TMM Lecture Series and Films
The Lecture Series is your opportunity to hear speakers from a wide range of historical and military related topics. The lectures are held various evenings at The Military Museum from September until May. Unless otherwise stated, the lecture format is as follows:
Lecture Series Information
- Location QEII Atrium at TMM
- Reception 1800 hrs (6:00 pm)
- Lecture begins 1900 hrs (7:00 pm)
- Admission By donation. (Suggested donation, $10)
Thurs 28 Feb 2019: Dark Tourism: Canadian Residential Schools through the European model
Lecturer: Jackie Jansen van Doorn
Dark tourism is not a new concept, although not widely known, in North America. Jackie Jansen van Doorn looked extensively at dark tourism sites throughout Europe with a primary focus on Holocaust sites. She explored how these models could be best applied to residential schools.
Through graduate work at the University of York, United Kingdom, she developed the proposition that the techniques of dark tourism could enable, Canadians to further their knowledge about the atrocities of residential schools and thereby create a more sustainable stride for reconciliation.