Ian Dyck Memorial Lecture

Historian Ian Dyck specialized in the society, culture and politics of modern England.

Dyck joined SFU in 1988, where he became an associate professor of History, and received an Excellence in Teaching award in 1991. Dyck's research attracted support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and fellowships in Cambridge and at the Huntington Library. His published works included William Cobbett and Rural Popular Culture (Cambridge University Press, 1992) and Cobbett’s Rural Rides (Penguin, 2001).

Thanks to the generosity of Ian Dyck’s family, friends, colleagues and students, the endowment that was established in 2008 has been used to bring a visiting historian in British history to Simon Fraser University. There are three components to each visit: a public lecture held at the Harbour Centre campus, a talk on the Burnaby campus for faculty and graduate students and a seminar with the Honours students in History. 

The lectureship has become a regular part of the department’s activities and an important point of contact with alumni and the wider community.  

Dr. Ian Dyck (1954-2007)

“Hundreds of undergraduates delighted in his Western Civilization lectures and he was much loved as a seminar leader in a course on popular culture in Britain and Europe.”
-John Craig, Department of History

1. Alun Howkins  University of Sussex. (2009)

2.  Malcolm Page University of Leeds. (2010)

3. Nicola Verdon  Sheffield Hallam University. (2012)

4. James Epstein  Vanderbilt University. (2013)

5. Priya Satia  Stanford University. (2014)

6. Steve Hindle  Huntington Library. (2015)

7.  Jordanna Bailkin  University of Washington. (2016)

8.  Alexandra Walsham  University of Cambridge. (2017)

9.  Natalie Zemon Davis  University of Toronto. (2018)