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The Malaspina Lecture March 23, 2017: 7 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus

Michael Layland: A Perfect Eden
BC Map Historian Michael Layland's latest book A Perfect Eden: Encounters by Early Explorers of Vancouver Island was published recently by Touchwood Editions.

The Malaspina Lecture September 29, 2016: 7 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus

Jim McDowell: The Malaspina-Narváez Connection
BC Historian Jim McDowell's latest book Uncharted Waters: The Explorations of José Narváez (1768-1840) was published recently by Ronsdale Press.

The Malaspina Lecture October 28, 2015: 7 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus

Capt. Bill Noon: Franklin Expedition: Finding the Erebus
Capt. Bill Noon of CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier was a member of the 2014 expedition which discovered HMS Erebus, one of Sir John Franklin's ships lost with all hands after sailing in search of the Northwest Passage in 1845.

The Malaspina Lecture November 27, 2014: 7 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus

Douglas White: Treaty Relations in the Age of Recognition
Douglas White, Interim Director of the Centre for Pre-Confederation Treaties and Reconciliation at VIU
will discuss the aftermath of contact and settlement and the history of treaties in BC.

The Malaspina Lecture October 17, 2013: 7 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus

Robin Fisher: Vancouver's Coastline: Putting the Northwest on the Map
Robin Fisher, author of Contact and Conflict: Indian-European Relations in British Columbia, 1774-1890, will discuss the implications of George Vancouver's visit to local waters in 1792.

The Malaspina Lecture
October 4, 2012: 7 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus
John Lutz: What Connected at Contact? Aboriginal and European First Contact Stories from the Pacific Coast
John Lutz, author of
Makuk: A New History of Aboriginal-White Relations, which won the prize for the best book in the Social Sciences in Canada in 2010, is Professor of History at the University of Victoria.
Book Reading
October 3, 2012: 6:00 pm
Harbourfront Library
Diana Krall Plaza, Nanaimo
Barry Gough: Juan de Fuca's Strait: Voyages in the Waterway of Forgotten Dreams
Prof. Gough, AMRC Honorary Research Associate, presents his latest book (September 2012: Harbour Publishing), on the first European navigators to enter the Strait in search of the fabled Northwest Passage.

Free Public Lecture
November 22, 2011: 7 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus
Vivian Nutton: Medics or Historians? The Curious History of Medical History
Vivian Nutton is Professor Emeritus at University College, London, and a leading authority in classical medicine.His talk is co-sponsored by the History Department and the Faculties of Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities.
Biosphere Conversation Series: Fourth Symposium
October 21-23, 2011
Deep Bay Field Station
Bowser, BC
Understanding Nature, Changing the World: The Rôle of the Post-Secondary Institution in Advancing Sustainability on Vancouver Island
A gathering, by invitation only, sponsored by AMRC, the Institute for Practical Philosophy, the Institute for Coastal Research and the Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation                   
Report on the Symposium
The Malaspina Lecture
February 22, 2011: 7 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus
Robin Inglis: Northwest Coast Native Societies and the Malaspina Encounters of 1791
Robin Inglis is a former Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum and of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, and an Honorary Research Associate in the AMRC. He was a member of the Hakluyt Society team which prepared the English version of Malaspina's Journal, and of his many publications the most recent is the Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Northwest Coast of America (Scarecrow Press 2008).

Radio Interview on CHLY
Radio Malaspina
December 1, 2010
John Black, AMRC Director: Alexandro Malaspina

The Department of Anthropology presents: September 20, 2010: 7 pm
Building 356, Room 109
Nanaimo Campus

