Moody-Hamilton Lectures in Atlantic History

This lecture series was established in 2013 to recognize Dr. Barry Moody’s service to the Department of History and Classics and to Acadia University. The lecture series is supported by donations from colleagues, alumni and friends and endowed in 2014 through an estate gift of William and Marian (Banks) Hamilton. The Moody-Hamilton Lectures, offered biennially at Acadia University, are given by distinguished or popular scholars in the history of the Atlantic world. The lectures are open to the public with free admission and are announced and promoted by the Department of History and Classics.

Dr. Moody graduated from Acadia with a BA History in 1967 and completed his MA and PhD at Queen’s University. He returned to teach at Acadia in 1970, where he served as Department Head and Acting Dean, and finally Professor Emeritus. Dr. Moody is the author of many publications on aspects of Nova Scotia history including, most recently, A History of Annapolis Royal: A Town With a Memory, Volume Two: 1749-2005.   

Dr. William B. Hamilton earned three degrees from Acadia (BA 1949, BEd 1950, MA History 1953) and a PhD from University of Western Ontario. His academic appointments include University of Western Ontario and Mount Allison University where he was Professor Emeritus following his retirement in 1995. He wrote many books on Atlantic History including The Nova Scotia Traveler and Place Names of Atlantic Canada. Marian Banks earned her BA English from Acadia in 1955 and a BEd from Mount Allison in 1956. A teacher and social worker, she became an artist and volunteer in retirement.