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History: MA Student Emily Pauw on Crime Reporting in 19th Century Scotland

When History Masters student Emily Pauw worked at U of G’s library, she often read crime stories in the newspaper during her lunch break. When she couldn’t find enough current crimes to read about, she turned to archival newspapers from the mid-1800s and became interested in how crimes were reported back then.

“I’ve always been interested in reading about crime,” says the 2014 master’s graduate in history. And since working in the library, she developed an interest in old newspapers.

Pauw focused her master’s research on Scotland’s Aberdeen Journal between 1845 and 1850 because of the many social and legal developments happening in the country at that time...

read the rest of the story @Guelph

History: Alan McDougall in The Star on Sports During the Cold War

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Dr. Alan McDougall is interviewed for an article on hockey and politics in the cold war this weekend. "German Hockey Star Recalls Missing Shot at Edmonton Oilers Glory - Twenty-five years after fall of Berlin Wall, former East German star Dieter Frenzel recounts tale of rich offer by NHL powerhouse hidden by communist authorities."

History: Welcome to Dr. James Fraser - New Scottish Studies Chair

The Department extends a very warm welcome to Dr. James Fraser, who joins our Department in January as our new Scottish Studies Foundation Chair. James comes to us from the Department of History at the University of Edinburgh where he is a Senior Lecturer in Early Scottish History. He is the author ofFrom Caledonia to Pictland: Scotland to 795(Edinburgh University Press, 2009); The Roman Conquest of Scotland: the Battle of Mons Graupius AD 84 (Tempus Publishing, 2005); and The Battle of Dunnichen 685 (Tempus Publishing, 2002). He has extensive teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level, and is also a graduate of the University of Guelph (MA '99).  

History: Norman Finkelstein presented by the ASA and MESS

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November 6, the ASA and Mess proudly presentNorman Finkelstein, renowned political scientist, author, commentator, and lecturer, who will offer his insight on conflict in the Middle East. Tickets $5 at the door. See attached flyer .pdf

 

SOLAL: New Publication by Professor Clive Thomson

The title of the new book is: Georges Hérelle: archéologue de l'inversion sexuelle "fin de siècle"

Georges Hérelle is an important figure in the history of homosexuality in France

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2013 MFA Grad Tiziana La Melia wins top prize at RBC Painting Competition

A Vancouver artist, Tiziana graduated from the School of Fine Art and Music Master of Fine Art program in 2013.  Her winning piece was an oil on board entitled Hanging on to the Part.  Four other U of G SOFAM alumni were also finalists in this competition, Ashleigh Bartlett, Jennifer Carvalho, Wallis Cheung and James Gardner.  
 

2013 MFA Grad Tiziana La Melia wins top prize at RBC Painting Competition

A Vancouver artist, Tiziana graduated from the School of Fine Art and Music Master of Fine Art program in 2013.  Her winning piece was an oil on board entitled Hanging on to the Part.  Four other U of G SOFAM alumni were also finalists in this competition, Ashleigh Bartlett, Jennifer Carvalho, Wallis Cheung and James Gardner.  

Read more about Tiziana's win at http://canadianart.ca/news/2014/10/01/rbc-winner-announcement/