Charlotte Harris Rees: Secret Maps of the Ancient World and Other Hints of Early Chinese Voyages to the Americas
Charlotte Harris Rees is the author of Secret Maps of the Ancient World (Authorhouse, 2008), an examination of the cartographical evidence that the Americas were visited by ancient Chinese navigators. Her talk is co-sponsored by AMRC, the Geography Department and the Nanaimo Historical Society.
The Malaspina Lecture
April 12, 2010: 7 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus
Neil Safier: "Malaspina in the Torrid Zone: Tropical Passages through the Spanish Enlightenment”
Neil Safier is assistant professor of history at the University of British Columbia, and is author of
Measuring the New World: Enlightenment Science and South America (Chicago, 2008).
Biosphere Conversation Series: Third Symposium
March 19-21, 2010
Clayoquot Field Station
Tofino, BC
Understanding Nature, Changing the World: Food and the Environment
A gathering, by invitation only, sponsored by AMRC, the Institute for Coastal Research and the Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation, to discuss philosophical, ethical, social and political dimensions of food

Educational Symposium
E.J. Hughes Celebration
June 6 & 7, 2009, 2:30 pm
Nanaimo & District Museum

Murals, Myths and Mariners
A talk by John Black on the fictional subject (and the facts behind it) of the recently restored E.J. Hughes' mural "Alejandro Malaspina Sketching the Galleries on Gabriola"

Concurrent Exhibition
May 14 - June 7, 2009
Nanaimo & District Museum

Malaspina and the Malaspina Galleries
An exhibition curated by Robin Inglis of images from the Malaspina and Alcalá Galiano/Valdés expeditions

Public Lecture Series: "Sources of Identity"

Presented by the Heritage Research Group

February 26, 2009
6:30 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus
Peter Clarke: The Identity of the English-Speaking Peoples
Peter Clarke was until 2004 Professor of Modern British History and Master of Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge.
March 5, 2009
6:30 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus
Maria Tippett: Canadian Art and National Identity
Maria Tippett is a Senior Research Fellow in History at the University of Cambridge, and a biographer of Bill Reid, F.H. Varley and Emily Carr.
March 12, 2009
6:30 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus
Sheila Rankin Zerr and Glennis Zilm: Nursing Costumes and Professional Identity
Sheila Rankin Zerr and Glennis Zilm are in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. This evening will include, as well as their lecture, a fashion show of historical nursing uniforms.

The Malaspina Lecture
March 19, 2009
6:30 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus

Charlotte Coté: Makah and Nuu-chah-nulth: Whaling and Cultural Identity
Charlotte Coté is in the American Indian Studies Department at the University of Washington.
Co-sponsored by the First Nations Studies Department and Aboriginal Education

Free Public Lecture
March 13, 2008, 7:00 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus
Kevin Neary: Historical Records, Aboriginal Rights and Aboriginal Title
Researcher Kevin Neary worked with the Mowachaht-Muchalaht and other First Nations on the relevance of the historical record to aboriginal rights and title
Free Public Lecture
March 10, 2008, 6:30 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus
Michael Bliss: Failed and Changing Dreams of Canada
Historian Michael Bliss is University Professor-Emeritus at the University of Toronto

Free Public Lecture
February 14, 2008, 7 pm
Building 355, Room 203
Nanaimo Campus

Barry Gough: Fortune's a River
Professor Emeritus of History from Wilfrid Laurier University, Barry Gough will discuss his latest book on the clash of European empires in the Pacific Northwest in the late 18th and early 19th centuries

Book Launch
November 22, 2007, 7:30 pm
Hill's Native Arts
76 Bastion St, Nanaimo

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Research Associate Russell McNeil reads from his recent selected and annotated edition of this work of the second-century Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher
Biosphere Conversation Series: Second Symposium
October 12-14, 2007
Clayoquot Field Station
Tofino, BC
Understanding Nature, Changing the World: Politics and the Environment
A gathering, by invitation only, sponsored by AMRC, the Institute for Practical Philosophy, the Institute for Coastal Research and the Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation
Biosphere Conversation Series: First Symposium
April 13-15, 2007
Clayoquot Field Station
Tofino, BC
Understanding Nature, Changing the World: Philosophy and the Environment
A gathering, by invitation only, sponsored by AMRC, the Institute for Practical Philosophy, the Institute for Coastal Research and the Tofino Botanical Gardens Foundation                 
Audio Record

Free Public Lecture
March 6, 2007, 7 pm
Building 355, Room 203
All Welcome!

