Thursday, June 21, 2012

DIRECTIONS WEST:  Third Biennial Western Canadian Studies Conference
University of Calgary
June 21-23, 2012

This week we're at University of Calgary for a conference hosted by the wonderful folks in the Department of History.  Our research presentations will include recent urban history projects about recreational spaces in Banff and Edmonton.  Come join us:

PearlAnn Reichwein and Karen Wall, "Modernism and Urban Spatialization in the Canadian Rockies:  Postwar Landscapes of the Banff School of Fine Arts, 1945-1955."  The Eleanor Luxton Panel on Mountains and Landscapes in Banff.

Paulina Retamales and PearlAnn Reichwen, "'A Happy Contented Band':  The Edmonton Gyro Playground Movement and Urban Social Reform, 1920-1940."

Tonight we heard the T. Buckley Band playing at the Rozsa Centre at U of C.  Mr. Buckley is a history graduate with a BA from U of C.  Check it out for fine western music.  Directions West is going strong for two more days at the Rozsa Centre.