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Lecture Series :: 2014 - 2015

2014 Fall Lectures

Thursday, October 30 2014: Music of the Great War 

Lecture: Music of the Great War – TMM and Calgary Opera present a lively presentation about society, art and cultural influences on music during the First World War. The talk will focus on jazz/ragtime, popular music of the Great War era, as well as songs that were popular among the soldiers of the time.

Thursday, November 6 2014: Twitter and Facebook on The Modern Battlefield: 

Lecture: How Twitter and Facebook Change The Modern Battlefield – Kourtney Halverson will be in conversation with VICE journalist Ben Makuch to further delve into issues surrounding the role of social media in modern conflict.

This talk is organized in conjunction with the exhibition #euromaidanYYC currently running in the Founders' Gallery at TMM. Photographer and filmmaker Tomas Rafa shows the ongoing Ukrainian unrest that originated with the help of social media in Kiev's Maidan Square.

Presented by Kourtney Halverson, University of Calgary Student and Ben Makuch, Journalist with VICE Magazine.

Thursday, November 20 2014: Life in the Trenches

Lecture: Life in the Trenches – Lecturer Barry Elve draws from his private collection of artefacts for an examination of trench life. This presentation will have a special focus on equipment used by Canadians in the First World War.

This talk is organized in conjunction with the Founders' Gallery exhibition Wild Rose Overseas: Albertans in the Great War which runs until 15 December, 2014.

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