News & Events


Fixing the River Lea to Fix Unemployment in West Ham

Posted in Politics & Society
Apr 11, 2018

Cover of West Ham and the River Lea by Jim Clifford (UBC Press)

The Department of History and the History Graduate Students Committee present the 2018 Dave De Brou Memorial Lecture:

Fixing the River Lea to Fix Unemployment in West Ham
A public talk by Jim Clifford, Department of History

Author of West Ham and the River Lea: A Social and Environmental History of London’s Industrialized Marshland, 1839–1914

Wednesday, April 11
7:00 pm
Frances Morrison Central Library Theatre
311 23 St. E. Saskatoon

The Lower River Lea Valley became the centre of Greater London's industrial economy during the final three decades of the nineteenth century. In this talk, Jim Clifford will discuss the unique history of this industrial suburb and the importance of the efforts to fix the river and the society in shaping the rise of social democracy in Britain.

The annual Dave De Brou Memorial Lecture is a tribute to the late Professor Dave De Brou, who was the head of the Department of History.


Back to News Listing

Related Articles

The Conversation: Canada: Is it really a country divided?

Posted on 2019-06-18

Canada has had some success protecting cultural and linguistic diversity, says a new article co-authored by a USask political studies professor

‘Nature needs space’: New USask report makes recommendations to protect Saskatoon’s Swales

Posted on 2019-06-11

Warrick Baijius, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography and Planning, wrote the report Comprehending Swale Ecosystems: Research Synthesis and Analysis

Political studies professor wins national teaching award

Posted on 2019-06-06

Dr. Loleen Berdahl (PhD) is the recipient of the 2019 Prize for Teaching Excellence from the Canadian Political Science Association

National Post: Computers are learning to read our feelings from our faces. Soon, we may not be able to hide our worst thoughts

Posted on 2019-06-06

Technological advances imperil the emotional privacy that allows us to keep our thoughts and feelings to ourselves, warns USask philosopher William Buschert

$1.25M awarded to innovative USask early career researchers

Posted on 2019-05-13

Dr. Terence Clark (PhD) of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and Dr. Steven Rayan (PhD) of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are among five USask researchers awarded new funding