Thursday, April 16, 2009

Schedule: HISTORY GRADUATE MRP PROPOSAL CONFERENCE Friday April 17th 2009 Room: Monastery 106

8:45 - 9:15 Coffee

9:15 - 9:30 Brief introductions from:

Douglas Parker, Associate Vice-President, Muskoka and Graduate Studies

Paule Laberge, Director of Research Services and Graduate Studies

Gordon Morrell, History Department Chair

Session One: Post WWII Foreign Policy in Print and Deed

9:30 - 10:45

Chairs: Gordon Morrell, Robin Gendron

Yvonne Hunter

Cold Columns: Anne O'Hare McCormick and the Origins of the

Cold War in the New York Times (1944-1948)

Jessica Parks

The Fourth Republic and The First Indochinese War 1945 -1954:

Its impact on the formation and failure of France's involvement in

the European Defense Community

Session Two: Living Memory and the longue durée

11:00 - 12:15

Chairs: Hilary Earl, James Murton

Danielle Whipp

Skating for the State or Skating for herself? The Case of

Katarina Witt and Unofficial Informing for the East German


Dustin Wall

An Environmental History of Osprey Links, Callander, Ontario.

12:15 - 1:30


Session Three: Literary Representations and Historical Practices

1:30 - 2:45

Chairs: Derek Neal, Mark Crane

Kristen Rossetti

Poetry as Historical Evidence: The Medium, the Message and the


David Bernardi

Deciphering Orwell: How To Use Fiction As Historical Evidence

2:45 - 3:00


Session Four: Chivalry, Food, and Women’s Identities

3:00 - 4:15

Chairs: Steve Muhlberger, Katrina Srigley

Heather McGugan

The Fairer Sex": Female Members of the Order of St. Johns and

Their Impact on the Meaning of Chivalry

What's cooking? Immigrant women and the shaping of identity in

postwar North Bay, Ontario

4:15 - 4:30

Closing remarks from Dean Bavington