Souvenirs from Thule: The Material Culture of Movement in Canada and Iceland, 1000-1969

  • Munk 208N 1 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON

Date: Monday, January 26, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Room 208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs

Title: Souvenirs from Thule: The Material Culture of Movement in Canada and Iceland, 1000-1969

Laurie Bertram of the U of T’s History Department will discuss a selection of artifacts from Canadian-Icelandic exchanges over the past millennium. These will illuminate the distinct challenges and opportunities that northern migration histories present to the more conventional southern frameworks of contact, colonialism, and development.

Speaker: Dr. Laurie Bertram is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s History Department. Professor Bertram’s research, public history practice and teaching interests focus on material culture (history of objects) and ways of seeing in Canada, Iceland, and Scandinavia.

This event is part of our Arctic Speakers’ Series in conjunction with the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation.