First World War historian Martha Hanna to deliver Dr. Barbara Powell Memorial Lecture

Media Advisory Release Date: April 10, 2017 4:00 p.m.

Media are invited to attend the 2017 Dr. Barbara Powell Memorial Lecture featuring First World War historian Dr. Martha Hanna. Hanna will explore how the wives of Canada’s First World War soldiers coped with the hardships of life on the home front in a lecture entitled Anxious Days and Tearful Nights: Canadian War Wives During the First World War.

Hanna, a professor of history at the University of Colorado, is the author of several publications about the First World War, including the award-winning Your Death Would be Mine: Paul and Marie Pireaud in the Great War, recipient of the J. Russel Major Prize from the American Historical Society, and the Distinguished Book Award from the Society for Military History. Hanna’s connection to this subject is both academic and personal – an interest that took root in a long-standing curiosity about her great-grandmother’s life as a wartime wife and widow.

The Dr. Powell Memorial Lecture is presented annually by the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Regina.

The lecture will take place:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

7:30 p.m.

Rex Schneider Auditorium, Luther College

University of Regina

Free parking in lot 13M

For more information, contact 306-585-4226.


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