Chris Hodson, Keynote Speaker Acadians of the St. John River

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When:
August 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Where:
Government House, Fredericton
51 Woodstock Rd
Fredericton
New Brunswick E3B 9L8
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Fredericton Region Museum
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Chris Hodson, Keynote Speaker Acadians of the St. John River

Acadians of the St. John River speaker series Keynote Lecture by Christopher Hodson
Life On The Edge: A Human History of the Grand Dérangement

(Fredericton, NB – August 18, 2019) – The expulsion of Acadians to international destinations from the Falkland Islands to the Caribbean will be the focus of historian Christopher Hodson’s keynote presentation in the Acadians of the St. John River speaker series.

This FREE event takes place at 6:30 pm Wednesday, August 28 at Government House, 51 Woodstock Road. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to attend.

Christopher Hodson teaches in the Department of History at Brigham Young University in Utah. His first book, The Acadian Diaspora: An Eighteenth-Century History, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. He has published articles on French, colonial, and Atlantic history in French Historical Studies, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Early American History, History Compass, and Outre-mers: revue d’histoire.

In his keynote presentation, Hodson argues that the violent expulsion of the Acadians that begin in 1755 triggered profound, permanent changes throughout what are now the Canadian Maritimes. Those tragic events also scattered Acadians to the far corners of an expanding imperial world – from the Falkland Islands to the Caribbean to the landlocked heartland of France and beyond.

This lecture journeys with the Acadians to trace out the contours of that world, and to explore the ways in which the horrors of the grand dérangement transformed its victims on the most intimate scale.

The Acadians of the St. John River speaker series is made possible with a grant from the Open Academy of the Royal Society of Canada as well as the support of the York Sunbury Historical Society and Conférences Alphée-Belliveau, Department of French, University of New Brunswick.

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For further information, please contact:

Dr. Chantal Richard, Guest Curator, Pointe Sainte-Anne Exhibit
506-447-3246
University of New Brunswick
Chantal.richard@gmail.com

Melynda Jarratt, Executive Director,
Fredericton Region Museum
506-455-6041
frederictonregionmuseum@gmail.com

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