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Professor Jean Barman presents at the 2015 Canada’s History Forum on her life’s work of researching women’s stories.
Hosted by Canada’s History Society
Jean Barman, Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia, shares two approaches that have engaged her to write about women in the past. She explains these methods and showcases how they inspired some of her most acclaimed books.
Jean Barman is professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia. Her books, edited volumes, articles, and book chapters on Canadian, British Columbian, and indigenous history have won more than a dozen Canadian and American awards. Her prize-winning The West beyond the West: A History of British Columbia is in its third edition. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Jean is also the recipient of the 2015 Governor General’s History Award for Scholarly Research: The Macdonald Prize.
Telling the story of Canadian Women from Exceptional to Everyday Life
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