From the History Club:
You are invited to our Year-End Lunch Meeting will be on Tuesday, April 6th at 11:30am in F304. We will enjoy some lunch and introduce next year's executive! Take a study break and plan to attend!
Notes, events, and announcements from the History Department of Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Program at a Glance
Friday March 26, 2010
Time Program Location
6:30 - 9:30 pm Registration
7:00 - 7:15 pm Welcome Fideli Room (F210)
7:15 - 8:00 pm Keynote Address Dr. Jeff Dech Fideli Room (F210)
8:00 - 9:30 pm Poster Presentations Nipissing Front Lobby
Saturday March 27, 2010
Time Program Location
8:15 - 8:45 am Registration A246 - Small Cafeteria
8:45 - 9:00 am Opening Remarks - David Tabachnick A246 - Small Cafeteria
9:00 - 10:30 am Concurrent Sessions
#1 - Reproductive & Family Health & NATO A228
#2 - The Dionne Quintuplets A224
#3 - Atrocities in History A226
10:30 - 10:45 am BREAK A246 - Small Cafeteria
10:45 - 12:00 pm Concurrent Session
#4 - New Technologies in Research A226
#5 - Research in Education A228
#6 - Shaping Political Identities A224
12:00 - 1:00 pm LUNCH A246 - Small Cafeteria
1:00 - 2:20 pm Concurrent Sessions
#7 - Experiments in Chemistry and Biology A226
#8 - East Meets West A224
#9 - How to do Things with Numbers A228
2:20 - 2:35 pm BREAK A246 - Small Cafeteria
2:35 - 3:55 pm Concurrent Sessions
#10 - Land, People, & Politics A228
#11 - Jung, the Young, and the (Un)dead A226
#12 - Twentieth century World Issues A224
3:55 - 5:15 pm Concurrent Sessions
#13 - Re-visioning Identity A224
#14 - Plant Populations: Crops and Forests A226
#15 - Three Pillars of Nazi Germany A228
5:15 - 5:45 pm Closing Remarks - Dean Bavington A246 - Small Cafeteria
It is exciting stuff and if you want to know more, follow this link.
Pennsylvania’s Revolution embodies a new era of scholarship about the state’s Revolutionary past. It breaks from a narrowly focused study of Philadelphia and the 1776 Constitution to evaluate Pennsylvania’s internal conflicts during the Revolutionary period.
Jennifer Evans, University of Toronto, will present some research that she originated here in the History MA program.Come find out!
'It was part of everything': Immigrant women’s stories of food and cooking in postwar North Bay, Ontario
Date & Time: Friday, Mar 12, 2:30 pm in Rm A226.
A study of immigrant women’s experiences with food and cooking raises questions about how women’s everyday experiences in their kitchens related to their larger transnational contexts: How did women’s experiences in their homelands shape their perceptions of the food and cooking practices in North Bay, and what did it mean for their own cooking?
And here is a link to the podcast. (Near bottom of that page.)
Hitler caused the Holocaust, that much we know (No Hitler, no Holocaust). But did he directly order it and, if so, how and when? This is one of the many interesting questions posed by Hilary Earl in her outstanding new book The Nuremberg SS-Einsatzgruppen Trial, 1945-1958: Atrocity, Law, and History (Cambridge UP, 2009). The book is about the trial of the leaders of the Einsatzgruppen, the mobile killing units that, in 1941 and 1942, spearheaded the Nazi effort to eradicate the Jewish people. The Einsatzgruppen murdered something on the order of a million people using almost nothing but firearms. In 1947, their commanders were brought to justice in what might be called the “other” (forgotten) Nuremberg Trials. The trial left an enormous body of reasonably fresh-after-the-fact testimony for historians to work with in trying to understand this episode in the Holocaust. Hilary does a masterful job of mining this material. She also points out that the roots of our own understandings of the Holocaust can in large measure be traced to these disturbing trails. The defendants were the first Nazi genocidaires to publicly describe what they had done and why they had done it.
Our next meeting will be this Thursday, March 4th at 11:30am in R306.
We are also planning a Year-end lunch for History students and faculty to celebrate the past year and introduce your new History Club executive. Please mark Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 11:30pm on your calendars.
Other Events: The Canadian International Council (CIC), along with Nipissing University, will be welcoming Globe and Mail Columnist Jeffery Simpson to North Bay for a special talk entitled "Sink or Swim: Keeping Canada Afloat in the New Global Economy." The talk begins at 7:00pm in the Nipissing University Theater on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010. The cost is $5, $2 for students and free for Members of the CIC (please pay at the door).
We at the History Department Seminar Series are pleased (and somewhat relieved) to return to our regular format, especially since we do so with our own Katrina Srigley presenting a lively and fascinating paper on family and memory titled, "Stories of Strife? Memories of the Great Depression."Katrina's paper focuses on four sisters' recollections of their Depression-era family and their complex and difficult relationship with their father, as a way of revealing how we use memory to shape our individual, family and community identities.Friday, Mar 5, 2:30 pm in A224Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome!
Don't forget about our Potluck & Board Games Night on Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 5:30pm in the Owl's Nest Lounge (H102). Bring some food to share and any fun board games you may have (I know I'm bringing RISK). Bring a friend!