Thursday, 7 May 2015

BIFHSGO May Meeting

On Saturday, May 9 the feature presentation is for which one I've been waiting as several BIFHSGO members were interviewed for the research reported.

Invisible but Audible: Postwar English Immigrants in Canada is based on a new book just published by the University of Manitoba Press documenting research into a long-neglected group.
Marilyn Barber and Murray Watson will talk about the findings in their new book about English-born immigrants who settled in Canada in the 30 years after the end of World War II. Surprisingly the English as an immigrant group has largely failed to attract the attention of scholars. The talk will explore some of the book's themes which include an exploration of why people chose to emigrate and why come to Canada, an examination of the complex process of settling in, creating a home, coping with family separation, finding work and building a career. How too did these new migrants reconstruct their sense of personal and national identities in a Canada that was shedding its notions of British heritage to become the multicultural Canada of today?
In the opening act presentation Member Access to the BIFHSGO website Brian Glenn and Kathy Wallace will demonstrate a variety of functions of the BIFHSGO website, including logging on to the Members Only section; changing your password; reviewing your personal contact information; renewing your membership online (if available); and registering for the annual conference online.Afterward, during the break, Brian will be available in the foyer to assist anyone with Members Only Login issues or questions about the online registration system.

Presentations get underway at 9am with the feature presentation session starting at 10am in The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean, Ontario

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