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17:30 28 March - 17:30 29 March 2014
The Annual Canadian Studies Conference: Canadian Cities: Past into Present
Lecture Theatre 103 |
UCL – Institute of the Americas
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom
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Richard Dennis, Professor, UCL-Geography, Richard read Geography as an undergraduate and postgraduate at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. His PhD thesis, 'Community and social interaction in a Victorian city: Huddersfield, 1850-1880', prepared the way for a book on English Industrial Cities of the Nineteenth Century: A Social Geography (Cambridge University Press, 1984). After a year as Junior Research Fellow in Geography at the University of Sheffield, he was appointed Lecturer at UCL in 1974, and promoted to Reader in 1991. He has also spent periods as a Leverhulme Research Fellow and Research Associate at the University of Toronto (1986-87), as Visiting Lecturer in Geography at UCLA (1982), and as Visiting Professor at Macalaster College and the University of Minnesota.
Phillip Mackintosh, Brock University
Michele Dagenais, Univesite de Montreal
The aims of the conference are: To explore how study of the history and historical geography of Canadian cities informs our understanding of present-day cities How the past is still present as palimpsest, heritage or memory in today's Canadian cities How knowledge and experience of today's cities informs and reshapes the questions we ask about Canadian cities in the past
The conference also marks Richard Dennis's 40 years at UCL. The presentations will reflect some of his interests in modernity, the social geography of late 19th and 20th-century cities, and the intersection of literary, visual and more broadly 'cultural' approaches to the study of cities with more social-science methods of study.
The conference begins at 17:30 28 March with a plenary session and a reception until 20:00. It resumes at 9.30 29 March with a full day of presentations until 17:30.
You are welcome to attend some or all of the conference.
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