On October 22, 2008, Dr. Valerie Korinek, head of the History Department and author of Roughing It in Suburbia: Reading Chatelaine Magazine in the Fifties and Sixties, will be presenting a public history lecture titled “Re-orienting Prairie History: Three Portraits of Prairie Activism."
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Valerie Korinek's lecture introduces members of the general public and university community to the histories of gay and lesbian communities in the prairie provinces in the post-WWII era. “Re-orienting Prairie History” utilizes three case studies of four prairie residents – Norman Dahl, Lilja Stephanson, Evelyn Rogers and Maureen Irwin – to illustrate how a more inclusive social history of the contemporary prairies challenges our pre-conceived notions of the place and its possibilities. The lecture is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation.
The lecture promises to be marvelous in its own right, but it also represents the start of something very special for our department. It is the first in a new annual lecture series created and hosted by the History Graduate Students Commitee (HGSC) in honour of the late Dave de Brou, an inspirational colleague and teacher who died suddenly in 2004.
Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The lecture will be held at the Frances Morrison Library Theatre, 311-23rd Street East. Doors open at 6:00pm and the lecture will begin at 7:00pm. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.