Dee Longenbaugh: Russian and Spanish Encounters in 18th century Alaska
Dee Longenbaugh is an expert on the history and cartography of the Alaska coast

Symposium
April 21, 2006
Maritime Museum of BC
28 Bastion Square, Victoria
 
WHAT’S NEW TO SAY ABOUT CAPTAIN GEORGE VANCOUVER
This event is organised by Barry Gough and co-sponsored by the Maritime Museum, the Alexandro Malapsina Research Centre and Malaspina University College.

Symposium
March 31, 2006
Malaspina University-College,
Bldg 355, Rm 211 & Bldg 356, Rm 109
10:00 - 5:00 pm.

The first symposium of the
Institute for Coastal Research (ICR):
Charting a Course

Free Public Lecture
March 7, 2006, 7 pm
Building 355, Room 203
All Welcome!

Dr. Juan Pimentel, of the Spanish Interministerial Commission for Science and Technology, History Institute, History of Science Department: Alexandro Malaspina: in Search of the Nature of Empire

Conference on Dionisio Alcalá Galiano, Cabra, October 2005
Free Public Lecture
January 18/05, 7 pm
Building 355, Room 203
All Welcome!
Barry Gough, Professor of History (retd), Wilfrid Laurier University: By Sea, By Land: Captain George Vancouver and Sir Alexander Mackenzie, British Imperial Ascendancy on the North West Coast as of 1793

The Life and Times of Alexandro Malaspina, a six-week Continuing Studies course offered by Professors John Black and Russell McNeil: Wednesdays, 7-9 pm, October 6 - November 10, 2004, at the Nanaimo campus of Malaspina University College. Participants read and discussed the biography of Malaspina by Dario Manfredi. An introduction to the life, work and surroundings of the navigator, suitable for those without specialist knowledge of the field.
Public Lecture
March 4/04
Glyndwr Williams, Professor Emeritus of History, Queen Mary, University of London: Malaspina and the Search for the Strait of Ferrer Maldonado

Public Lecture
November 21/02
Christon Archer, University of Calgary: Banishing the Black legend: Spain's Enlightened Offensive on the NW Coast, 1774-1795

Public Lecture Series - "Contact: First Voyages, First Peoples"
October 3/01 Ron Hamilton, Huupachasaht First Nation
October 17/01 Richard Atleo, Hereditary Chief of the Ahousaht First Nation, and Chair of the First Nations Studies Department, Malaspina University College
October 31/01 Robin Fisher, History Department, University of Northern British Columbia
November 14/01 Charlotte Coté, American Indian Studies Department, University of Washington
Public Lecture
September 19/01
G. Douglas Inglis, Director and Research Professor of History, The Texas Tech University Center in Sevilla: Post-Colonial Intervention:  Imperial Reform of the Trans-Atlantic Mails

Public Lectures
November 16/00
Robin Inglis, Vancouver Spanish Pacific Historical Society: Dionisio Alcalá Galiano: The Canadian Adventure of a Spanish Naval Hero
Nick Doe, Editor, SHALE Magazine:
Alcalá Galiano's Sketchmaps of Gabriola

Public Lecture
October 19/00

Virginia Gonzalez Claveran,  El Colegio de Mexico: The Visit of the Malaspina Expedition to Mexico
Public Lecture
September 14/00

John Gascoigne, University of New South Wales: Motives for European Exploration of the Pacific in the Late Eighteenth Century

Inaugural Symposium 
Public Lectures October 22/99

AMRC Planning Meeting October 23/99

Alexandro Malaspina:  Enlightenment Thinker?
[Report on Symposium]
Inaugural Symposium
Scholars' Seminar October 23/99
Alexandro Malaspina: 
Enlightenment Thinker?

Photography Exhibit October 22-30/99

Return to a Forgotten History

Author's Talk:
John Kendrick, April 8/99

Alejandro Malaspina: 
Portrait of a Visionary

Updated: October 16, 2017