Raddall Symposia

The Raddall Symposia were established by Acadia University in 1989 in honour of Thomas H. Raddall to recognise his contribution to Atlantic Canada history and literature. Symposia are held on an occasional basis on the Acadia University campus, and bring together outstanding writers and scholars in the field of Atlantic literature. Since its inception in 1990, English faculty, with the assistance of senior English students, have hosted nine highly successful iterations of the Raddall Symposium.

1990
1990
1991
1991
1992
1992
1994
1994
1996
1996
1998
1998
2004
2004
 2013
2013
2015
2015

2017

         

 

Thomas H. Raddall O.C.

Thomas H. Raddall O.C. was born in England in 1903 and moved to Nova Scotia ten years later when his father was posted to Halifax. He worked as a wireless operator and then as a bookkeeper and became a full-time writer in 1938. His 25 books, 50 articles and more than 70 short stories, and his work for radio and television have given him a unique place among Atlantic Canada writers. He received Governor General's awards for The Pied Piper of Dipper Creek (1944), Halifax: Warden of the North (1948), and The Path of Destiny: Canada from the British Conquest to Home Rule (1957). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1953, and became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1970.