Road-Tripping the Settler Colonial Secular in Imperial Oil’s Maps of Canada (CURA Colloquium)

  • Starts12:00 pm on Friday, December 8, 2023
  • Ends1:30 pm on Friday, December 8, 2023

Presenter: Judith Brunton, William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Abstract: This paper illustrates how Imperial Oil’s mid-twentieth century practices of contributions and map-making describe a utopian Canada of their own design and tells a story about how they thought Canadians should explore, navigate, and memorialize the landscape. With this investigation the paper will theorize how settler colonial secular normativity is actively created and mediated through oil.

Reading the paper in advance is required for attendance. Email for your copy.

Co-sponsored by the School of Theology

Pardee School of Global Studies, 154 Bay State Road, 2nd floor (Eilts Room)

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