History Brought to Life

After watching a period piece, have you ever wondered “yeah that’s a good story, but how accurate is it?”

Now is your opportunity to ask an expert. DIY Theatre is proud to present a new, engaging program with Dr. Geoff Jackson: History Brought to Life . This talkback night will provide historical context to Half The Battle, and provide a picture of a Canadian perspective of the second World War.

The talkback will take place after the show on Friday, November 9th.

More about our speakers:

 Geoff Jackson earned his PhD from the University of Calgary in 2013, and currently teaches courses on War and Society at Mount Royal University. He has a forthcoming book with UBC Press to be released in March, titled  The British Empire at War .

Geoff Jackson earned his PhD from the University of Calgary in 2013, and currently teaches courses on War and Society at Mount Royal University. He has a forthcoming book with UBC Press to be released in March, titled The British Empire at War.

 David Bercuson specializes in Canadian military and diplomatic history and Canadian defence policy. He is the Director of the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies and Director of Programs of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, a Calgary-based think tank. He has published on a wide range of topics specializing in modern Canadian politics, Canadian defence and foreign policy and Canadian military history.  He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has two honourary degrees. His latest book is  Our Finest Hour: Canada Fights the Second World War  which was published in October, 2015.

David Bercuson specializes in Canadian military and diplomatic history and Canadian defence policy. He is the Director of the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies and Director of Programs of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, a Calgary-based think tank. He has published on a wide range of topics specializing in modern Canadian politics, Canadian defence and foreign policy and Canadian military history.

He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has two honourary degrees. His latest book is Our Finest Hour: Canada Fights the Second World War which was published in October, 2015.