Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dr. Gillian McCann speaks: "Occultism and Utopianism in early 20th century Canada

From Anne Clendinning:

Just a quick reminder that the Department of History at Nipissing University continues its Seminar Series with our first talk of the new year, this coming Friday January 25.
Dr. Gillian McCann, from the Department of Religions and Cultures at Nipissing will speak on "Occultism and Utopianism in early 20th century Canada: an exploration of Canadian history from the dark side".

This work is from Dr. McCann's  recent book about the theosophical movement in Canada. Please join us this Friday afternoon January 25, in Room A226 from 2.30-4.30 at the North Bay campus. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek speaks Thursday, December 6th 1:30 PM.

From Lorie Hall:
The History Department and the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives are pleased to welcome Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek, Associated Vice-President, Academic & Indigenous Programs, Laurentian University.

Dr. Cote-Meek will be presenting on "Exploring the Impact of Ongoing Colonialism on Aboriginal Students in Post-Secondary Education" please join us in the Treaty Learning Centre on Thursday, December 6th from 1:30-3:30pm.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Serena Kataoka, "'Post-Darwin' Thinking: from Evolution to History." Friday, Nov. 23

 From Derek Neal:

This week's History Seminar Series features Ms Serena Kataoka, who will address us on the subject of "'Post-Darwin' Thinking: from Evolution to History." Ms Kataoka teaches in Nipissing's Department of Political Science, and is also a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of Victoria.

According to Ms Kataoka, the influential ideas of Jane Jacobs on urban planning attempt to follow Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, modifying Darwinian ideas of "mutation" and "natural selection" into a theory of "urban evolution." However, Ms Kataoka observes that Jacobs' thinking is heavily determined by pre-Darwinian notions of "progress." This presentation draws on Ms Kataoka's fieldwork in the Bridgeview neighbourhood of Vancouver, and will gesture toward ideas of change that question Darwin's rational explanations of why one thing survives over another, focusing instead on the contingency of history.

The talk is at 2:30 pm in room A226, it is free of charge, liquid (though non-alcoholic) refreshments will be provided, and everyone is welcome.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Hoping to see you at the talk,

Derek Neal

Thursday, October 25, 2012

History Club pub tonight

It is to be held at the Fox and the Fiddle, on Thursday, October 25,
beginning at 8:00. There will be prizes for the best historical

Sunday, September 30, 2012

History Club meet and greet, Wed. 8 pm

At the Fox and Fiddle!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

MA in History Open House -- Sept 26

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

First History Seminar of the year! It's Titanic!

The History Seminar Series presents

Anne Clendinning speaking on:

Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon and the “Money Boat”:  Class and Cowardice at the Board of Trade Titanic Inquiry

Friday, September 21, 2012
2:30–4:00 pm

Everyone welcome

Refreshments provided
Contact: Derek Neal

NU History Club meeting!

First Meeting of the History Club: this Wednesday at 5:30 in the main cafe. All are welcome.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

CIC: Policing Afghanistan -- Wed. Sept. 26

The Nipissing Branch of the Canadian International Council is pleased to announce its first event for 2012-13.  On Wednesday, Sept 26, we will be hosting Sgt. Mike Hunter of the North Bay Police Service, who will be discussing his experience of serving with the International Police Mission in Afghanistan in 2011.

The discussion, ‘Policing Afghanistan,’ takes place from 7 to 8:30 pm in room B200 (the Weaver Auditorium) at Nipissing University.  It is free and open to the public.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Graduate Studies workshop, Sept. 21, 2 pm

The School of Graduate Studies will be hosting a Graduate Studies Workshop. 

Topics to be covered will include:

1. Nipissing's Programs
2. The Application Process
3. Funding Opportunities
4. Tips and Tricks to Make an Application Stand Out

Although Nipissing programs will be discussed, additional information such as the application process and funding opportunities will be applicable to students who are thinking of graduate programs elsewhere.  It would be greatly appreciated if you would share this event with your students.

The workshop will be September 21, 2012, at 2:00pm in Room: R308 for North Bay students. It will be video conferenced to Room 202 for Brantford students and Classroom 3 for Bracebridge students.