I discussed key royal events from the year 2022 with Janet Davison from CBC News including Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee and the accession of King Charles III as well as events that will take place in 2023 such as the coronation of King Charles III.
I discussed the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II and popular perceptions of the royal family in Canada with Rabble Radio.
My course about the history of Women in Power from the Classical World to the 21st Century will be offered in class at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies on Tuesday afternoons in Fall 2022 from October 11 to November 29.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Powerful women have presented themselves as warrior queens, rulers by divine right, wives and mothers and, most recently, as elected officials. We’ll examine the most significant female political figures in history, including Boadicea, Queen Isabella, Queen Elizabeth I, Indira Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher and Hillary Clinton. Through lively lectures and discussions, you’ll learn the story of women in political life. Why are women still underrepresented in political life? Join Carolyn Harris for a fascinating look at the often-neglected place of women in power from Cleopatra to Angela Merkel.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- Survey changing attitudes toward women and political power throughout history.
- Explore how female leaders have presented themselves to the public.
- Understand how powerful women are portrayed in popular culture and the media.
- Compare the experiences of female leaders around the world.
- See how the history of women in power influences female political leadership today.
A Resilient Crown: Canada’s Monarchy at the Platinum Jubilee, edited by D. Michael Jackson and Christopher McCreery (Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2022) is now available for purchase. This book of essays about the Crown in Canada over the past seventy years includes a chapter that I wrote about Royal Tours of Canada in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Click here to purchase A Resilient Crown: Canada’s Monarchy at the Platinum Jubilee
My new article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 including the celebrations in the United Kingdom, Canada and other Commonwealth countries.
I discussed how Canada celebrated the Platinum Jubilee on “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party” episode of BBC World Service Newshour, in the last ten minutes of the program.
I discussed Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee on Newstalk, Ireland – Talking History with Patrick Geoghegan on a panel with Professor Philip Murphy and Professor Irene Morra.
I discussed the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II and the Platinum Jubilee celebrations with Dickie Arbiter and Nick Serpell on Times Radio Drive, hosted by Rick Kelsey
Click here to listen to the Platinum Jubilee Panel on Times Radio (about an hour and fifteen minutes into the program)