SCANS Memorial Lectures

Memorial Lecture Series

Originally named Special Lectures, the series was renamed in 2012 to honour the late Dr. Ken Rozee, an outstanding microbiologist, a noted university professor, historian, mentor, and friend, widely recognized for his contributions to research and teaching. A former president of SCANS, Ken was always interested in sharing his science, his love of history and his other interests with students young and old.
Memorial Lectures are SCANS way of honouring recently-deceased SCANS members.
NOTE:

  • Lectures are open to all. Registration is not required.
  • There is no charge for the lectures, but freewill donations are gratefully accepted. A donation box is available. Proceeds are used to fund future Memorial Lectures.
  • Please do NOT wear scents to lectures: some SCANS members have allergies.
  • CANCELLATIONS: If a Memorial Lecture must be cancelled, a notice will be posted on the SCANS homepage under 'Announcements'. During storm season, Cancellations will be posted on the CBC Storm Centre website.


Spring 2017:

Memorial Lecture - “Danubia: The Heart of Europe"

by Bosko Loncarevic

Thursday, May 11, 1.30 – 3.30 pm
Captain William Spry Community Centre, 16 Sussex St, Halifax

The Danube, the most important river in Europe, passes through ten countries to discharge in the Black Sea. The Danube Valley is the most fertile region of Europe. The first Neolithic people in Europe settled there before 8,000 BC. After a turbulent history, the Habsburg Dynasty emerged in the XIIIth Century, uniting the region under one Emperor. Their capital, Vienna, emerged as the centre of European culture. Using a very broad brush, we will look at the geology, history, people, culture, arts, economy and the development of this important region over its turbulent and fascinating existence.
Bosko Loncarevic, born in Belgrade on the shores of the Danube, was educated in Toronto and Cambridge. He settled in Nova Scotia in 1963, spending his professional career as a Marine Scientist at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. Living through the horrors of the Second World War, he developed a life-long interest in the history of Europe and its people.


NOTE:
· Memorial Lectures are open to all. Registration is not required.
· Freewill donations are gratefully accepted. Suggested donation: $5. A donation box will be available. Proceeds will be used to support future Memorial Lectures.
· Please do NOT wear scents to lectures because some SCANS Members have allergies.

CONTACTS:
Web: www.theSCANS.ca
E-mail: info @ theSCANS.ca
Halifax office: 902-444-7588


CANCELLATIONS: If a Memorial Lecture must be cancelled, a notice will be posted on the SCANS homepage under 'Announcements'. During storm season, Cancellations will be posted on the CBC Storm Centre website.

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