Kyle Falcon

PhD Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University

Education:

Master of Arts, History, Wilfrid Laurier University.

Honours Bachelor of Arts, History, minor in Religions and Cultures, Nipissing University.

Fields:

War & Society (Major Field)

Canadian History, British History (Minor Fields).

Current Research: Supervisor: Dr. Peter Farrugia

My dissertation focuses on British spiritualism, psychical research and the Great War. Spiritualism, which can be defined as the belief in communicating with the dead, usually through the seance, saw a surge of popularity during and after the war. I focus on the ways in which the British population tried to unite science and religion in the environment of war. Paranormal and spiritualist experiences conflict with contemporary conceptions of the war as a futile and profane event, and the modern world as secular and disenchanted.

My broader research interests include war and society studies of both world wars, British and Commonwealth history, the history of science, and religion and society.

falc3500@mylaurier.ca