My new article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Anna Brownell Jameson, an nineteenth century artist, art historian, traveler, feminist and author of numerous books including Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada (1838).
I will be delivering an evening lecture (7pm) at North York Central Library in Toronto on Friday October 13 about the history of royal weddings from Victoria and Albert to Harry and Meghan! All are welcome.
My new article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about Isabel Mackenzie King, the daughter of 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion leader William Lyon Mackenzie and mother of Canada’s longest serving Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King.
My new article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about Frances Anne Hopkins, an artist who sketched and painted Canadian landscapes. Her most famous paintings, including Shooting the Rapids and Canoes in a Fog, Lake Superior, depict long-distance canoe voyages undertaken by the Hudson’s Bay Company in the 1860s.
I will be teaching an eight week course on Tuesday afternoons in October-November 2023 at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies – Behind the Crown: The Monarchy from Victoria to Charles III. Click here for more information and to register.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
The personal lives of royalty are a popular subject for fiction in novels, films and TV series but the real history is more interesting. Each generation of royalty must respond to the challenges of their times to keep the monarchy relevant and engaged with public opinion. Join Carolyn Harris, historian, commentator and author of Raising Royalty: 1000 Years of Royal Parenting for a lively discussion of the history, politics and cultural significance of the monarchy in the UK and Canada.
My new article in the Canadian Encyclopedia is about Charlotte Gray, the author of a dozen best-selling Canadian history books and an adjunct research professor in the department of history at Carleton University. She is a recipient of the Pierre Berton Award for distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian history.
Her recent books include The Promise of Canada: People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country (2016), Murdered Midas: A Millionaire, His Gold Mine and a Strange Death on an Island Paradise (2019) and Passionate Mothers, Powerful Sons: The Lives of Jennie Jerome Churchill and Sara Delano Roosevelt (2023)
In my latest article for the Canadian Encyclopedia, I discuss the life and legacy of Princess Margaret including her tours of Canada and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto.
My new article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Autumn Phillips, the Canadian former wife of Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest grandchild, Peter Phillips.
My new article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Princess Anne (HRH The Princess Royal) with a focus on her Canadian charitable work and patronages, official and working visits to Canada and her participation in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
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.