The Council of Ontario Universities has named the research on the Sanders portrait of Shakespeare headed by SETS professor Daniel Fischlin as one of its top 50 game changing research undertakings in Ontario over the last 100 years:
Congratulations to SETS PhD student Gregory Shupak, who successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on May 22, 2015.
Congratulations to Alexa Gilker, Nicole Chin, Justina Elias, Andrew Kaufman, Jules Lewis, Nikolai Ostonal, Andrea Perry, and Nick Tooke, who all successfully defended their MFA Creative Writing theses this summer!
For those interested in early modern studies and digital humanities, Prof. Mark Kaethler will be leading a course in which students will have the opportunity to partake in the creation of a digital edition of a Lord Mayor’s Show. Students will receive recognition as contributors or creators, will be able to devise their own readings, and will have the opportunity to apply cultural approaches that suit their individual research interests.
Celebrate Black History Month and try your hand at transcribing. We suggest the Shadd Diary.
A journey into the Shadd Diary covers the years 1881-1889 and introduces the reader to a variety of fascinating individuals. Garrison is the son of Abraham Doras Shadd, the famed abolitionist and “conductor” of the Underground Railway, and brother of Mary Ann Shadd, the first black woman in North America to publish a newspaper. Garrison oversees his sons taking extended turns writing the diary, first William, then Charles, then others. You'll notice the change in hand-writing. They are fully engaged in farming and the community life of North Buxton.
The diary can be found here: https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/garrison-william-shadd
We hope you'll join us!
- Erin Elizabeth Schuurs, PhD Candidate on behalf of Rural History at Guelph
The program for the 22nd Annual Tri-University History Conference on March 5, 2016 is here .pdf
Please join us for the 22nd annual Tri-University History Conference on 5 March 2016 at the Best Western Plus Royal Brock Hotel & Conference Centre in Guelph, ON. Organized by the history departments of Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Guelph and the University of Waterloo, the theme of this year’s conference is “Contesting History: Reflections on Perspective and Approach.”
This year’s conference will also feature the inaugural Tri-University “Rapid Fire” Competition. Participants will have 3 minutes to deliver an overview of their dissertation, thesis or major paper to a panel of esteemed professors and conference attendees. The event will take place during the final session of the day and a number of prizes will be up for grabs.
Get the poster .pdf
Congratulations to Mauricio Martinez, who successfully defended his dissertation, States of Mourning: Vacancies of Law in Shakespeare's Tragedies in November and submitted the final copy in January. He will graduate in June.
Congratulations to Paul Watkins, who successfully defended his PhD dissertation, Soundin' Canaan, on June 14!
Congratulations to Mirali Almaula who has successfully defended her PhD dissertation, The Evolution of Mediatized Stand-Up Comedy: Investigating Para-Performances on TV, Film, & YouTube.