The Old Sydney Society in Cape Breton hosts a monthly lecture series on historical topics. On 27 January 2011, Matthew Cook will present "Going Down the Road: Rural Migration to the Sydney Steel Plant, 1899-1920."
Matthew's paper is the first historical study that draws on Sydney Steel Plant employment records. This award-winning essay has been published in the latest edition of The Nashwaak Review, which is to be launched at the January lecture.
Lectures take place at 7:30 pm at the Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science, located on the ground floor of Sydney's Lyceum at 225 George St., Sydney, NS.
The series is recorded for broadcast by Eastlink Television and streamed on the Internet at USTREAM. Video archives of past broadcasts can be viewed at any time.
In commemoration of the 225th anniversary of the founding of the Charitable Irish Society in Halifax, Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management has launched a new website celebrating the society's work and history.
The Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society will meet on Wednesday, 19 January 2011, at 7:30 pm at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia. Henry Roper will present a talk entitiled "Thomas Chandler Haliburton: Complications and Contradictions.”
The third paper in the Atlantic Canada Seminar Series will be presented on Tuesday, January 11. Dr. Bill Parenteau, Department of History, University of New Brunswick, will speak on "Incendiarism and the Transformation of the New Brunswick Forest Industries, 1918-1939."
The seminar will be held in Tilley Hall, room 028, on the Fredericton campus of the University of New Brunswick, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Please note: a short paper will be pre-circulated to those who plan to attend. Please contact the Series Chair, Sasha Mullally (sasham [at] unb [dot] ca) to receive your copy.