Friday, January 21, 2011

History Seminar Series: upcoming this term

From Dr. Derek Neal:

I'd like to tell you about our upcoming History seminars for the Winter semester. All take place on Friday afternoons; they are free of charge, refreshments are served, and everyone is welcome. All talks are in room A226 of the Education Centre at Nipissing University.

Our season begins on January 28 (4:30 pm) with the roundtable "Did 1968 Happen in Canada?" Robin Gendron, Catherine Murton-Stoehr, and Katrina Srigley of Nipissing's Department of History will discuss the degree to which Canada experienced the sense of imminent, profound social change that has become known as "The International '68".

A week later, on February 4 (2:30 pm) our guest Andrew Taylor of the University of Ottawa will explore the connections between medieval European history and Canadian aboriginal history in “Written Record to Memory: Delgamuukw vs. British Columbia and the Modern Historian”.

On March 4 (2:30 pm) Carly Dokis will speak on a topic connected to her research about Sahtu Dene environmental assessment discourse. Dr Dokis is SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Nipissing's Department of History.

Another roundtable on March 25 (2:30 pm) will explore possible connections between widely separated historical events that occurred in the same year. In "Coincidences? 1857 in World History," Anne Clendinning, Nathan Kozuskanich and Derek Neal (History, Nipissing) will discuss upheavals in India, the United States and South Africa.

Mark Crane brings our season to a close on April 1 (2:30 pm) with the presentation “Constructing a Heretic: The Paris Theologians' Condemnation of Martin Luther, 1521.” Dr. Crane will explain what was at stake at this moment in the Protestant Reformation, and why the resulting document was not translated into English for nearly 500 years.