2011 Goodman Lecture Theme: Arctic sovereignty

4 10 2011

Every autumn a distinguished historian is invited to the University of Western Ontario to deliver three public lectures. The lecture series was established in 1975 by the Honourable Edwin A. Goodman of Toronto to perpetuate the memory of his beloved elder daughter, a second year History student who died in a highway accident that year.

The theme of the series is the history of the North Atlantic Triangle (Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom).   The lectures are typically published as books a few years after they are given.


The Goodman lectures in 2011 will be delivered by the distinguished Canadian historian John English.  He will be speaking about issues related to Arctic sovereignty.

Past (and Future) Goodman Lectures

2013 Joanna Bourke
2012 Paul Boyer, 666 and All That: How Bible-Prophecy Belief Shapes the Worldview of Millions in Contemporary North America (tentative)
2011 John EnglishIce and Water: Can the Arctic Be Governed?
2010 David StaffordPortraits from the Secret War 1940-1945
2009 Harvey LevensteinFood, Faith and Hope: The Transformation of Food and Its Consequences in North America
2008 Michael BlissFrom Fatalism to Mastery: (Canada and) The Coming of Modern Medicine
2007 Margaret MacMillanThe Uses and Abuses of History
2006 Laurel T. UlrichWell Behaved Women Seldom Make History
2005 Janice MacKinnonEuropean Social Programmes and American Tax Rates?: Paying for Canadian Social Programmes
2004 Neville ThompsonCanada and the End of the Imperial Dream: Beverley Baxter’s Reports from the Capital of Empire, 1936-1960
2003 Admiral William J. CroweThe U.S. and Iraq
2002 Jacalyn DuffinLovers and Livers: Disease Concepts in History
2001 Jane E. LewisShould We Worry About Family Changes?
2000 Jack P. GreeneSpeaking of Empire: Celebration and Disquiet in Metropolitan Analyses of the Eighteenth Century British Empire
1999 T.C. SmoutThe Scots at Home and Abroad 1600-1750
1998 Terry CoppA Citizen Army: The Canadians in Normandy, 1944
1997 Donald AkensonIf The Irish Ran the World: Montserrat, from slavery onwards
1996 Ged MartinPast Futures: Locating Ourselves in Time
1995 Rodney DavenportBirth of the “New” South Africa
1994 Flora MacDonaldAn Insider’s Look at Canadian Foreign Policy Initiatives Since 1957
1993 Daniel KevlesNature and Civilization: Environmentalism in the Frame of Time
1992 Christopher AndrewThe Secret Cold War: Intelligence Communities and the East-West Conflict
1991 P.B. WaiteThe Loner: Three Sketches of the Personal Life and Ideas of R.B. Bennett, 1870-1947
1990 Jill Kerr ConwayThe Woman Citizen: Transatlantic Variations on a Nineteenth-Century Feminist Theme
1989 Rosalind MitchisonCoping with Destitution: Poverty and Relief in Western Europe
1988 J.L. GranatsteinHow Britain’s Weakness Forced Canada into the Arms of the United States
1987 Elizabeth Fox-GenoveseThe Female Self in the Age of Bourgeois Individualism
1986 J.R. LanderThe Limitations of the English Monarchy in the Later Middle Ages
1985 Desmond MortonWinning the Second Battle: Canadian Veterans and the Return to Civilian Life, 1915-1930
1984 William FreehlingCrisis United States Style: A Comparison of the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars
1983 Alistair HorneThe French Army and Politics, 1870-1970
1982 Carl BergerScience, God, and Nature in Victorian Canada
1981 Geoffrey BestHonour among Men and Nations: Transformations of an Idea
1980 Kenneth A. LockridgeSettlement and Unsettlement in Early America: The Crisis of Political Legitimacy before the Revolution
1979 Charles RitchieDiplomacy: The Changing Scene
1978 Robert Rhodes JamesBritain in Transition
1977 Robin W. WinksThe Relevance of Canadian History: U.S. and Imperial Perspectives
1976 C.P. StaceyMackenzie King and the Atlantic Triangle



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