The War Heritage Research Initiative Lecure Series explores various aspects of history, heritage, and memory of the world wars. The Series will include a showcase the new ‘War Memories across Canada’ documentary vignettes, written, directed and produced by Dr. Geoffrey Bird, the project lead and associate professor at RRU. In addition, we will welcome guest speakers throughout the year presenting on recent research. Whereas war history is an essential cornerstone of this series, heritage and memory refer to the contemporary ways in which we remember and connect with the past. A range of topics, including how we remember, forget, and silence the past, the invention of commemorative traditions, he relevance of what and how we remember, and the significance and meaning of war tourism are some of the topics we explore.
Please visit the War Heritage Research Initiative website for more information on the initiative.