The North and the First World War Conference

Monday, May 9, 2016 to Sunday, May 15, 2016


Co-sponsored by the Yukon Historical & Museums Association (YHMA) and the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development, University of Saskatchewan, in association with Yukon College. 

The role of the North in the First World War will receive long-overdue attention in this international conference. In addressing a significant gap in the historical understanding of the Yukon and Canada, the event will explore the role of the Yukon and other Northern North American regions in World War One. Over two hundred speakers and participants from across Canada, the United States, and Europe are expected to attend.

This multi-disciplinary conference will explore themes through historic study, museum studies, heritage conservation and artistic endeavours---in doing so, it will appeal to both academic and popular historians, the broader heritage community and those with an interest in the subject matter.

This conference will offer a forum for the exchange of new research, old memories, and the different ways of presenting them to the public. The event also includes interesting visits to community historical sites and museums, First Nation cultural centres and the great Yukon outdoors. Study tours to important Yukon sites associated with WWI will be organized.

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