Monday, May 29, 2017
TRSM 1-067 – Auditorium
What is our understanding of the history of Canada and Québec, and how does this understanding shape our relations and identities? Do Canadians from different backgrounds and of different ages perceive the past differently? As the country prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary, join Jocelyn Létourneau, professor of history at Laval University and 2006 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation fellow, and Andréanne LeBrun, doctoral student in history at Sherbrooke University and 2015 Trudeau scholar, to discuss the diversity of views of the past and the challenges and possibilities that these views carry for the future.
Jocelyn Létourneau is a researcher at CÉLAT (the interuniversity centre for studies in the humanities, arts and traditions) and a professor in the Historical Sciences Department at Université Laval. He served as the Canada Research Chair in Contemporary Political History and Economy in Québec from 2001 to 2015. Over the course of his career, he has been a fellow of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (at Germany’s Bielefeld University), the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ) and the Collegium de Lyon, as well as a Fulbright Scholar (UC Berkeley). He is a fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and has been a member of the Royal Society of Canada since 2005. He has published 18 books, 7 of which are solo works.
Andréanne LeBrun is a PhD candidate in history and a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Université de Sherbrooke. She is interested in issues that affect youth and education, and her recent work focused on the various citizenship and political participation models taught in postwar Québec. With the support of Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, she is continuing to explore the relationship between youth and citizenship in the second half of the 20th century in Québec and across Canada.
Simultaneous interpretation available. Lunch reception to follow.
This Big Thinking lecture is sponsored by: