Commemorating the Past, Creating Identity

Date:February 22, 2017
Time:2:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Ontario and Canada at Fulford Place! This Heritage Week, the museum kicks off a series of free weekly talks exploring our history and identity. This event is presented as part of MyOntario – A vision over time, a conversation among Ontarians about our experiences, identities, values and aspirations.

Hear thought-provoking research on the intersections of monuments, museums, event commemorations and identity creation. Explore how the present changes our understandings of the past, and how narratives of the past shape the way we define ourselves today.

Brittney Anne Bos, PhD (Queen’s University) – 'The Monument is Intended to be...': How Creators Commemorate Character and Individuals Interpret Identities (Statues of Ontario)
Ashley Clarkson, PhD Candidate (Carleton University) – Pier 21: An Anchor for Stories
Breanna Lester, PhD Candidate (Carleton University) – Sculpting, Exhibiting and Teaching Nationhood: An Examination of Canada's First World War Centenary