Welcome New Carleton History Grad Students!

On behalf of the Carleton 2014/2015 HGSA Exec. and all of our fantastic grad students, welcome to Carleton’s history department. We are so excited for the coming year!

Check back here every so often this summer for details on our 2014 Welcome Week events as well as throughout the year for other news and updates!

Woohoo!

Your HGSA Pres,

Sara 🙂

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Final Living Room Lecture of the Year! Disciplining and Ordering the (Social) Body

The final living room lecture of the semester is scheduled for the evening of next Thursday, April 5th. On this night Ph.D Candidate Joel Knopf and M.A. student Guy Massie will be presenting on their exciting research as it pertains to “Disciplining and Ordering the (Social) Body”. While Joel will be speaking about progressive education in interwar Canada, Guy will be discussing the cultural implications of none other than Tarzan of the Apes! Come, enjoy some snacks, listen and engage at our last living room lecture of the 2011-12 year.

The details are as follows:

Thursday, April 5th 7pm

Theme(s): Disciplining and Ordering the (Social) Body

Presenter 1: Joel Kropf

Title: “Net-Widening or Non-Coercion? Joseph McCulley, Pickering College, and Progressive Education in Interwar Canada.”

Presenter 2: Guy Massie

Title: ”‘Specially Endowed by Nature’: Bodies, Evolution, and the Natural Order in Tarzan of the Apes”.

Venue: The living room of 208 General Avenue  (http://maps.google.ca/maps/place?q=208+General+Ave,+Ottawa,+ON+K1Z+7T8&hl=en&ftid=0x4cce068367b34dc7:0xe59781278320dadb)

James Opp and William Knight, “No App for That: the Rideau Timescapes App and the Poverty (and Pleasures) of Photographs in Place”

The HGSA Study Group for Historical Theory, Method, and Practice presents:

James Opp and William Knight
“No App for That: the Rideau Timescapes App and the Poverty (and Pleasures) of Photographs in Place”

Thursday, March 15, 1pm
Paterson 433 (History Lounge)

All graduate students and faculty are welcome to join the discussion!

There is no assigned reading for this session.

James Opp is an Associate Professor in the Department of History and
Co-Director of the Carleton Centre for Public History. His work focuses on Canadian social history, public history, and visual culture.

William Knight is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History whose work focuses on Canadian environmental history and natural history museums.

The Theory Study Group is a series of workshops that aims to provide graduate students from Carleton’s History Department with a venue for debate and discussion on matters that relate to historical theory, method, and practice, broadly defined.  For more information about the Study Group, please visit our page on the HGSA website:
https://carletonhistorygraduatestudentassociation.wordpress.com/studygroup

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!
Sara Spike sspike [at] connect.carleton.ca
Emmanuel Hogg ehogg [at] connect.carleton.ca

Hope to see you there!

A.B. McKillop, “Surviving the Academic Other: Writing After the Dissertation”

All graduate students and faculty are welcome to join the discussion!

Professor A. B. McKillop on storytelling and the practice of History
“Surviving the Academic Other: Writing History After the Dissertation”
Thursday, February 16, 1pm
Paterson 433 (History Lounge)

In preparation, please read the following article (links to PDF):

A. B. McKillop, “Engaging History: Historians, Story-telling, and Self,” in Thinkers and Dreamers: Historical Essays in Honour of Carl Berger, edited by Gerald Friesen and Doug Owram (UTP, 2011), 33-52.

Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of History, A.B. McKillop is a distinguished scholar of Canadian intellectual and cultural history.

The Study Group is a series of workshops that aims to provide graduate students from Carleton’s History Department with a venue for debate and discussion on matters that relate to historical theory, method, and practice, broadly defined.
For more information about the Study Group, please visit our page
https://carletonhistorygraduatestudentassociation.wordpress.com/studygroup

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!
Sara Spike sspike [at] connect.carleton.ca
Emmanuel Hogg ehogg [at] connect.carleton.ca

Hope to see you there!

Theory Study Group: Dominique Marshall, Dealing with the Political History of Childhood

All graduate students and faculty are welcome to join the discussion!

Dominique Marshall, Dealing with the Political History of Childhood
Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 3pm
History Lounge (Paterson 433)

In preparation, please read the following pieces:

Dominique Marshall, “Children’s Rights and Children’s Actions in International Relief and Domestic Welfare: The Work of Herbert Hoover between 1914 and 1950,” Journal of the History of Children and Youth 1, no. 3 (Fall 2008): 351-388. (LINK to article in library database)

Dominique Marshall, review of Recuerdos: Basque Children Refugees in Great Britain, edited by Natalia Benjamin (2007), Journal of the History of Children and Youth 3, no. 3 (2010): 438-440. (LINK to article in library database)

Professor and Acting Chair in the Department of History, Dominique Marshall’s work focuses on children’s rights, social policy, and child welfare in Canada and internationally.

The Study Group is a series of workshops that aims to provide graduate students from Carleton’s History Department with a venue for debate and discussion on matters that relate to historical theory, method, and practice, broadly defined.
For more information about the Study Group, please visit our page
https://carletonhistorygraduatestudentassociation.wordpress.com/studygroup

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions!
Sara Spike sspike [at] connect.carleton.ca
Emmanuel Hogg ehogg [at] connect.carleton.ca

Hope to see you there!

Names Instead of Numbers

The travelling exhibition, “Names Instead of Numbers,” will be coming to Carleton’s Department of History in February 2012, with the support of the Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies.  The exhibit launch will be on February 9th at 6pm.  To see the Facebook event, click here.

This exhibit highlights twenty-two biographies of prisoners at the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau, with material from the Dachau Remembrance Book project.  This exhibit comes to Carleton as part of the Second Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in Jewish Studies, entitled “Jewish Spaces, Jewish Places,” and will be held on February 9th, 2012.

For more information about the conference, please click here.

For more information on the exhibition, click the following link:

http://ccph.carleton.ca/dachau/

Living Room Lecture 3: Rejecting the Mainstream in Historical Perspective

Dear HGSA Members,

You are all cordially invited to the third living room lecture of the 2011-2012 year on the evening of next Thursday, February 2nd. On that night, Jason Charbonneau and Ian Wereley will be presenting on their very different, but paralleling topics that relate broadly to the theme “Rejecting the Mainstream in Historical Perspective”. (Find abstracts of their presentation on the HGSA website Living Room Lecture page) .   The lecture will be happening once more in the living room of 208 General Avenue, just across the farm from Carleton http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=208+General+Ave,+Ottawa,+ON+K1Z+7T8&hl=en&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=30.814043,86.572266&oq=208+General+&vpsrc=0&hnear=208+General+Ave,+Ottawa,+Ontario+K1Z+7T8&t=m&z=16

Further details are as follows:

Thursday, February 2nd 7pm

Theme(s): Rejecting the Mainstream in Historical Perspective

Presenter 1: Jason Charbonneau

Title: “Prophecy, Providence and Politics: Pierre Jurieu and the petits prophètes, 1686-1692”

Presenter 2: Ian Wereley

Title: “The British Back to Coal Movement: The Rise of an Energy Security Lobby, 1931-1934.”

Venue: “the” living room of 208 General Avenue

Hope to see you there!