Monday, November 30, 2009

Information Fair on NU's Master of Arts in History Program, Saturday December 5

Anyone interested in Nipissing's Masters Programs (including the Masters of Arts in History) are invited to attend an Information Fair on MA History, MEd, MSc Mathematics on Saturday, December 5th, 2009 at the Main Campus in North Bay from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Register now by contacting the Liaison Office: (705-474-3450 ext. 4517) or nuinfo AT

History Seminar Series: Bruce Erickson on Canoeing as Historical Re-creation, Friday, December 4

The final installment of the History Department Seminar Series for this term features Bruce Erickson, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Nipissing University, speaking on "Recreating History, Consuming Nature: Canoeing, Suffering, and the Nation's Past" on Friday, December 4th, 2009 at 2:30pm in Room A226. Refreshments will be served.

Bruce's talk will examine recreational re-creations of voyageur canoe trips, arguing that these trips attempt to encounter the character of the nation through an experience of nature. Canada then becomes a nation held in the nature of the landscape, as opposed to an entity created by multifarious networks of colonial power over the last four centuries.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Reminder: Truth, Justice and Reconciliation

From the History Club:

Here is the information about a special lecture this week hosted by the Canadian International Council that you may be interested in:
What? Truth, Justice and Reconciliation: Peacebuilding in Cambodia, Kosovo and Uganda
When? Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 at 7:00pm
Where? The Weaver (B200), Nipissing University
Who? Everyone! Admission is free.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation: Tuesday, Nov. 24, 7 pm, Weaver Auditorium.

From Dr. Robin Gendron:
The Nipissing Branch of the Canadian International Council would like to invite the campus community to participate in an event with Dr. Alistair Edgar, who will be speaking on the subject of "Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation: Peacebuilding in Cambodia, Kosovo, and Uganda."
This event will take place next Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 7-8 pm in the Weaver Auditorium. It is free and open to the public and we hope to see everyone there.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Nipissing University Academic College meeting -- Friday, Nov. 13

Christine Jenkins (Secretary of Senate/Assistant to the President) writes:
This is a reminder of the meeting of the Nipissing University Academic College (NUAC) on Friday, November 13 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in F210. NUAC is comprised of all members of the broad University community involved in the delivery of academic programs and academic services. This includes all students.
Information on NUAC is contained in Article 10.3 of the Senate By-laws which may be found at:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Reminders: Keynote address, History seminar

For the Keynote address, tonight, see the previous post.

Dr. James Murton reminds of tomorrow's History seminar:

The History Department Seminar Series will welcome Dr. Kristján Ahronson to campus this Friday to speak on "Viking-Age Environmental Change: The First Centuries of Human Settlement in Iceland."

Friday, Nov 6, 2:30 pm in Rm A226.

Refreshments will be served. See you there!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Reminder: History Keynote Address, November 5, 7 pm

Nipissing University is pleased to welcome James Taylor Carson to campus for the Department of History’s annual keynote address.

Titled, North American Antiquity and the Practice of Modern History, the address takes place on Thursday, November 5, from 7 – 9 p.m. in room R308.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Seminar series: Viking-Age Environmental Change, Friday Nov. 6

Dr. James Murton writes:
The History Department Seminar Series, in conjunction with James Abbott of the Geography Department, will feature archeologist Dr Kristján Ahronson, speaking on "Viking-Age Environmental Change: The First Centuries of Human Settlement in Iceland."

Dr. Ahronson is a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and is a Lecturer at the University of Wales (Bangor). He will discuss the way in which his work is providing a better understanding of the process of cultural diffusion in the North Atlantic through a new use of volcanic deposits to more accurately date changes in vegetative cover as a result of the Norse settlement of Iceland.

Friday, Nov 6, 2:30 pm, Rm A226.

Everyone Welcome. Refreshments will be served!