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Oct. 24 4-6pm @yorku Prof. Bettina Bradbury: “Twists, turning points and tall shoulders: studying Canada and feminist histories”

Twists, turning points and tall shoulders: studying Canada and feminist histories: Bettina Bradbury

The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies: Robarts Lecture and Publication Launch Wednesday October 24 4 – 6 pm; Senate Chambers, 9th floor N Ross Building

A light reception will follow the lecture. RSVP by Wednesday October 17 to Laura Taman (llt@yorku.ca).

The Robarts Centre is very pleased to invite you to the ‘new series’ of Annual Robarts Lectures featuring our distinguished colleague Prof. Bettina Bradbury (Women’s Studies and History) speaking on “Twists, turning points and tall shoulders: studying Canada and feminist histories.” In this ‘intellectual biography,’ Prof. Bradbury will reflect on her career in and contributions to the study of Canada.

photo of Prof. Bradbury receiving FGS award.

An award-winning historian of Québec and family history, Prof. Bradbury has served the university in various roles, among others, as chair of Women’s Studies and as director ofthe graduate programme in History. She recently received the Faculty of Graduate Studies Teaching Award (see photo).

Here are some of Prof Bradbury’s publications (i selected some of those most clearly relevant to legal scholars)

“Colonial Comparisons: Rethinking Marriage, Civilization and Nation in 19th century White- Settler Societies,” in Phillip Buckner and G. Frances eds., Rediscovering the British World, (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, November, 2005), 135-58.

“Widows Negotiate the Law: The First Year of Widowhood in Early 19th Century Montreal,” in Tamara Myers and Bettina Bradbury, eds., Negotiating Identity in 19th and 20th Century Montreal (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2005), 120-48.

“Debating Dower: Patriarchy, Capitalism and Widows’ Rights in Lower Canada, ” in Tamara Myers, Kate Boyer, et. al. eds., Power, Place and Identity: Historical Studies of Social and Legal Regulation in Quebec (Montreal, Montreal History Group, 1998), 55-78.

“Creating a More Inclusive History – An overview of the challenges and solutions faced in integrating class, race and gender into survey courses, ” in Bettina Bradbury, Franca Iacovetta, Joan Sangster et. al. Teaching Women’s History (Athabaska, 1995), 37-48.

Alongside this public lecture, the Robarts Centre is also hosting its first collective book launch for Canadian-themed publications produced by members of the York University community. This is an occasion to celebrate the breadth of Canadianist research at York.