Posts Tagged ‘University of Toronto’

Upcoming Heritage Event: Celebrating the Battle of Bannockburn

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Battle of Bannockburn poster image

Join the St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto on Saturday, June 21, 2014, as they celebrate the 700th Anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn.

The Battle of Bannockburn: ”Scotland Then and Now” Symposium    

Date: 21 June 2014

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

Speakers:

  • Prof. Graeme Morton –   “The National Story Since Bannockburn.”
  • Brigadier General Julian Chapman –   “The Mechanics of War in 1314.”
  • Dr. Mairi Cowan – ” ‘The Saints of the Scottish Country Will Fight Today’.”
  • Prof. Andrew McDonald – “Bannockburn, Barbour’s ‘Bruce,’ and the  Reign of Robert I.”
  • Prof. Barbara Murison – “Bannockburn: a talisman for Scottish independence?”
  • Tickets: $20.00 In advance

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Buy your tickets here

Bannockburn Celtic Concert

Date: 21 June 2014

Times: Doors: 7:00 p.m., concert starts at 8:00 p.m.

Location: El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Ave., Toronto

Performers:

  • POOR ANGUS
  • BLAZING FIDDLES
  • CALEDON COUNTY & FRIENDS
  • TORONTO FIRE PIPES & DRUMS
  • MACDONNELL HIGHLAND DANCERS

Tickets: $25.00 In advance

Click here to download the full sized poster

Buy your tickets here

For more information about these, and other St. Andrew’s Society events, please visit their website at: http://www.standrews-society.ca/

Free Conference: The Art of Biography

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Fascinated by historical biography? If so, come on out to a free day-long conference on The Art of Biography. This conference is going to be an excellent opportunity to hear four prominent authors and historians discuss their approach to writing biography, with a focus on Canadian history.

The conference is taking place at the Jackman Humanities Building (corner of Bloor and St. George) in Toronto on Saturday March 22, 2014.

Please visit our Conference website or see the attached flyer for Program details: http://www.biographi.ca/en/article/art_of_biography.html

If you would like further information about this event or would like to confirm your attendance, please contact Michael Wilcox at 416-946-8593 or by email at: michael.wilcox@mail.utoronto.ca

FYI: Important Information Regarding the Canadian Archives Summit

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

“Towards a New Blueprint for Canada’s Recorded Memory”

A National, Regional and Online Discussion

OGS President, Shirley Sturdevant, recently received the following communique from Ian E. Wilson, former Librarian and Archivist of Canada:

The leaders of the Association of Canadian Archivists, the Council of Canadian Archives, L’association des Archivistes du Quebec and the Committee on the Archival System Task Force (CAST) have been planning a special Canadian Archives Summit, to be held at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, on January 17, 2014.  This is a unique opportunity for the Canadian archival community and our key partners to discuss, envision and create the archival services Canadians need and expect as we become a digital society.

The proceedings will be live streamed to 15 or 20 locations across the country where regional groups will listen to the series of 7 minute presentations and form their own discussion circles to feed ideas into the national conversation.  We see this as one step in a longer term process to develop consensus and allies on the future of archival services.  The proceedings will be kept live online for a month or two with a moderated discussion to allow all who are interested to voice their views; then we will prepare a report for consideration at annual meetings of various constituencies in May-June.

Genealogists and Family Historians are a key stakeholder group throughout Canada’s Archival community. As such, we have a vested interested in the future of our Archives. The OGS continues to be in close communication with the Summit’s organizing group, and will participate where opportunity permits.

Here are some links should you wish to learn more about this important Archival Summit:

The Canadian Archives Summit Program:

http://archivists.ca/sites/default/files/Attachments/Advocacy_attachments/canadian_archives_summit_program.pdf 

The Association of Canadian Archivists:

http://archivists.ca/content/canadian-archives-summit

The Archives Association of Ontario:

http://aao-archivists.ca/news/whats-new/263-canadian-archives-summit-on-january-17-2014

FYI: Former Patron makes Archival Donation

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Recently retired Senator and former Patron of the Ontario Genealogical Society, the honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy, has donated her Archival Records to the University of Toronto.

Read the full media release from the University of Toronto here

Upcoming Heritage Event for November 8, 2012

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

The University of Toronto’s Celtic Studies Department is hosting another of their Celtic Studies Speaker events.

Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Charbonnel Lounge, St. Michael’s College, 81 St. Mary Street, Toronto ON M5S 1J4 (map)

Topic: “Irish Women in 18th Century Newfoundland”

Speaker: Willeen Keough, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

Admission is Free.  All are welcome.  No registration required.

Contact Info:

celtic.studies@utoronto.ca

phone: 416-926-7145

This series is made possible by the generosity of a grant from The Irish Cultural Society of Toronto.