MISC Brown Bag Series - Session 1: Dr. Jarrett Rudy

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840 Avenue du Docteur-Penfield

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Montreal, QC H3A 1A4

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The first session of MISC's Brown Bag Lecture Series will feature Dr. Jarrett Rudy from McGill's Department of History and Classical Studies

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"Towards a History of Time-Telling in Lower Canada and Quebec, 1840-1970"

The standardization of time has long been part of Canada’s national mythology. For many Canadians, Sandford Fleming’s efforts to bring standard time to fruition put Canada into the international spotlight. This paper briefly re-examines the myth of Sandford Fleming as father of standard time in asking the broader question: how did people in Lower Canada and Quebec come to agree on one notion of time based on a clock? To answer this question, this paper argues it is necessary to understand both the ways in which time was institutionalized in daily life and the strengths and weaknesses of the technologies used to tell time.

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Ferrier Building

840 Avenue du Docteur-Penfield

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Montreal, QC H3A 1A4

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