Book Talk - "The Search For a New National Identity" with author Dr. Jatinder Mann

We are proud to announce that the Robarts Centre will be hosting Dr. Jatinder Mann of King's College for a discussion of his new book: The Search For a New National Identity: The Rise of Multiculturalism in Canada and Australia, 1890s-1970s

When: Thursday, June 1, 7:00pm 

Where: Kaneff Tower - Room 626, York University, Keele Campus

This is a free event and all are welcome to attend!

This book explores the profound social, cultural, and political changes that affected the way in which Canadians and Australians defined themselves as a “people” from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s. It asks a key historical question: why and how did multiculturalism replace Britishness as the defining idea of community for English-speaking Canada and Australia, and what does this say about their respective experiences of nationalism in the twentieth century?

Dr. Jatinder Mann is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London and a former Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Alberta. He is currently working on a project on ‘The end of the British World and the redefinition of citizenship in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, 1950s-1970s’. He has also published numerous articles in front ranking, interdisciplinary journals. Jatinder has held visiting fellowships and professorships at the Australian National University, Carleton University, and the Victoria University of Wellington. He was awarded his doctorate in history at the University of Sydney in 2011. Jatinder was also a recipient of the prestigious Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship by the Australian government and an International Postgraduate Award by the University of Sydney for his doctoral research.