Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Subject : Instructions to a Dying Infidel
Presented by - John Steckley - A groundbreaking translation (from Wendat to English) and discussion of a 17th-century Jesuit document aimed at helping convert Wendat people to Christianity.
“With characteristic brilliance, Steckley’s translation, assessment, and explanation of Jesuits’ instructions on how to convert dying Wendat peoples has broad appeal for linguists, historians, anthropologists, literary critics, sociologists, and all scholars of colonial settler societies” – Carolyn Podruchny, Associate Professor of History at York University
“I devoured this book. If your desire is to truly begin to understand how the indigenous worldview differs from the settlers’, you will find no better teacher. Steckley’s words fire the imagination.” – Joseph Boyden, author of The Orenda
We would like to thank the Martyrs Shrine for allowing us to host this event at their museum.
All meetings of the Huronia chapter are open to the public at no charge.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Members Meeting - Wednesday June 8th 2016
Midland Public Library - 7 PM
Presenter - Dr. Bonnie Glencross
Abstract: This presentation will discuss the discovery of Çatalhöyük, early archaeological work by James Mellart, the current project led by Ian Hodder, and findings of the Human Remains team that have helped to define the lives and lifestyle of this Neolithic community.
Çatalhöyük was a very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic proto-city settlement in southern Anatolia, which existed from approximately 7500 BC to 5700 BC, and flourished around 7000 BC. It is the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site found to date.
Please note that the Midland Public Library has graciously offered their assembly room for this event.