Shannon Lectures, 2016
Co-convenors: Christine Chisholm and Susanne M. Klausen
The Shannon Lectures in History is a series of thematically linked public lectures offered annually at Carleton University made possible through the Shannon Donation, a major anonymous gift from a friend of the Department of History. Click here for further information about the Shannons.
The Shannon Lecture Series for 2016 examines the social, intellectual and cultural history of health, sickness, disease and medicine. The lectures will consider cultural perceptions of the body, health and illness and will tease out the shifting patterns of treatment.
Critical Care: Treatment of Body and Mind in Social and Cultural History
The lecture will take place in the Multi-Media Lab, Discovery Centre (482), 4th floor MacOdrum Library starting at 2:30pm, followed by a reception in the History Lounge (433PA) at 4pm.
Friday, September 30, 2016
“Trials of Madness: Civil Law and Lunacy in a Trans-Atlantic World During the 18th and 19th Centuries”
Dr. James Moran (Department of History, University of Prince Edward Island)
Special Reception Event: During the reception guests will have the opportunity to explore the Remedies, Elixirs, and Medical Men exhibit from the Pinhey’s Point Foundation, which explores health care in nineteenth-century March Township and Bytown, drawing on documentation and artifacts from Ottawa’s Pinhey family and their circle. The Hon. Hamnett Pinhey apprenticed in London with a surgeon, and though he never practised the profession he brought a ship apothecary kit and numerous medical books with him to Canada in 1820 and assisted neighbours with medical problems on the frontier in the absence of physicians. The exhibit also surveys the lives of Dr A.J. Christie of Bytown, Pinhey’s son-in-law Dr Hamnett Hill, and Christie’s grandson who had a pharmacy on Sparks Street in the 1870s and an aerated water factory on Queen. These Ottawa personalities and a selection of Pinhey’s 18th and 19th century medical books are set in the context of changing medical knowledge over the course of the 19th century.
The exhibition will be housed in Carleton University’s Department of History, 4th floor Paterson Hall, from September through December 2016.
Friday, October 14, 2016
“Escaping Judgement/Embracing Judgement: Disability, Protection and Liberty in Twentieth Century Ontario”
Dr. Melanie Panitch (School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University)
Co-sponsored by the Disability Studies Program, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies
Special Reception Event: During the reception of the October 14th lecture, Carleton University’s Disability Research Group will launch Envisioning Technologies, an accessible exhibit dedicated to the history of educational technologies for people who are blind or partially sighted in Canada from 1820-present.
Friday, November 18, 2016
“Medicare and Medicine Chests: Indian Hospitals and the Construction of National Health in Postwar Canada”
Dr. Maureen Lux (Department of History, Brock University)
Co-sponsored by the Department of Health Sciences
More information to follow.
Friday, December 2, 2016
“A Cultural History of Caring for the Dead Body”
Dr. Thomas Laqueur (Department of History, UC Berkeley)
More information to follow.