Stories of Songs and Laughter: Dr. Lachlan MacKinnon Presentation

Join us on Tuesday, March 26, at 12:00pm in the Rotary Music Performance Room.

Centre for Cape Breton Studies-Associated faculty member, Dr. Lachlan MacKinnon will host a presentation on Dr. Fred Burrill’s research.

Space is limited, so we encourage you to arrive early to get a seat.

The rural working-class communities of Nova Scotia’s Musquodoboit Valley have been buffeted by successive waves of investment and deindustrialization in dangerous resource-extractive industries, creating memory-scapes conditioned by hard labour, unemployment, and, importantly, job-related illness and accidents. This talk will focus on popular memories of the 1936 Moose River mine disaster and attempt to make some broader conclusions about the role of death and dying in shaping local working-class culture.