Joanne Goodman Lectures

Established in 1975 by the family of the Honorable Edwin A. Goodman in memory of their daughter, a history student who was killed in a highway accident, the Joanne Goodman Lecture Series consists of public lectures on the history of the Atlantic Triangle (Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom) and selected topics in global politics, delivered annually at the University of Western Ontario.


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Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy: Second Edition
Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy: Second Edition
By Terry Copp

This new edition of Copp’s best-selling, award-winning history includes a new introduction that reflects on the genesis of the book and its impact on our understanding of the Second World War.

Published Apr 2014
Lovers and Livers: Disease Concepts in History
Lovers and Livers: Disease Concepts in History
By Jacalyn Duffin

In Lovers and Livers, Jacalyn Duffin provides a lively overview of the ideas around disease.

Published Jul 2005
Past Futures: The Impossible Necessity of History
Past Futures: The Impossible Necessity of History
By Ged Martin

In Past Futures, Ged Martin advocates examining the decisions that people take, most of which are not the result of a 'process,' but are reached intuitively.

Published Dec 2004
Should We Worry about Family Change?
Should We Worry about Family Change?
By Jane Lewis

Drawing on a wide range of literature, cross-national data, and policy approaches, Lewis engages her readers in a highly public and timely debate.

Published Jul 2003
The Birth of a New South Africa
The Birth of a New South Africa
By T.R.H. Davenport

Davenport describes the changes that took place leading to the end of apartheid, the process of reconciliation among the various elements of South African society, and discusses the country’s peace-making and constitution-building efforts.

Published Feb 1998
How Britain's Economic, Political, and Military Weakness Forced Canada into the Arms of the United States: A Melodrama in Three Acts
How Britain's Economic, Political, and Military Weakness Forced Canada into the Arms of the United States: A Melodrama in Three Acts
By J.L. Granatstein

As Canadians continue to argue with each other about the benefits of a cosier relationship with out American cousins, Granatstein provides a salutary reminder that the historical roots of the debate stretch not only across the forty-ninth parallel but back across the Atlantic too.

Published Jun 1989
Science, God, and Nature in Victorian Canada: The 1982 Joanne Goodman Lectures
Science, God, and Nature in Victorian Canada: The 1982 Joanne Goodman Lectures
By Carl Berger

Professor Berger aims in this book to ‘explore the rise, expression, and relative decline of the idea of natural history’ in Canada, during the age of Victoria.

Published Dec 1983
Honour Among Men and Nations: Transformations of an idea
Honour Among Men and Nations: Transformations of an idea
By Geoffrey Best

To no group subject to sociological and political analysis has honour seemed to matter more than to the military. The degeneration of this concept and of the public realm in which honour’s obligations have to be observed is the subject of this book, based on the 1981 Joanne Goodman Lectures at the University of Western Ontario.

Published Dec 1982