TITLE: Borderlines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. International Boundary: Panels 2 & 3
SPEAKER: Peggy Bulger, David Taylor, Steve Winick, Timothy Lynch, Adam Arenson, Michael Taft, Brian Carter, Beverly Diamond
EVENT DATE: 06/16/2010
RUNNING TIME: 199 minutes
Borderlines/ Borderlands: Culture and the Canada-US International Boundary, a free symposium featuring leading Canadian and US scholars, which will explore the history and culture of regions, communities, and their residents along the Canada-U.S. border. The morning session is presented.
Panel 2: History along the Border/Case Studies with David Taylor speaking on "Canadian Resouces at the American Folklife Center," Steve Winick speaking on "Franco American Materials in the American Folklife Center's Archive,"Timothy Lynch speaking on "The Fenian Frontier: Irish Nationalism, Anglo-American Relations, and the Making of the Canadian-American Border," and Adam Arenson speaking on "After the Underground Railroad: African North Americans and the Transnational Nature of Reconstruction."
Panel 3: Immigration & Movement with Michael Taft speaking on "Americans in Canada: A Personal and Folkoristic View," Brian Carter speaking on "Architecture of the Border," and Beverly Diamond speaking on "Native American Women and Cross-Border Tourism in the Early 20th Century."
Speaker Biography: Peggy Bulger is the director of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
Speaker Biography: David Taylor is head of research and programs at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
Speaker Biography: Stephen Winick is writer-editor at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
Speaker Biography: Timothy Lynch earned his doctoral degree in American History at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York in 2004. A member of the North American Society of Oceanic Historians and the National Maritime Historical Society, Lynch teaches courses in American and World Maritime History and is the founder and editor of H-Maritime, a listserv dedicated to maritime affairs.
Speaker Biography: Adam Arenson is an assistant professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a Ph.D. from Yale University. He is a historian of nineteenth-century North America, investigating the cultural and political history of slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction and tracing the development of American cities, especially in the American West and its borderlands. His first book, "The Great Heart of the Republic: St. Louis and the Cultural Civil War," is forthcoming from Harvard University Press in late 2010.
Speaker Biography: Michael Taft is head of the American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress.
Speaker Biography: Brian Carter is a professor of Architecture and Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Prior to taking up an academic appointment in America Professor Carter worked in practice as an architect in England and West Africa. The designer of several award-winning buildings, he is also the author of many books, including one on the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Speaker Biography: Beverly Diamond is a Canadian ethnomusicologist who assumed the Canada Research Chair in Traditional Music at Memorial University in 2002. Before arriving in St. John's she held full-time teaching positions at McGill, Queen's, and York Universities, as well as visiting professorships at the University of Toronto and Harvard University. She recently was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), the highest academic honor in Canada.