Historian André-Carl Vachon to discuss ethnic cleansing in Colonial Canada May 23 and 24

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages will host historian André-Carl Vachon for a pair of lectures on the WWU campus May 23 and 24 dealing with the ethnic cleansing of Acadians - those of French descent who settled in what are now Eastern Canada's Maritime provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island), as well as part of Quebec - by the British in the 1700s.

The first lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 23 at noon in Miller Hall 123. Please note that this presentation will be done ENTIRELY IN FRENCH, and is in conjunction with Christina Keppie's French 385 class on Acadian Culture.

The second lecture will take place on Wednesday, May 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Western Libraries Presentation Room, and will be in English.

These events are co-sponsored by Canadian -American Studies, the Department of History, the Institute for Global Engagement, the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, and Western Libraries.