“Confederation and National Myth-Making”
Thursday, May 11, 2017
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2117, University of Toronto
Co-hosted by the TDSB @ UofT History Conference
The Scholars’ Roundtable will bring together graduate students, faculty, and Toronto School District high school students to explore what it means to study history. This year, the roundtable will explore the following questions: Where do milestone events in a single nation’s history, such as the Confederation of Canada is 1867, fit into our approaches to the study of history? Why have such events acquired the status of national myth? Which individuals and stories have been marginalized in the writing of national histories? The panel will be moderated by Dr. Steve Penfold (University of Toronto) and will feature discussion by Professors Brian Gettler, David Wilson, and Cecilia Morgan (University of Toronto).