Fredericton Faculty of Arts

W. Stewart MacNutt Lecture

Author: Faculty of Arts

Posted on Nov 25, 2020

Category: Arts , Events

Dr. Shirley TillotsonPlease join the Faculty of Arts for the annual W. Stewart MacNutt Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  The lecture will be given by historian Dr. Shirley Tillotson, professor emeritus at Dalhousie University and University of King's College.

A Region of Feeling: Bringing the History of Emotions to Political Economy in Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada’s historiography mixes the cool scientific voice of political economy with a mix of other rhetorical tones: righteous anger, elegiac affection, and (often between the lines) grief and resentment.  Shirley Tillotson asks whether the study of the region might benefit from developing a history of the emotions of regionalism along with its political economy. To illustrate, she presents new research on Nova Scotia’s West Indies trade and its relationship to the fraught topic of slavery. Join us to think about what the history of emotions might bring to the classic topics in Atlantic Canada history and what fresh research areas it might inspire. 

Please join us for this live online event at

The lecture begins at 7:00 pm (AST) and everyone is welcome.