Picard’s DNA Chart and Indy’s Staff of Ra: Maps to Archaeological Worlds in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Kevin McGeough will discuss how maps to ancient sites in science fiction and fantasy film and television are used to create imaginative moral geographies through which antiquity is invoked as a means of discussing the present.
Join members of the Queer Histories of Southwestern Alberta exhibit team as they discuss oral histories and other recent additions to the Galt's Archives.
In this presentation by Jim Linville, the geography and sometimes biting social commentary of Pratchett’s Discworld is used as a traveller’s guide to some aspects of the world as imagined by those who think the earth really is flat.
Childhood is seen as a period of discovery characterized by imagination and freedom, yet children are regularly constrained by boundaries based on age, experience and geography.
A neighbourhood that develops and grows relationships between residents is a neighbourhood that nurtures community health and resilience. But how is this relationship-building achieved? What do neighbours value in their sense of “neighbourhood”? Kevin MacLean of the Upper Vic Neighbourhood Association and Aimee Benoit, PdD Candidate at the University of Lethbridge, will share their knowledge and experiences on the benefits of engaging neighbours around “place” and how to build that engagement from the ground up.
The Lethbridge Police Service has a dedicated team of members who are assigned to the downtown area of the city. These officers work diligently to keep the downtown safe by patrolling on foot, bike and the very recognizable Downtown Patrol Unit van. Join members of the unit to find out about their efforts collaborating with community partners working on the issues faced by the downtown, connecting with businesses and citizens, and taking ownership of this neighbourhood.
Join historian Dr. Stéphane Guevremont for the second 75th anniversary lecture. He will present a new and fascinating interpretation of the 1944 fighting in France focusing on the Canadian involvement, including little-known air and sea aspects of this famous battle beyond D-Day. View a display of some of his own battlefield photographs, plus rare wartime audio and video footage, including a short book review.
Association with your neighbours can be a powerful thing, but what does this look like and how or where does this happen? One way this could happen is through neighbourhood associations and other similar community organizations. This said, how could neighbourhood associations reflect the neighbourhood they represent? Come find out more in this presentation by Jerry Firth.
Join historian Dr. Stéphane Guevremont for the first of two 75th anniversary lectures. Discover the greatest amphibious assault in history and follow the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division as it achieved glory on June 6, 1944. Learn about the planning and execution of this complex operation, including sea, air and land aspects. A multimedia lecture with photos and videos!
Tymmarah (Tymm) Sheculski will disuss how rumours, misinformation and misunderstandings contaminate our communities and, left unchecked, can increase opposition to people from diverse backgrounds. To foster positive interactions between citizens we must identify the myths and be prepared to counter them with facts.