Island Lecture Series

Is the “Island way of life” lost when the ferry becomes a bridge?
with Janice Pettit
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 7 p.m. | SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge
The Island Lecture Series kicked off another season on Tuesday, October 16, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, featuring Ms. Janice Pettit speaking about her master’s research: “Is the ‘Island way of life’ lost when the ferry becomes a bridge?”
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ISLAND LECTURE SERIES MAY LECTURE
Anne of Charlottetown and Summerside: L.M. Montgomery’s Urban PEI
with Dr. Kate Scarth
Tuesday, May 15, 2017 | 7 p.m. | SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge
The May 2018 Island Studies Lecture took place on Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus and featured L.M. Montgomery scholar Dr. Kate Scarth speaking about “Anne of Charlottetown and Summerside: L.M. Montgomery’s Urban PEI.”This presentation followed Anne of Green Gables to urban PEI: to Charlottetown and Summerside. In Anne of Green Gables, Anne goes to Queen’s College—a fictional version of Prince of Wales College—and in Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne is the principal of Summerside High School. READ MORE…
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ISLAND STUDIES GUEST LECTURE
Alderney: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats!
with David Earl Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 7 p.m. | Main Building Faculty Lounge
A special guest lecture in the Island Studies Lecture Series was held Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus. It featured David Earl from Alderney, in the Channel Islands, speaking about Alderney: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats! The aim of this lecture was to paint a picture of the island and its people, as well illustrating its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The lecture will be followed by an opportunity for questions, answers, and suggestions!
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The Making of a Canadian Military Nursing Heroine
with Katherine Dewar
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 7 p.m. | Main Building Faculty Lounge
The April 2018 Island Studies Lecture was Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus and featured author Katherine Dewar speaking about “The Making of a Canadian Military Nursing Heroine.” The heroine in question is Prince Edward Island’s own Georgina Fane Pope (1862-1938) and is the subject of Katherine’s soon-to-be-released book from Island Studies Press: Called to Serve. READ MORE…

 

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Overcoming “Small Size” in the Caribbean: The Role of CARICOM
with Dr. Nand C. Bardouille
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 7 p.m. | Main Building Faculty Lounge
The March 2018 Island Studies Lecture took place on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, featuring Dr. Nand C. Bardouille speaking about the important role of regional integration in positioning Caribbean island states to overcome the disadvantages associated with “small size.”
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Unearthing the mysteries of Prehistoric PEI 
with Will Beckett
Tuesday February 13, 2018 | 7 p.m. | Main Building Faculty Lounge
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On Tuesday, February 13, Island filmmaker/photographer Will Beckett brought his childhood fascination with prehistoric life to the Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus. He spoke about the adventures behind his upcoming Web documentary series, Prehistoric PEI.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017| 7 p.m. | UPEI Main Building Faculty Lounge
Island Studies May Lecture: The Economic Success of Mauritius
with Ouma Cuniah
The May Island Studies Lecture was Tuesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, featuring Mauritius native and now Prince Edward Islander, Ms Ouma Cuniah, speaking about the economic success of her home island, Mauritius. READ MORE…
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 7 p.m. | UPEI Main Building Faculty Lounge
Island Studies April Lecture: Saint Helena: An island in flux
with Owen Jennings

The April Island Studies Lecture took place Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, featuring Master of Arts in Island Studies student Owen Jennings speaking about Saint Helena: An island in flux. READ MORE

 

 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 7 p.m. | UPEI Main Building Faculty Lounge
Island Studies March Lecture: “Scale and Governance” on Small Islands
with Dr. Peter Buker

 

The March Island Studies Lecture was Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, featuring Dr. Peter Buker speaking about scale and governance, including its effects on small islands such as Prince Edward Island.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 7 p.m. | UPEI Main Building Faculty Lounge
Island Studies February Lecture: PEI and the Maggies: Long-standing Connections

Georges Arsenault 2The February Island Studies Lecture was Thursday, February 23, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, featuring Island historian Georges Arsenault, speaking about connections between Prince Edward Island and the Magdalen Islands. Arsenault has explored links going as far back as 250 years to the pre-Deportation years when Islanders sailed to the Maggies to participate in the walrus hunt. READ MORE and watch the video…


Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 7 p.m. | UPEI Main Building Faculty Lounge
Island Studies January Lecture: Focus on Ireland

The January Island Studies Lecture was Tuesday, January 17, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, featuring graduate student Erin Rowan speaking about her research on “islandness” in Ireland. She was joined by Eoin O Beaglaoich, a visiting lecturer in Irish culture and language at UPEI, and musician in residence at Holland College. READ MORE and watch the video…

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L-R: Dr. Lisha O’Sullivan and Dr. Emer Ring, professors at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick; Dr. Ring’s daughter Iseult; and UPEI graduate student Erin Rowan at Cill Rialaig Famine Village, County Kerry, Ireland.

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 7 p.m. | UPEI Main Building Faculty Lounge, UPEI

Dr. Sharon Myers presents Island Studies December Lecture:
The Murderous Mother and the Meanings of Minnie McGee

The December Island Studies Lecture was Tuesday, December 6, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus, featuring Dr. Sharon Myers speaking about “The Murderous Mother and the Meanings of Minnie McGee.”

mmcgeeIn July 1912, 36-year-old Minnie McGee (nee Mary Cassidy, 1875-1953) of St. Mary’s Road, was tried and sentenced to hang for the murder of her son. While charged only in the death of 10-year-old John, evidence suggests she had killed all six of her children during the same week that spring.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | 7 p.m. | UPEI Main Building Faculty Lounge, UPEI

Dr. Jean Mitchell presents Island Studies November Lecture:
Stories of Weathering Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu:  Leaf-houses, Flying Foxes, and Body Bags

jean-mitchellThe November Island Studies Lecture featured Dr. Jean Mitchell sharing Stories of Weathering Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu: Leaf-houses, Flying Foxes, and Body Bags.
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October 18, 2016 | 7 p.m. | UPEI Main Building Faculty Lounge, UPEI

Dr. Edward MacDonald presents Island Studies October Lecture:
The Romance of Prince Edward Island: A Tour Through the 1941 Visitors’ Guide

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The Island Studies Lectures Series gets under way for a new season on Tuesday, October 18, at 7 p.m. in the SDU Main Building Faculty Lounge on the UPEI campus. Kicking off the season is UPEI historian Edward MacDonald, who will present a public lecture, “The Romance of Prince Edward Island: A Tour Through the 1941 Visitors’ Guide.”
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