Connecting Communities: Historical and Personal Reflections

In this presentation, Elsbeth Heaman asks, “What can history teach us about how to get along with each other?”

Hosted by Canada’s History Society

Posted March 5, 2019

Heaman reflects on some of the lessons she has gleaned from studying history over the years and suggests that you cannot answer the question—how can we get along and connect?—without recourse to history.

This presentation by Elsbeth Heaman was part of the Excellence in Scholarly Research panel at the 11th Canada’s History Forum, Connecting Communities Through History, held on January 27, 2019.

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Governor General's History Awards Winner Elsbeth Heaman is a professor of history at McGill University. She has written four monographs on such subjects as exhibitions, hospital medicine, the state, and taxes. Her current research is on civilization and consent. She is the 2018 recipient of the Governor General’s History Award for Scholarly Research: The Sir John A Macdonald Prize.

Read our review of her book Tax, Order, and Good Government: A New Political History of Canada, 1867-1917.

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