors discussing their research, the challenges associated with doing history, and life ‘behind the book.’

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[REMINDER] Webinar: 150 Years Before Touro – The Navy’s Hospitals On Mare Island, 1856 To 1957

A reminder of an up-coming webinar, which includes some local military history, that may be of interest to our membership.


WEBINAR: 150 YEARS BEFORE TOURO – THE NAVY’S HOSPITALS ON MARE ISLAND, 1856 TO 1957

Being the story of the hallowed ground upon which you walk every day

Nov 4, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/94264305868?pwd=QkkzUjU3TDNSaldvTVh3cGNVdDhRUT09 (registration not required)

Thomas L Snyder, MD

Tom Snyder is a retired urologist and naval officer. In retirement, he has combined
his naval and medical interests to work on a history of the first Navy’s first west coast hospital, on Mare Island. He’s the founding executive director of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine, which sponsors academic panels, offers graduate student travel and research grants, and awards a biennial Harold D Langley Book Prize for Excellence in the History of Maritime Medicine. Tom is a Companion in the Naval Order of the United States, America’s oldest naval history organization. At Albany Medical College, Tom founded and coordinates the Albany Base Hospital No 33 Society, an alumni military affinity group. At home in Vallejo, he frequently lectures to local groups on the history of maritime and military medicine and writes a blog, Of Ships and Surgeons – Notes on Maritime Medicine, Past and Present. He has published several articles on maritime medical history.

 

Flyer: tuc-historic-webinar.pdf

Webinar: 150 Years Before Touro – The Navy’s Hospitals On Mare Island, 1856 To 1957

An up-coming webinar, which includes some local military history, that may be of interest to our membership.


WEBINAR: 150 YEARS BEFORE TOURO – THE NAVY’S HOSPITALS ON MARE ISLAND, 1856 TO 1957

Being the story of the hallowed ground upon which you walk every day

Nov 4, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/94264305868?pwd=QkkzUjU3TDNSaldvTVh3cGNVdDhRUT09 (registration not required)

Thomas L Snyder, MD

Tom Snyder is a retired urologist and naval officer. In retirement, he has combined
his naval and medical interests to work on a history of the first Navy’s first west coast hospital, on Mare Island. He’s the founding executive director of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine, which sponsors academic panels, offers graduate student travel and research grants, and awards a biennial Harold D Langley Book Prize for Excellence in the History of Maritime Medicine. Tom is a Companion in the Naval Order of the United States, America’s oldest naval history organization. At Albany Medical College, Tom founded and coordinates the Albany Base Hospital No 33 Society, an alumni military affinity group. At home in Vallejo, he frequently lectures to local groups on the history of maritime and military medicine and writes a blog, Of Ships and Surgeons – Notes on Maritime Medicine, Past and Present. He has published several articles on maritime medical history.

 

Flyer: tuc-historic-webinar.pdf

Webinar: Joy Porter on Trauma and Indigenous Masquerade

These webinars, which are offered in partnership with Dominion Command, may be of interest to some members.


The remarkable story of Canadian soldier and poet, Frank Prewett
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JOY PORTER

That Talented Canadian, Mr. Frank Prewett: Trauma and Indigenous Masquerade in the Wake of the First World War

October 6th, 3:30 PM ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

Registration is required, but you do not need a Zoom account to watch.

CLICK HERE to Register

Buried alive by shell-fire in April 1918, Frank Prewett emerged from French soil convinced he could see and commune with the dead. He poured all of this and much else into some of the most moving but under-discussed poetry of the war.

His brooding good looks and claims of Iroquois ancestry attracted both sexes. While the two convalesced from shell-shock in the Scottish borders, the British poet and aristocrat Siegfried Sassoon fell deeply in love with him. Sassoon introduced Prewett to the cream of the British literary world and Prewett took up residence in the fabulous Oxfordshire home of the “daughter of a thousand earls”, Lady Ottoline Morrell. Virginia Woolf published Prewett’s poetry, he was painted by Dorothy Brett and befriended by Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Edmund Blunden, Wilfred Owen and Robert Graves.

