Summer Seminar Series

Thu Aug 22nd 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Rocky's Place, Trinity, NL

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Julia Laite

Twisted Roots, New Stories: Family history and Anti-colonial History in Trinity Bight

Julia Laite is Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London. Her most recent book The Disappearance of Lydia Harvey (2021) won the Golden Dagger for Non-Fiction from the British Crime Writer’s Association. Born and raised in St John’s and Trinity East, Newfoundland, she holds a BA (Hons) in history from Memorial University and a PhD in history from the University of Cambridge. Her new book project, This Beautiful and Broken Land, will re-tell the life stories of Shanawdithit, William Eppes Cormack and ten generations of her own obscure Newfoundland ancestors, seeking to confront and understand the Island’s dark history and troubled inheritance.