Public Lecture: ‘Catastrophic events that shaped the composition of Gibraltar’s civilian population

18th June 2018

The University of Gibraltar Invites you to an evening lecture by internationally acclaimed Professor, Lawrence Sawchuk

Date: Wednesday 20th June
Time: 19:00-20:00
Location: Europa Point Campus

About the Lecture

The talk will address three vital themes that shaped the civilian population in Gibraltar:

  1. 1777 vs The Great Siege – Was there Stability in Settlement?
  2. The Great Fever Epidemic and Settling of Gibraltar
  3. Border Closure with Spain – The emergence of new Marriage Patterns

About the Speaker

Lawrence Sawchuk is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is currently a council member of the International Association of Human Biologists, part of the Canadian Association of Physical Anthropologists and is the current Associate Chair for the Department of Anthropology. Professor Sawchuk completed his PhD in Anthropology in 1974 and has dedicated the past 31 years to teaching, relentlessly dedicated to the improvement of undergraduate learning. His personal research interests are focused on medical and demographic history since the 1970s, with a particular focus on Gibraltar.

Image courtesy The People of Gibraltar: The town of Gibraltar immediately after the great Siege. The large building on the right was the Spanish hospital of San Juan de Dios which was known to the British as the Blue Barracks and used by them for other purposes after 1704  ( 1793 – Capt Thomas Davis )