The Centre for Scottish Studies presents the John Galt Roundtable
Exploring the life and contributions of John Galt, Scottish novelist, founder of Guelph, and from 1826 to 1829, the first Commissioner of the Canada Company.
5 April 2012
OAC Boardroom (room 104) Johnston Hall, University of Guelph
Admission Free – All are welcome
10.00 Welcome Graeme Morton, Scottish Studies Foundation Chair
10.15 Robert Lee, diplomat, historian, and author, “Was the 1829 Termination of John Galt by Canada Company Management, After Two and a Half Years as the Company’s First Commissioner in Canada, Justified?” Lee is also the author of The Canada Company and the Huron Tract – Personalities, Profits and Politics – 1826-1853.
11.00 Tim Sauer, former librarian at the University of Guelph McLaughlin Library, “Annals of Glenfell, the Majolo, and the Spaewife: Building the University of Guelph’s John Galt Collection”
11.40 Kathryn Harvey, Head of Archives and Special Collections, McLaughlin Library at the University of Guelph, “John Galt in a Binary World; or, ‘Essays’ in Digitization”
12.10 Lunch, Book Sales,
12.45: A Proposal to Publish the John Galt Roundtable
1.00 Cairns Craig, Glucksman Professor of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen, “John Galt and the Accidents of Empire: history, space and the narrative of unintended consequences.” Professor Craig’s participation is possible through the generous support of the Saint Andrews Society of Toronto.
1.50 Suzanne Evans, a descendant of Galt, “Tipping my Hat to John Galt, my Ancestral
2.10 Gil Stelter, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Guelph, “In Search of the Real John Galt: Galt and the Character of Communities”