Speaker Series: October 18, 2017 – 7pm

Kate Humble graduated from UVic with a BA in History and a BFA in Theatre. She pursued graduate work at the University of Toronto and taught in the History department before pursuing a career in museums.

Having been the Visitor Experience Manager for Britain’s National Collection of Arms and Armour, the Education Curater for MMBC and Operations Manager for Craigdarroch Castle, she is now the Curator for Fort Rodd Hill National Historical Site.

The topic of the lecture is:

A new grassroots religion emerged in the 19th century, centred around contacting the dead. Hugely popular, the Spiritualist movement spread a gospel of hope, despite its psychics and manifestations of spirits being scientifically debunked. Most of the spiritualist leaders were women in a male-dominated society, and this talk will explore their extraordinary contributions to religion, faith and even politics.