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John Galt Roundtable

On April 5, The Centre for Scottish Studies is holding a John Galt Roundtable to discuss the life and contributions of John Galt, Scottish novelist, founder of Guelph, and from 1826 to 1829, the first Commissioner of the Canada Company.

Guest speakers and the titles of their talks include:

Cairns Craig, Glucksman Professor of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen, "John Galt and the Accidents of Empire: history, space and the narrative of unintended consequences." Professor Craig's participation is possible through the generous support of the Saint Andrews Society of Toronto.

Suzanne Evans, a descendant of Galt, "Tipping my Hat to John Galt, my Ancestral Muse"

Robert Lee, diplomat, historian, and author, "Was the 1829 Termination of John Galt by Canada Company Management, After Two and a Half Years as the Company's First Commissioner in Canada, Justified?" Lee is also the author of "The Canada Company and the Huron Tract - Personalities, Profits and Politics - 1826-1853."

Gil Stelter, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Guelph, "In Search of the Real John Galt: Galt and the Character of Communities"

Tim Sauer, former librarian at the University of Guelph McLaughlin Library, "Annals of Glenfell, the Majolo, and the Spaewife : Building the University of Guelph's John Galt Collection"

Kathryn Harvey, Head of Archives and Special Collections, McLaughlin Library at the University of Guelph, "John Galt in a Binary World; or, 'Essays' in Digitization"


Please join us 5 April, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the OAC Boardroom in Johnston Hall (map). Registration is free, although donations to cover the cost of lunch and refreshments will be accepted. Please email to reserve a seat.