Indigenous London: A book talk with Coll Thrush
Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
554 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Location is ADA accessible
Historian Coll Thrush offers a new and compelling view of London’s history through the lived experiences of Indigenous women, children, and men who have traveled to the city, willingly or otherwise, since the beginning of the sixteenth century. They included captives and diplomats, missionaries and medicine people, poets and performers, athletes and sovereigns. Together, their stories illuminate a London that has until now largely been ignored: an imperial capital shaped in profound ways by its entanglements with Indigenous peoples and places.
Coll Thrush is associate professor of history at the University of British Columbia, where he is also affiliated with UBC’s Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. Originally from the Seattle area, he lives in Vancouver on unceded Coast Salish territories.
Sponsored by the Indigenous Americas Working Group, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Race and Gender, and the Native American Studies Program