Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek speaks Thursday, December 6th 1:30 PM.

From Lorie Hall:
The History Department and the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives are pleased to welcome Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek, Associated Vice-President, Academic & Indigenous Programs, Laurentian University.

Dr. Cote-Meek will be presenting on "Exploring the Impact of Ongoing Colonialism on Aboriginal Students in Post-Secondary Education" please join us in the Treaty Learning Centre on Thursday, December 6th from 1:30-3:30pm.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Serena Kataoka, "'Post-Darwin' Thinking: from Evolution to History." Friday, Nov. 23

 From Derek Neal:

This week's History Seminar Series features Ms Serena Kataoka, who will address us on the subject of "'Post-Darwin' Thinking: from Evolution to History." Ms Kataoka teaches in Nipissing's Department of Political Science, and is also a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of Victoria.

According to Ms Kataoka, the influential ideas of Jane Jacobs on urban planning attempt to follow Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, modifying Darwinian ideas of "mutation" and "natural selection" into a theory of "urban evolution." However, Ms Kataoka observes that Jacobs' thinking is heavily determined by pre-Darwinian notions of "progress." This presentation draws on Ms Kataoka's fieldwork in the Bridgeview neighbourhood of Vancouver, and will gesture toward ideas of change that question Darwin's rational explanations of why one thing survives over another, focusing instead on the contingency of history.

The talk is at 2:30 pm in room A226, it is free of charge, liquid (though non-alcoholic) refreshments will be provided, and everyone is welcome.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Hoping to see you at the talk,

Derek Neal

Thursday, October 25, 2012

History Club pub tonight

It is to be held at the Fox and the Fiddle, on Thursday, October 25,
beginning at 8:00. There will be prizes for the best historical

Sunday, September 30, 2012

History Club meet and greet, Wed. 8 pm

At the Fox and Fiddle!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

MA in History Open House -- Sept 26

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

First History Seminar of the year! It's Titanic!

The History Seminar Series presents

Anne Clendinning speaking on:

Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon and the “Money Boat”:  Class and Cowardice at the Board of Trade Titanic Inquiry

Friday, September 21, 2012
2:30–4:00 pm

Everyone welcome

Refreshments provided
Contact: Derek Neal derekn@nipissingu.ca

NU History Club meeting!

First Meeting of the History Club: this Wednesday at 5:30 in the main cafe. All are welcome.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

CIC: Policing Afghanistan -- Wed. Sept. 26

The Nipissing Branch of the Canadian International Council is pleased to announce its first event for 2012-13.  On Wednesday, Sept 26, we will be hosting Sgt. Mike Hunter of the North Bay Police Service, who will be discussing his experience of serving with the International Police Mission in Afghanistan in 2011.

The discussion, ‘Policing Afghanistan,’ takes place from 7 to 8:30 pm in room B200 (the Weaver Auditorium) at Nipissing University.  It is free and open to the public.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Graduate Studies workshop, Sept. 21, 2 pm

The School of Graduate Studies will be hosting a Graduate Studies Workshop. 

Topics to be covered will include:

1. Nipissing's Programs
2. The Application Process
3. Funding Opportunities
4. Tips and Tricks to Make an Application Stand Out

Although Nipissing programs will be discussed, additional information such as the application process and funding opportunities will be applicable to students who are thinking of graduate programs elsewhere.  It would be greatly appreciated if you would share this event with your students.

The workshop will be September 21, 2012, at 2:00pm in Room: R308 for North Bay students. It will be video conferenced to Room 202 for Brantford students and Classroom 3 for Bracebridge students. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

History Round Table, Sept. 14


Turning Points

On the face of it a small frontier conflict, the War of  1812 had world-wide causes and consequences.  It  was not just  one  turning point  but several, for Canada, the United States, Native North America and the British Empire.    

