"2 Days of Canada" Explores the War of 1812, Nov 1-2
As the bicentennial of this so-called “Forgotten War” is celebrated, the Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock University invites scholars in all disciplines to a conference exploring the conflict from its Canadian perspective. Many have described the War of 1812 as being uniquely formative to Canada’s development, inspiring both pride in the accomplishment of the militia and nationalist unity in the face of continued independence from the United States. While historians have long decried the idea that the Canadian militia actually won this war (and, indeed, while many dispute that it was won at all) the place the conflict has been granted in Canadian mythology has grown.
Now in its 26th year, the “Two Days of Canada” conference at Brock takes the opportunity presented by this bicentennial, and takes advantage of its location in the very heart of the war’s historic landscape, to examine the history, mythology, remembrance and impact of this conflict.