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Lecture series explores Ottawa history


A winter lecture series running at the Main branch auditorium views Ottawa and eastern Ontario history from an environmental perspective. Four academic historians each discuss an aspect of local history with environmental impacts and outcomes as their primary focus.

  • Dr. Daniel Macfarlane began the series on January 18 with a talk about the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project. Macfarlane explored the ‘environmental diplomacy’ surrounding the construction of the seaway and examined governmental attitudes on both sides of the border towards nature and technology.
  • On February 16 William McKnight recounted the relatively brief history of Ottawa's Dominion Fisheries Museum.


Listen to Macfarlane's talk:


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The lecture series is sponsored by Network in Canadian History and Environment