Island Lecture Series

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

Ed MacDonald

 

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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