Location, Location, Location – Lecture Series

Interdisciplinary Studies and Dunbar Community Centre Association Lecture Series

Thursdays, 7:30 pm–9:00 pm | January 10-March 21, 2019
Dunbar Community Centre 

The modern real estate mantra, “location, location, location,” names an idea that has long dictated where we choose to settle: as individuals, as communities, and as nations. These lectures will explore the important role our surroundings have on the way we interact with and understand the world around us.


Upcoming lectures

All speakers are Langara College Faculty members.

January 24 – Istanbul, not constantinople: why did constantinople get the works?
Speaker: Niall Christie, History Coordinator, Langara College

January 31 – Rooms for rent: unpacking the houses of Edgar Allan Poe
Speaker: Erin Robb, Instructor, Langara English Department

February 7 – From a ‘city in crisis’ to the city of light: urban transformation in nineteenth-century Paris
Speaker: Paisley Mann, Instructor, Langara English Department

February 14 – Utopia in the big apple: is it possible? (two novels set in NYC)
Speaker: Stefan Haag, Instructor, Langara English Department

February 21 – Ottoman Athens and Mussolini’s Rome: using historic monuments to promote nationalist ideologies
Speaker: Jennifer Knapp, Department Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) and Coordinator, Classical Studies

Februrary 28 – No better place: utopias from more to the internet
Speaker: Lealle Ruhl, Coordinator, Peace & Conflict Studies and Instructor, Political Science 

March 7 – The frontier: on the edge of utopia and dystopia in the cold war
Speaker: Craig Keating, Instructor, History and Latin

March 14 – The dying of the light: geographies of Nordic noir
Speaker: Kina Cavicchioli, Department Chair, English Department

March 21 – Community, society and the individual: where to from here?
Speaker: Colin Mills, Department Chair, Geography


  • General: $5 per lecture or $50 for the series.
  • Students (with student ID): $2.50 per lecture or $25 for the series.

Location – Dunbar Community Centre, 4747 Dunbar St., Vancouver

To register, visit the registration site, phone 604.222.6060 or visit the Dunbar Community Centre in person. Students must register by phone or in person. Advance registration recommended. Limited supply of tickets available at door.

Light refreshments provided.

Learn more.
To learn more about the IDS lecture series, email Jennifer Knapp at jknapp@langara.ca.

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