Dr. Bonnie Huskins leads this two day event featuring a Research Seminar and Public Lecture focusing on the significant public interest of the Syrian refugee crisis. Maritime Canada residents draw a connection between present day Syrian refugees and their Loyalist ancestors, who also fled from war and persecution to begin new lives in the region. This event proposes to aid the general public in teasing out these connections. The event features presentations by Dr. Ruma Chopra (San Jose State University), Dr. Koral Lavorgna (St. Thomas University) and Dr. Bonnie Huskins (University of New Brunswick).
This event is co-sponsored by the Loyalist Research Network and The History Department of New Brunswick.
Title 1: Maroons in Regional, Atlantic, and World History – Research Seminar
Date & Time: Friday, March 31, 2017 @ 3pm
Location: Provincial Archives of New Brunswick
Title 2: Thinking historically about refugees: loyalists and maroons in the 18th century – Public Lecture
Date & Time: Saturday, April 1, 2017 @ 2pm
Location: Government House, Fredericton