Amidst the heady vertigo of pandemic-ridden, post-war England, this remarkable Canadian became the toast of elite British literary society—that is, until it all crashed around his ears.

JOY PORTER is Leverhulme Major Research Fellow and PI of the Treatied Spaces Research Group at the University of Hull, U.K. (treatiedspaces.com) where she researches Indigenous, environmental, and diplomatic themes in an interdisciplinary context. Fascinated by the mind, by what makes us love, persevere, transcend and escape the legacies of conflict, her work exposes how culture impacts the world.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

3 November | Speaker Series
Carla-Jean Stokes
“‘We must see our men’: Canada’s Official First World War Photographs”
Click HERE to Register

1 December | Speaker Series
Alistair Edgar
“Give War a Chance: Are Peace-Building and Stabilization a Bust after Afghanistan?”
Click HERE to Register

Presented by:
Click here to listen to the latest episode of On War & SocietyThe American War in Vietnam with Robert Thompson.

On War & Society features authors discussing their research, the challenges associated with doing history, and life ‘behind the book.’

Copyright © 2021 LCMSDS, All rights reserved.

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

Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies · 75 University Ave W · Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5 · Canada

Webinar: Joy Porter on Trauma and Indigenous Masquerade

Dominion Command of the Royal Canadian Legion has partnered with the folks at the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, who have been providing webinars and these articles throughout the pandemic.  A great benefit for members and non-members alike.


The remarkable story of Canadian soldier and poet, Frank Prewett
View this email in your browser

JOY PORTER

That Talented Canadian, Mr. Frank Prewett: Trauma and Indigenous Masquerade in the Wake of the First World War

October 6th, 3:30 PM ET

The webinar is FREE on Zoom.

Registration is required, but you do not need a Zoom account to watch.

CLICK HERE to Register

Buried alive by shell-fire in April 1918, Frank Prewett emerged from French soil convinced he could see and commune with the dead. He poured all of this and much else into some of the most moving but under-discussed poetry of the war.

His brooding good looks and claims of Iroquois ancestry attracted both sexes. While the two convalesced from shell-shock in the Scottish borders, the British poet and aristocrat Siegfried Sassoon fell deeply in love with him. Sassoon introduced Prewett to the cream of the British literary world and Prewett took up residence in the fabulous Oxfordshire home of the “daughter of a thousand earls”, Lady Ottoline Morrell. Virginia Woolf published Prewett’s poetry, he was painted by Dorothy Brett and befriended by Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Edmund Blunden, Wilfred Owen and Robert Graves.

Amidst the heady vertigo of pandemic-ridden, post-war England, this remarkable Canadian became the toast of elite British literary society—that is, until it all crashed around his ears.

JOY PORTER is Leverhulme Major Research Fellow and PI of the Treatied Spaces Research Group at the University of Hull, U.K. (treatiedspaces.com) where she researches Indigenous, environmental, and diplomatic themes in an interdisciplinary context. Fascinated by the mind, by what makes us love, persevere, transcend and escape the legacies of conflict, her work exposes how culture impacts the world.

UPCOMING WEBINARS

3 November | Speaker Series
Carla-Jean Stokes
“‘We must see our men’: Canada’s Official First World War Photographs”
Click HERE to Register

1 December | Speaker Series
Alistair Edgar
“Give War a Chance: Are Peace-Building and Stabilization a Bust after Afghanistan?”
Click HERE to Register

Presented by:
Click here to listen to the latest episode of On War & SocietyThe American War in Vietnam with Robert Thompson.

On War & Society features authors discussing their research, the challenges associated with doing history, and life ‘behind the book.’

Copyright © 2021 LCMSDS, All rights reserved.

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

Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies · 75 University Ave W · Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5 · Canada