Sunday, April 7
Lecturer: Joanne Burgess
45 minutes + 15 minutes question period
Saint-Henri—once a village, then an independent municipality, and now a Montréal neighbourhood—is distinguished by its very long and rich industrial past. This lecture will look back on key moments in this industrial history before addressing issues surrounding the preservation and appreciation of its remaining traces.
Which elements of this heritage should be preserved? Which memories must be passed down and highlighted? You'll get answers to these questions!
Joanne Burgess, Ph.D, focuses her research on the history of industrialization and work, as well as the evolution of society and the urban environment in the 19th and 20th centuries. She also has an interest in urban heritage. She has taken part in studies documenting the heritage of Old Montréal and the history of the historical and natural district of Mount Royal. Her work aims to make history a lever for social and community development. She has taken part in the Faubourg Saint-Laurent Roundtable, the Pointe-aux-Trembles History Workshop, school committees in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood, and the Association québécoise pour le patrimoine industriel (Québec Association for Industrial Heritage).