The Old Sydney Society in Cape Breton hosts a monthly lecture series on historical topics. This month, Donnie Ward will be speaking on "James McConnell: Cape Breton Businessman, Politician, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian, 1873-1957." The lecture will take place at 7:30 pm, March. 25, 2010 at the Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science, located on the ground floor of Sydney's Lyceum at 225 George St.in Sydney, NS.
On March 17, as part of the Nova Scotia Historical Society lecture series, Emily Burton will present a talk entitled, "Rum and Regulation in Nova Scotia, 1780-1830." Emily Burton is a Doctoral Candidate at Dalhousie University.
The lecture will be held at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia at 6016 University Avenue in Halifax, following a short business meeting that will begin at 7:30 pm.
Oxford University Press Canada has just published the second edition of Atlantic Canada: A History by Margaret Conrad and James K. Hiller. The new edition provides coverage of the Atlantic provinces up to 2009. For more information, see the online catalogue entry, which includes the table of contents, special features and author information.
Saint Mary's University in Halifax is having four-day film and lecture series this week to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela. The location is the McNally Theatre, 923 Robie in Halifax unless otherwise indicated below: Feb 8
Talk: "From Actor to Activist" by Anthony Sherwood.
Chaired by Esther E. Enns, Dean of Arts.
Reception to follow.