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Representations of Colonization and De-colonization Lecture Series

Representations of Colonization and De-colonization Lecture Series

Mark your calendars! The University of King’s College presents Representations of Colonization and De-colonization. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this eight-lecture series draws from art, museology, literature, science and philosophy and features public lectures by leading international authorities on the ramifications of, and resistance to, the exploitation and systemic marginalization of Indigenous and Black communities and their cultures in Canada and abroad.

The series runs from January 24th to April 11th and features leading scholars from Canada and the U.S.

Among the featured public speakers is Ingrid Waldron, Professor and HOPE Chair in Peace & Health at McMaster University, whose ground-breaking book, There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities (2019), was made into a feature-length documentary directed by Elliot Page and Ian Daniel. On March 14th, Professor Waldron will be discussing the legacies of struggle and resistance in the fight against environmental racism in Canada.

All lectures are open to the public and start at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall at King’s College, except for the February 7th, March 14th, and April 11th events, which will take place on Zoom.

We kindly ask that participants pre-register for the virtual events by following the links below.

Video recordings of the lectures will be posted on the events’ webpage.

Questions can addressed to:

Justina Spencer: Justina.spencer@ukings.ca

Tim Clarke: tim.clarke@ukings.ca

 

Downloadable Poster

 

Scheduled Public Lectures


Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 – 7 p.m., Alumni Hall, King’s College

“The Display of a Haudenosaunee Silk Patchwork Quilt at the Caughnawaga Grand Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition”

 

Dr. Lisa Binkley, Assistant Professor, History Department, Dalhousie University

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 – 7 p.m. AST on Zoom, pre-register here

“’He is remarkable for…wearing a Handkerchief tied round his Head’: Resistance as Escape and Cultural Retention in Art and the Fugitive Slave Archive”


Dr. Charmaine A. Nelson,
Provost Professor of Art History, Department of History of Art and Architecture and Director, Slavery North Initiative, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 – 7 p.m., Alumni Hall, King’s College

“Of Good Africans & Witch Doctors: The Entangled Story of How West African Activists Worked to Decolonize Late Colonial Film”

 

Dr. Philip Zachernuk, Associate Professor, History Department, Dalhousie University

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2023 – 7 p.m., Alumni Hall, King’s College

“Nuclear Exposures: Photographic Archives of Canadian Uranium Mining”

 

Dr. Aaron Wright, Carnegie Professor in Humanities and Computing at the University of King’s College & Dalhousie University, History of Science and Technology Program, Department of History and Faculty of Computer Science.

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Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 – 7 p.m. ADT on Zoom, pre-register here

“A History of Violence: Legacies of Struggle and Resistance in the Fight Against Environmental Racism in Canada”

 

Dr. Ingrid Waldron, Professor & HOPE Chair in Peace and Health, Department of History, McMaster University

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Tuesday, March 28th, 2023 – 7 p.m., Alumni Hall, King’s College

“Representation of De-Colonization at a Generation Removed”

 


Dr. Asha Jeffers
, Assistant Professor, Department of English & Gender and Women’s Studies, Dalhousie University

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 – 7 p.m., Alumni Hall, King’s College

“Illavut/ Our Relatives: Transforming Relations Between Inuit and Institutions Through Care, Mentorship, and Collaboration”

 

Dr. Heather Igloliorte, Tier 1 University Research Chair in Circumpolar Indigenous Arts & Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2023 – 7 p.m. ADT on Zoom, pre-register here

“Silenced Spaces: Tactile & Aural Legacies of the Dutch Atlantic”

 


Dr. Anuradha Gobin
, Associate Professor, Department of Art & Art History, University of Calgary

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