Up Next: Mr Peter Hinton (Shaw Festival Theatre), “Why Shaw Now? A Modern Pygmalion,” 1:30PM, Friday November 27, 2015, in the Multi-Media Lab, Discovery Centre, MacOdrum Library.


The 2015 Shannon Lecture Series will be on the theme Performing History: Re-Staging the Past. We have five renowned speakers lined up for what promises to be a very exciting series:

Friday Sept 18 Dr Lisa Peschel (University of York, England) “Theatre and the Holocaust: Recently Rediscovered Scripts from the Terezín/Theresienstadt Ghetto”

Friday Oct 9 Dr Bruno Ramirez (University of Montreal) “Through Images, Words, and Sounds: Filmic Narration and Public History”

Friday Oct 23 Mr Maxime Durand (Ubisoft, Montreal) “From Dreams to Realities: Performing History in the Assassin’s Creed® Video Game Series”

Friday Nov 13 Dr Vanessa Agnew (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany) “Reenacting Genocide”

Friday Nov 27 Mr Peter Hinton (Shaw Festival Theatre) “Why Shaw Now? A Modern Pygmalion”

All lectures will take place in the Multi-Media Lab, Discovery Centre, MacOdrum Library starting at 1:30 followed by a reception in the History Lounge (433PA).

Please mark your calendars and look forward to more information through email, social media, and our department website as we approach September.