In this bicentennial year, the Department of History of Nipissing University presents a Round Table, 1812: Turning Points, for the benefit of the University and the wider North Bay community. We hope to explore all aspects of the war, what it meant at the time and what it means today. Your participation will be welcome.
1812: Turning Points
Friday, September 14, 2012  7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
The Nipissing University Theater, Nipissing University (North Bay campus)
Contact: Steven Muhlberger
Stevem@ NipissingU.ca
                                           705 – 4744 – 3461 ext 4458

Friday, September 7, 2012

Welcome and welcome back!

Students new and returning, faculty, alumni, friends, greetings to a new year.

 Our first special event is a week from today -- a history round table on the War of 1812. Stay tuned!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Darren Ferry speaks on Mechanics' institutes: Friday March 30, 2:30 pm

From Dr. Derek Neal:

Greetings to all,

The Department of History invites you to join us for our final presentation of the academic year, Friday, March 30 at 2:30 pm in room A122. Darren Ferry, of Nipissing's Muskoka Campus, will present a paper entitled "Open to All Classes on Terms of Perfect Equality: The Association of Mechanics' Institutes and the Establishment of Adult Education in Ontario, 1868–1895."

For a generation before 1895, what we would now call adult education in Ontario was largely undertaken by the Mechanics' Institutes, which provided a much wider range of instruction than their name would imply. Historians have generally considered their efforts unsuccessful, but Dr Ferry will challenge this received opinion, with reference particularly to the farmers, bookkeepers, clerks and young women who took advantage of the Institutes' evening classes during this period.

As always, the talk is free of charge, refreshments are provided, and everyone is welcome.

Hoping to see you there,

Derek Neal

Monday, March 12, 2012

"The Future Depends on Brest-Litovsk"

From Derek Neal:
The Department of History is pleased to invite you to a special presentation on Friday, March 16 at 5:00 pm in Room A226, entitled "'The Future Depends on Brest-Litovsk': War, Peace, and Revolution in Central and Eastern Europe, 1917–1918."
 Our guest speaker is Mr. Borislav Chernev, doctoral candidate in History at the American University in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Chernev will discuss previously overlooked aspects of the Brest-Litovsk Peace Conference which took place between December 1917 and March 1918 in an attempt to resolve the hostilities in the Eastern European theatre of the First World War. Focusing on the importance of Austrian, Bulgarian and Ukrainian delegations, the presentation will emphasize the domestic implications of peacemaking, and ask how the conference contributed to transmuting World War I into later national and social revolution in the vast region affected by the treaty.
 As in the History Seminar Series, the talk is free of charge, everyone is welcome and refreshments will be provided.

From the History Club

This is a reminder of the history club meeting this Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in room A143 at 11:30. We are looking for individuals willing to take over for the executive council next year. If you are interested please let us know either by responding to this e-mail or on facebook. 

Starting March 19 in the education centre hallway we will be holding our bi-annual book sale. You can drop off your donations or come buy to make a purchase that week. All money raised goes to the history club!

On March 29 we will be holding our 4th year pub night! All graduating students are welcome to come! It will be at the Fox and the Fiddle starting at 8pm. So come out, take a break from studying and enjoy a drink with your favourite prof!

Monday, January 30, 2012

History Club events

Hi all,

This is a reminder of a few events happening this week.

There will be a meeting this Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 11:30-12:30 in room A143. Attached is a copy of the minutes from last week and an agenda for this week. We will be discussing clothing orders, the book sale, 4th year pub night and the next pub night. Anyone interested in being on the executive council next year are encouraged to come out so they can learn the ropes!

This Thursday, February 2, 2012 will be our first pub night of the New Year. It will take place at the Fox and the Fiddle beginning at 8pm. The theme is symposium. Symposiums held in Ancient Greece involved wine and discussion. At our symposium you are welcome to drink whatever you chose, alcoholic or not. There will be tables set up with a political or social question placed at each table (ie. Are men and women equal always in all ways? or Should marijuana be legalized?). You are invited to come out and discuss these questions with your friends and peers. Or just come out and hang out! Hope to see you there!


Monday, January 16, 2012