War Memories across Canada: New Documentaries Series III
Join Assoc. Prof. Geoffrey Bird as he presents his new documentary vignettes on topics related to the First and Second World Wars. Topics include war memorials, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Canada and Jewish refugees to Canada during the Second World War.
The War Heritage Research Initiative Lecure Series explores various aspects of history, heritage and memory of the world wars. The series will include a showcase the new War Memories across Canada documentary vignettes written, directed and produced by Bird, the project lead.
In addition, the series will welcome guest speakers throughout the year presenting on recent research.
Whereas war history is an essential cornerstone of this series, heritage and memory refer to the contemporary ways in which we remember and connect with the past. A range of topics, including how we remember, forget and silence the past, the invention of commemorative traditions, the traditions and relevance of how we remember, and the significance and meaning of war tourism are some of the topics we explore.
Please visit the War Heritage Research Initiative website for more information on the initiative.