Past Lectures

2016:

Here is my schedule of guest lectures for October, November and December 2016. Click on the links for more information including times and ticket prices:

October 26, 2016, The Royal Commonwealth Society of Toronto Speaker Series: The Queen and Commonwealth, Arts and Letters Club, Toronto

November 2, 2016, Magna Carta and the Making of the Modern World, Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora.

November 7, 2016, The Stateswoman: Perceptions of Female Leaders in 20th and 21st Centuries, Temple Emanu-el Lecture Series, Toronto

November 20, 2016, Victorian Christmas Traditions, Toronto’s 1st Post Office, Toronto 

December 1-19, 2016: 6 Lectures about Royalty and the Atlantic World Aboard the Azamara Quest during the Costa Rica, Panama Canal and ABCs cruise

2015

October 21, 2015 2:00pm and October 22, 2015 8pm Magna Carta and the Modern World, Fort York, Toronto, Ontario

October 14, 2015 2:00pm and October 15, 2015 8pm, King Edward I “Longshanks” and Magna Carta in 1300, Fort York, Toronto, Ontario

October 13, 2015 6:30pm King John and the Magna Carta, Deer Park Library, Toronto, Ontario

October 7, 2015 2:00pm and October 8, 2015 8pm King John and the Making of Magna Carta, Fort York, Toronto, Ontario

October 2, 2015 12:00pm  The 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta at the Rotary Club, Toronto

September 29, 2015 7:00pm  “Magna Carta and the Making of the Modern World” at the University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan 

September 28, 2015 12:00pm Magna Carta and the Making of the Modern World” at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 

September 24, 2015  2:00pm Peter the Great and the Building of St. Petersburg, Deer Park Library, Toronto, Ontario

August 16 2015 2:00pm “Women and Magna Carta” lecture at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Manitoba

August 15 2015 2:00pm: “Magna Carta and the Modern World” lecture at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Manitoba

August 14 2015 7:00 pm: Speaking and Signing at McNally Robinson bookstore , Winnipeg, Manitoba

June 25, 2015 Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada,  Canadian Royal Heritage Trust, 7:30pm, Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Ave., Toronto

June 12, 2015 Book Signing at Chapters Rideau, Ottawa, 12pm

May 30, 2015 “The Georgian Royal Image” Toronto Regency Society, Jane Austen Festival, Market Gallery, Toronto, May 30, 2:30pm

May 28, 2015 “Women and Magna Carta” TedxTheAnnexWomen 2015 Event, the University Club, Toronto

May 27, 2015 Scholars as Critics: Higher Education, Media and Society, Ryerson University, Toronto,  2:30pm. (See below left for further information)Scholars as Critics

May 21, 2015 “Queenship and Power in 16th Century Europe: “The Monstrous Regiment of Women,” Deer Park Public Library, 6:30pm

April 7, 2015 King John and the Making of Magna Carta, Spur Festival, Young Scholars Day, University of Toronto, 2:15pm

March 9, 2015 “Magna Carta and the Modern Commonwealth” Royal Commonwealth Society, Commonwealth Day at Queen’s Park, 11:30am

January 29, 2015 “Magna Carta and Its Gifts to Canada” Ontario Library Association Super Conference Toronto, 1pm followed by book flyer signing

 

2014

January 18, 2014, 11:30am “Royal Babies” Toronto Branch, The Monarchist League of
Canada, Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Ave., 1 block, south of Lawrence at Yonge St.

January 31, 2014, 10am “The Queen in Canada: The History and Future of the Canadian Monarchy” Later Life Learning, Crossroads United Church (Auditorium), 690 Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd.Kingston, Ontario

February 13, 2014, 12:30pm, “The Battle for Moorish Spain: A 21st Century Perspective” University Lecture Series, University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Markham Campus.

February 18, 2014, 6:30pm “The Queen in Canada” Toronto Public Library, Kennedy, Eglinton Branch,  Kennedy/Eglinton, 2380 Eglinton Avenue East

February 26, 2014, 12:30pm “The Battle for Moorish Spain: A 21st Century Perspective” University Lecture Series, University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, St. George Campus,

March 10, 2014, 12pm, “The Battle for Moorish Spain: A 21st Century Perspective” University Lecture Series, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, Oakville Campus

March 13, 2014 8pm “Royalty and the Media” Nerd Nite, Toronto.

