BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Date iCal v2.14-dev//NONSGML iCalcreator 2.18// METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:20141102T030000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:20150308T030000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20160703T091811Z CREATED:20131022T213716Z DESCRIPTION:Note: Any updates to this event, such as changes to the date o r location, will NOT be reflected in this calendar appointment. For the most current event information for the 2014 Congress of the Humanities an d Social Sciences, please visit\n\nSeries: Big Thinking\n\nAssociation: Federation for the Humanities and Social Sci ences\n\nAccess Level: General public\n\nDescription: Is blood toxic or sa cred? Does it divide or unite us? How do our ideas about blood, some tho usands of years old, continue to influence the way we see each other and ourselves in the Year 2014? In this Big Thinking lecture, Lawrence Hill will speak about the process of considering, researching and writing hi s 2013 Massey Lectures and book entitled Blood: The Stuff of Life. Lawren ce Hill is the author of nine books, including The Book of Negroes, win ner of various awards including The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and Canad a Reads. He travelled across Canada in the fall of 2013 to deliver the 20 13 Massey Lectures, based on his new non-fiction book Blood: The Stuff of Life. He is finishing a new novel and has co-written the adaptation for a television miniseries of The Book of Negroes , which is slated to air in 2015 on CBC in Canada and on BET in the USA. He volunteers with Crossr oads International and Book Clubs for Inmates, and lives in Hamilton, O ntario, Canada. Visit him at: See here for additio nal information about Lawrence Hill, compiled by Brock University Librar y. In English. Simultaneous interpretation available via cell phone. The v ideo of the Big Thinking lecture is now available below:\n\n  Big Thinking event sponsor:\n\nBig Thinking supporting sponsors:\n\n\n\n Big Thinking T he Big Thinking lecture series is held throughout Congress and is open to all attendees and members of the public. This series brings together lead ing scholars and public figures who can present forward-thinking research , ideas and solutions to the critical questions and issues of our time. The 2014 Big Thinking lecture series is organized by the Federation for t he Humanities and Social Sciences and Brock University. See the complete list of Big Thinking lectures... DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140529T121500 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140529T132000 LAST-MODIFIED:20140530T003512Z LOCATION:Welch Hall - David S. Howes Theatre SUMMARY:Blood: The Stuff of Life (Lawrence Hill) URL;TYPE=URI: e-hill END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR