Monday, August 31, 2009

Bringing Subsistence Out of the Shadows: A workshop on Subsistence Economies. October 2-4th

The Department of History at Nipissing University and the Canada Research Chair in Environmental History are pleased to announce a two-day workshop on subsistence relationships. Bringing Subsistence Out of the Shadows aims to bring together emerging scholarship on subsistence and mixed economies, both contemporary and throughout history. Subsistence relationships illustrate the complexity of not only economic exchanges, but also of human/nature interactions, and discussions at the workshop will draw upon these complex networks to help understand the continuing significance of subsistence at different scales. 13 pre-selected papers will form the spine of the discussion and the keynote address will be provided by Colin Duncan, author of The Centrality of Agriculture: Between Humankind and the Rest of Nature.

The workshop will take place at Monastery Hall, Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario, on October 2-4th.

While the subsistence scale has often been seen as a stepping-stone to larger, more complex relationships of exchange, local and subsistence economies have received a recent revival due to both environmental and economic crises. North Bay has a long history of vibrant subsistence and small-scale productions, including wild berries, fisheries, and forestry. On Friday evening (October 2nd ) there will be a showcase of some of those involved in these relationships at the Kennedy Gallery in Downtown North Bay.

Please find the schedule of presenters and paper titles here. If you are interested in further information, or are interested in attending, please contact Bruce Erickson at

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

From the Vice-President, Finance and Administration

Hello Everyone:

Please find attached for your review an informative video and other information on how to use the lanes of the roundabout at the bottom of College Drive and Gormanville road.

Visit link:

If you have any questions, you will be able to ask them at the education session tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday, August 25, 2009 at 2PM in the Fedeli (F210) room.

The information will be posted on the VP Finance Administration website for further review at your leisure.

Thank you for your attention and please be aware and safety conscious as the students return.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Campus Walk Program -- a message from Dean Craig Cooper

A Campus Walk Program is offered to everyone from the 3rd week in
September to mid April, Mon-Fri, 6pm-11pm. Campus Walk's # is
494-9192. When Campus Walk is not available you may call Security
Services at 474-7600 ext 5505 or alternatively at 498-7244(cell).
Please note that after 5pm you may park in any Parking Lot, including

Dr. Craig Cooper
Dean, Arts and Science

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Schedule for defenses of Major Research Papers by History MA students

All members of the university community are invited to these defenses by the first class of History MA students.

Monday August 17th 2009
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Room F303
Yvonne Hunter
MRP Title: Cold Columns: Anne O’Hare McCormick and the Origins of the Cold War in the New York Times (1920-1954)

Tuesday August 18th 2009
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Room F303
Jennifer Evans
MRP Title: “She Never Did Cook the Canadian Way”: Immigrant Women’s Changing Relationship with Food and Cooking in Postwar North Bay, Ontario

Wednesday August 19th 2009
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Room F214
Jessica Parks
MRP Title: France’s Fourth Republic and the Definitive Decisions of 1954

Monday August 24th 2009
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Room F214
Kristen Rossetti
MRP Title: Poetry as Historical Evidence: The Medium, the Message and the Methodology

Wednesday August 26th 2009
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Room F214
Dave Bernardi
MRP Title: Deciphering Orwell: How to Use Fiction as Historical Evidence

Monday, August 10, 2009

Yvonne Hunter's Major Research Paper defense, Monday August 17, Room F303, 9 AM

The School of Graduate Studies proudly invites the university community to attend the first defense of the M.A. program in History. Yvonne Hunter will defend her Major Research Paper entitled “Cold Columns: Anne O’Hare McCormick and the Origins of the Cold War in the New York Times.”

It will take place on Monday August 17, 2009 in room F303, 9 AM -12 PM.