April 12, 2014, 12:30pm, “Lord Lorne, Princess Louise and the Emergence of the Canadian Crown,” Royal Commonwealth Society, Toronto Branch.

June 13, 2014 “Royalty and the Media” Canadian Royal Heritage Trust, 7:30pm, Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Ave., Toronto.

June 25, 2014 “Lord Lorne, Princess Louise and the Emergence of the Canadian Crown,” Freedmen of the City of London, Toronto, 6:30pm

Fall, 2014

September 22, 2014 “King John and the Making of Magna Carta” University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Oakville Campus

October 2, 2014, “Peter the Great and the Founding of St. Petersburg,” Burlington Probus Club

October 8, 2014, “King John and the Making of Magna Carta” University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies University Lecture Series, St. George Campus

October 16, “King John and the Making of Magna Carta” University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies, Markham Campus

November 20, “Peter the Great and the Founding of St. Petersburg,” Nerd Nite Toronto

2013

January 27, 2013, 2pm “Changing Portrayals of Royalty in the Media” Queen’s University Institute for Lifelong Learning, Sunday Afternoon Lecture Series, Kingston, Ontario

February 14, 2013, 12:30pm “Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette: Queenship and Revolution” University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies University Lecture Subscription Series, Markham Campus, Ontario.

April 26, 2013, 12:30pm “The History and Future of Canada’s Monarchy” University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies University Lecture Subscription Series, St. George Campus, Toronto, Ontario.

June 21, 2013, 2pm, “Queen Elizabeth II in Canada” Toronto Public Library, Don Mills Branch, Toronto, Ontario.

June 27, 2013, 7:30pm “Link of Dynasties: Queen Henrietta Maria and the Monarchy” The Canadian Royal Heritage Trust, Blessed Sacrament Church Hall (Yonge and Lawrence), Toronto, Ontario.

September 23, 2013 “Peter the Great and the Founding of St. Petersburg” University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, University Lecture Series, Oakville Campus

October 4, 2013 “Peter the Great and the Founding of St. Petersburg” University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, University Lecture Series, St. George Campus

October 10, 2013 “Peter the Great and the Founding of St. Petersburg” University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, University Lecture Series, Markham Campus

2012

October 11, 2012, 12:30pm  “The History and Future of Canada’s Monarchy” University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies University Lecture Subscription Series, Markham Campus, Ontario.

October 23, 2012, 7pm “The Queen and the Media” Spadina Museum, Historic House and Gardens, Toronto, Ontario

November 14, 2012, 12pm “The History and Future of Canada’s Monarchy” University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies University Lecture Subscription Series, Oakville Campus, Ontario

Academic Conference Presentations:

November 10, 2012, 10:30am “Religious Conflict in Queen Henrietta Maria’s Palace Chapels” at the North American British Studies Conference, Montreal, Quebec

November 20, 2011 “The reputation of Dowager Queen Henrietta Maria and the case for Hereditary Legitimacy at Charles II’s Court” at the North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) in Denver, Colorado.

November 11, 2011  “Motherhood and Marie Antoinette” at theWestern Society for French History Conference (WSFH) in Portland, Oregon

April 28, 2009  “Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette: Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe” at the Research Student Workshop at Birkbeck College, University of London.

January 10, 2009 “I hope now there will be a good understanding amongst us all” Conflict and Correspondence between Henrietta Maria and her children 1644-1669: at Revolution and Restoration: Change and Continuity in the British Isles” c. 1640-1670. Selwyn College Cambridge University.

March 15, 2008  “Motherhood and Marie Antoinette” at Negotiating Histories, the McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History at McGll University.

February 9, 2008    “The Impact of the Scottish Enlightenment on Maria Edgeworth’s Scottish Novels” at Cultures in Contact, The Fourth Annual Graduate History Symposium at the University of Toronto.

March 16, 2007  “The Impact of the Protestant Reformation on Parenting Ideology in Europe” at Alternate Approaches, the Queen’s-McGill Graduate Conference in History at Queen’s University

February 17, 2007   “The Impact of Prescriptive Literature on the Social Lives of Victorian Middle Class Women from 1830 to1861” at the Eleventh Annual New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference at York University.

February 9, 2007 “The Political Significance of Grand Duchess Olga Nikolayevna” at After the Fall: Sex, Gender and Power. The Third Annual Graduate History Symposium at University of Toronto.

 

 

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