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Why We Worry About What We Eat

Catherine Carstairs says that questioning the health aspects of our diet has been increasingly common since the 1970s, but the roots of these concerns go back at least a few more decades. She’s recently been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to travel to the University of California’s (UC) Davis campus, where she’ll explore the lives of two American writers who made the idea of “health food” popular in the mid-1900s... 
          See the rest of this feature article in At Guelph Magazine
 

Tri-University History Conference, Oct. 16

This year's Tri-U History Conference takes place in the Arts Lecture Building at the University of Waterloo. Our focus this year, "Cold War Encounters," coincides with the recent creation of the Cold War History Field at the Ph.D. level and spotlights an exciting diversity of a global scholarship.

Jodey Nurse MA Thesis Defence Sept. 30

Jodey Nurse's M.A. thesis defence, "Reaching Rural Ontario: The County of Peel Agriculture Society and teh Peel County Fall Fair, 1853-1883," will take place on September 30 in MacKinnon Extension room 132 from 10:00am-12:00pm. All welcome! Get the abstract: (.pdf)

David Bussell MA Thesis Defence Sept. 21

David Bussell's M.A. thesis defence, "Policy, Advocacy and the Press: Economic Nationalism in Southern Ontario 1968-1974," will take place on September 21 in MacKinnon Extension room 2020 from 1:30 - 3:00pm @ the University of Guelph campus. All welcome! Get the abstract: (.pdf)

Scottish Studies Colloquium 2010 - Sept. 25

Scottish Studies Fall Colloquium: get the flyer (.pdf) This year's featured speakers are Dr. Leith Davis of Simon Fraser University and Dr. Lucille Campey, author of many books on Canadian immigration. Please join us at Rozanski Hall on the University of Guelph's campus, Saturday, 25 September. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.

Nicole Drisdelle - MA Thesis Defence

Nicole Drisdell's M.A. thesis defence, "Protestant Polemic in Post-Edict France: Pierre du Moulin and the Seventeenth-Century Huguenot World, 1598-1625," will take place on September 10, 2010 in MacKinnon Extension 2020 from 1:30-3:00pm. All welcome! Get the abstract: (.pdf)

Richard Reid

The Civil War diary of Burt G. Wilder, edited by Richard Reid, has been published by University of Massachusetts Press this month: Practicing Medicine in a Black Regiment: The Civil War Diary of Burt G. Wilder, 55th Massachusetts (more...)

Alan Gordon

A new book by our own Alan Gordon has just been released by UBC Press: The Hero and the Historians: Historiography and the Uses of Jacques Cartier (more...)

Elizabeth Ewan

Elizabeth Ewan recently completed editorial work to bring to publication a book by Audrey-Beth Fitch of the California University of Pennsylvania. At the time of her passing in 2005, Dr.