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Building a Memory of the First World War 1917-2017
April 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
At Heritage London Foundation’s AGM at the Elsie Perrin Williams Estate on April 3rd, after the 6.30 p.m. business meeting and the awards ceremony for the World War I High School History Project, we will introduce our guest speaker.
Professor Jonathan Vance, Distinguished University Professor and holder of the J B. Smallman Chair in History at Western University, has titled his presentation “Building a Memory of the First World War 1917-2017”.
In his talk, Dr. Vance will discuss the circumstances that made 1917 a crucial year in the Great War and in Canadian nationhood, and how people like Lt. Col Hadley Williams M.D. might have built their community’s memory of the war, not only in the imagination, but also in stone.
Professor Vance teaches military history, Canadian history, and social memory. His current research focuses on the First World War, Canadian culture, and prisoners of war.
Professor Vance will be speaking at approximately 7.30 p.m. and members of the public are welcome to join us for his talk.
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