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History: Shauna Devine is 2015 Cassidy-Reid Lectureship Speaker

 

"Making Medicine Scientific: The Civil War and American Medicine"

Please join us for the first Cassidy-Reid Lecture in American History. It will take place Tuesday October 6th, 7pm Whitelaw Room B, McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph. The speaker is the award-winning historian of medicine and the American Civil War, Dr. Shauna Devine of the Western University.

Reception to follow.

Get the poster .pdf

Shauna Devine is 2015 Cassidy-Reid Lectureship Speaker

 

"Making Medicine Scientific: The Civil War and American Medicine"

Please join us for the first Cassidy-Reid Lecture in American History. It will take place Tuesday October 6th, 7pm Whitelaw Room B, McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph. The speaker is the award-winning historian of medicine and the American Civil War, Dr. Shauna Devine of the Western University.

Reception to follow.

Get the poster .pdf

History: Alumni Speak about their Careers with a History Degree

 

 

The History Department is happy to announce the Fall 2015 Gateway Seminar. History Alumni, Stephanie Hodge (law) and Jessica Murphy (IT industry) will talk about their career paths and the value of their history degrees.

Date: Thursday 5 November 2015
Time: 6:00- 7:30
Location: Mackinnon Rm 231

All History students welcome!
Pizza & Pop will be provided!
Get the flyer .pdf

 

Alumni Speak about their Careers with a History Degree

 

 

The History Department is happy to announce the Fall 2015 Gateway Seminar. History Alumni, Stephanie Hodge (law) and Jessica Murphy (IT industry) will talk about their career paths and the value of their history degrees.

Date: Thursday 5 November 2015
Time: 6:00- 7:30
Location: Mackinnon Rm 231

All History students welcome!
Pizza & Pop will be provided!
Get the flyer .pdf

 

History: Centre for Scottish Studies Fall Colloquium

Mark your calendars! The Centre for Scottish Studies Fall Colloquium will take place on Saturday, September 26!

This year's colloquium will feature presentations from:
Ewen Cameron (University of Edinburgh), presenting the Jill McKenzie Memorial Lecture;
Allan Kennedy (University of Manchester), winner of the Frank Watson Book Prize, 2015;
Michael Newton (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), launching his new book Seanchaidh na Coille / The Memory-Keeper of the Forest
Debra Nash-Chambers (Wilfrid Laurier University).

Location: The Robert Whitelaw Room (room 246) of the University of Guelph Library
Time: The Colloquium will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; on-site registration will be available from 9:30 a.m. in the Library lobby.
Parking: Nearby visitor parking lots on campus are P44 (access from College Ave East) and P31 (access from South Ring Road). Detailed directions to these and other campus parking lots can be found here: www.parking.uoguelph.ca/find-parking

Online registration is now available! Registration is $30 for Scottish Studies Foundation members and for early-bird registrants on or before September 18; the price increases to $35 for non-SSF registrants after that date. A student rate of $10 is available. As always, lunch and coffee break refreshments are included in the registration price. For more information, or to register online, visit www.uoguelph.ca/scottish/events/fall. If you have any questions, please contact us at scottish@uoguelph.ca. Get the poster .pdf

We look forward to seeing you at the Colloquium on September 26!

Centre for Scottish Studies Fall Colloquium

Mark your calendars! The Centre for Scottish Studies Fall Colloquium will take place on Saturday, September 26!

This year's colloquium will feature presentations from:
Ewen Cameron (University of Edinburgh), presenting the Jill McKenzie Memorial Lecture;
Allan Kennedy (University of Manchester), winner of the Frank Watson Book Prize, 2015;
Michael Newton (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), launching his new book Seanchaidh na Coille / The Memory-Keeper of the Forest
Debra Nash-Chambers (Wilfrid Laurier University).

Location: The Robert Whitelaw Room (room 246) of the University of Guelph Library
Time: The Colloquium will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; on-site registration will be available from 9:30 a.m. in the Library lobby.
Parking: Nearby visitor parking lots on campus are P44 (access from College Ave East) and P31 (access from South Ring Road). Detailed directions to these and other campus parking lots can be found here: www.parking.uoguelph.ca/find-parking

Online registration is now available! Registration is $30 for Scottish Studies Foundation members and for early-bird registrants on or before September 18; the price increases to $35 for non-SSF registrants after that date. A student rate of $10 is available. As always, lunch and coffee break refreshments are included in the registration price. For more information, or to register online, visit www.uoguelph.ca/scottish/events/fall. If you have any questions, please contact us at scottish@uoguelph.ca. Get the poster .pdf

We look forward to seeing you at the Colloquium on September 26!

ACCOLADES FOR GILBERT PLAY

In August  Sky Gilbert's play Naked Hamilton was a hit at the FringeNYC -- TimeOut calling it a "charming 60 minute gem." Naked Hamilton will go on to be performed at Fringe Encore (the best of the New York City and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals) in October.

History: Rural Diary Archive Website Launch & Transcribe-A-Thon

Dr. Catharine Wilson heads up a team including undergraduate students Sarah Kelly and Lisa Tubb, graduate students Jodey Nurse and Jacqui McIsaac, along with Adam Doan and others from McLaughlin Library, building a new website that engages the public in online transcribing of old diaries. Sponsored by the Francis and Ruth Redelmeier Professorship in Rural History, the site currently showcases over 130 diarists from across Ontario (1800-1960) with over twenty full-text diaries available for people to read, search and transcribe.

Join us on Thursday, September 24, 2015 for the official launch of the Rural Diary Archive Website and a Transcribe-A-Thon!

The event will take place on the first floor of the University of Guelph’s McLaughlin Library in the Academic Town Square from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. There will be diaries on display and a draw for prizes! Bring your laptop and make your mark on history by helping to transcribe these digital diaries into searchable text. Come learn more about local rural history and the diarists who helped document it.

Please RSVP to ruraldiaryarchive@gmail.com or call 519-824-4120 x53888 by September 15th, 2015.

get the eVite .pdf

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.