Atlantic Military Affairs Symposium:
Islanders at War and Peace, Charlottetown 2010
Friday April 16th
At the University of Prince Edward Island
DUFFY Lecture Theatre (Rm135 in the Science building)
Reception to follow at the Faculty Lounge in the MAIN Building
Saturday April 17th
At the Prince Edward Island Regimentís Queen Charlotte Armoury
On the corner of Haviland and Water Streets
Public Symposium Connects Prince Edward Islandís Military History to the Modern Canadian Forces.
Local Soldiers, Sailors and Aircrew form the core of a two-day conference focusing on the Islandís role in the defence of Canada.
The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick, the University of Prince Edward Island, HMCS Queen Charlotte and the Prince Edward Island Regiment are teaming up to host the first annual Atlantic Military Affairs Symposium in Charlottetown. This public military history and current affairs gathering takes place on UPEI campus on Friday evening 16th April and at the PEI Regimentís Queen Charlotte Armoury all day Saturday, 17th April.
The event includes local and national military historians presenting on subjects ranging from the Islandís 19th Century militia and contribution in two world wars to the role of todayís PEI army and naval reservists around the world.
This first annual Atlantic Military Affairs Symposium features a keynote address on Friday 16th April by renowned Canadian naval historian, Professor Roger Sarty from Wilfrid Laurier University. In honour of Canadaís Naval Centennial, Professor Sartyís address is titled: ďBy accident as much as by design: The surprising origins and rise of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1881-1945Ē
The organizers aim to bring together historians, Island Reservists, students and the general public interested in how Prince Edward Island connects to Canadaís military past and present. Other featured speakers include The Gregg Centreís Lee Windsor and Brent Wilson, PEIís own Boyde Beck and David Campbell, and reservists from HMCS Queen Charlotte and the Prince Edward Island Regiment whoíve returned from service overseas.
Admission is free and all are welcome!
Lunch will be provided and the PEI Regiment Museum will be open.
For more information see our program at:
Lee Windsor PhD, Deputy Director
Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society
University of New Brunswick
PO Box 4400 Fredericton NB E3B 5A3
Tel (506) 453-4911; Fax (506) 447-3175
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