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Conference – Canada 1919: A Country Shaped by War

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Thursday, January 17 to Saturday, January 19, 2019

Join world-renowned historians to explore different aspects of the First World War and its many legacies: the return of Indigenous veterans, the conflict’s impact on French Canada, the contributions of nurses, the challenges of forging peace from the ashes of war, and much more. Scholars and history buffs won’t want to miss this bilingual academic conference, organized by the Canadian War Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Victory 1918 – The Last 100 Days and in commemoration of the centenary of the end of the conflict.

Speakers include international and Canadian experts like Michael Neiberg, Catriona Pennell, J. L. Granatstein, David Bercuson, Tim Cook, and Margaret MacMillan, author of Paris 1919.

Generously supported by the Friends of the Canadian War Museum.

Registration Fees

Note: Proof of eligibility for the discounted rate may be requested.

Category Full Conference1 Friday Only2 Saturday Only3
Adults $175 $100 $100
Seniors
(65 and +)
$125 $75 $75
Students $125 $75 $75
Museum
employees
$125 $75 $75
Museum members /
volunteers
$125 $75 $75

1 Full conference registration includes two days of conference sessions (Friday and Saturday); a ticket to the Margaret MacMillan lecture (Thursday); refreshment breaks, lunch and dinner (Friday); and refreshment breaks and lunch (Saturday).
2 Friday registration includes one full day of the conference, refreshment breaks, lunch and dinner.
3 Saturday registration includes one full day of the conference, refreshment breaks and lunch.

 

Conference Program

Click here to view the Conference Program (PDF file)

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

5:30 p.m. – Conference Registration
Lobby

6:30 p.m. – Doors Open/Bar Service
LeBreton Gallery

7:30 p.m. – Keynote Address
LeBreton Gallery
Featuring Dr. Margaret MacMillan
With an introduction by Dr. J. L. Granatstein

 

Friday, January 18, 2019

8:00 a.m. – Conference Registration
Lobby

9:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks
Barney Danson Theatre
Featuring Dr. Tim Cook and Dr. J. L. Granatstein

9:15 a.m. – SESSION 1: The Canadian Corps Dissolves
Barney Danson Theatre
Featuring:
Dr. Dean Oliver – Demobilization: Canada and Newfoundland
Dr. William Stewart – Repatriation Planning and Soldiers’ Riots in Britain
Dr. Lyndsay Rosenthal – New Battlegrounds: Treating VD in Belgium and Germany, 1918–1919

10:45 a.m. – Coffee Break
Ateliers C + D

11:15 a.m. – SESSION 2: The Return of the Soldiers
Barney Danson Theatre
Featuring:
Dr. Kandace Bogaert – Dealing With the Wounded
Dr. Serge Durflinger – “L’honneur de notre race”: The Return of the 22nd Battalion (canadien-français) to Québec City, May 1919
Dr. Mélanie Morin-Pelletier – “At Peace With the Germans, but at War With the Germs”: Canadian Nurse Veterans in the Aftermath of the First World War

12:30 p.m. – Lunch
Ateliers C + D

1:45 p.m. – SESSION 3: The Impact of the War
Barney Danson Theatre
Featuring:
Dr. Kristine Alexander – Children and War
Dr. David Bercuson – The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919: The Role of the Veterans
Dr. Laura Brandon – Legacy of War: The Group of Seven and the Burlington House Exhibition

3:15 p.m. – Coffee Break
Ateliers C + D

3:45 p.m. – SESSION 4: Great Powers Reeling
Barney Danson Theatre
Featuring:
Dr. Jennifer Evans – Germany in 1919
Dr. Susan Whitney – France in 1919

5:00 p.m. – Curated Tour: Victory 1918 – The Last 100 Days
Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae Gallery
With Dr. Tim Cook and Dr. J. L. Granatstein

6:00 p.m. – Cocktails
Lobby

7:00 p.m. – Dinner and Keynote Address
The Café
Featuring Dr. Michael Neiberg – The US and 1919

 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

8:00 a.m. – Conference Registration
Lobby

9:00 a.m. – Keynote Address
Barney Danson Theatre
Featuring Professor Catriona Pennell – The Middle East

10:00 a.m. – Coffee Break
Ateliers C + D

10:30 a.m. – SESSION 5: The War Changes Canada
Barney Danson Theatre
Featuring:
Dr. Norman Hillmer – Growing Up Autonomous: Canada and Britain Through the First World War and Into the Peace
Dr. Mark Humphries – In Death’s Shadow: The 1918–19 Influenza Pandemic and War in Canada
Dr. Jeff Keshen – A Tentative Transformation: The Federal Government in the First World War

12:00 p.m. – Lunch
Ateliers C +D

1:00 p.m. – SESSION 6: The Postwar Military
Barney Danson Theatre
Featuring:
Dr. Doug Delaney – The Past Future of the Canadian and Other Dominion Armies in 1919
Dr. Roger Sarty – The Navy Reborn; An Air Force Created?: Parsimony, and the Burden of History in Making Canadian Defence Policy, 1919

2:00 p.m. – Coffee Break
Ateliers C + D

2:15 p.m. – SESSION 7: What Did It All Mean?
Barney Danson Theatre
Featuring:
Dr. Alan Bowker – The Long 1919: Hope, Fear, and Normalcy
Dr. Brian R. MacDowall – Demobilization and Colonialism: Indigenous Homecomings in 1919
Dr. Jonathan Vance – “Our Gallant Employees”: Corporate Commemoration in Postwar Canada

3:45 p.m. – Closing Remarks
Barney Danson Theatre
Featuring Dr. Tim Cook and Dr. J. L. Granatstein

 

Please note: The program is subject to change without notice.

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