“Climate in the Age of Empire: Weather observers in colonial Canada” - Victoria Slonosky
JAMES McGILL SOCIETY
One-Hundred and Seventy-ninth Meeting
Montreal weather records, dating from the early 19th century, are held in the McGill University Archives and the McCord Museum.
Thomas McCord (1750-1824) and John Samuel McCord (1801-1865), among others, kept detailed weather logs. This talk considers how the study of meteorology and climatology in 19th century Montreal led to the foundation of the McGill Observatory.
Dr. Victoria Slonosky is Visiting Scholar Department of Geography. Climate in the Age of Empire is published by the American Meteorological Society.
All are welcome!
Monday, November 27, 2017
Main Dining Room, McGill Faculty Club
3450 McTavish Street
RECEPTION: 5:00 pm
PRESENTATION: 5:30 pm