Monday, September 21, 2009

NU History Club notices -- lots going on

Welcome back! I hope you are enjoying your classes so far! A few things of interest to history students in the next couple of weeks:

Our first History Club Meeting will be taking place this Tuesday (September 22nd) at 11:30am in room R313 (in the new research wing). We plan to discuss some upcoming club activities, so if you'd like to get more involved with the History Club, please consider attending!

This year's History Department Meet and Greet will take place on Wednesday, September 30th at 6:30pm in the Owl's Nest Lounge (first floor of the H-Wing). All students interested in (or already in) Nipissing's History program are welcome to attend. Get to know your History Profs and fellow students and enjoy some refreshments and fun!

Club Days is coming up on the week of September 28th - October 2nd. We are looking for people to help run the History Club booth, so if you have a few hours to spare between 9:00-3:00 on any day that week, please email back.

Calling all First Year Students! This year, the History Club will be organizing a Scavenger Hunt and Pizza Party for new History Students at Nipissing University on Monday, October 5th, starting at 12:00pm following the First Year Canadian History Course in B200. Please let any first year History students know!

Other Opportunities of interest:

Students are also invited to take part in a conference that the History Department at Nipissing and the Canada Research Chair in Environmental History are presenting, called "Bringing Subsistence Out of the Shadows." This two-day workshop 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. If you are interested in further information, or are interested in attending, please contact Bruce Erickson at