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SETS PHD GRADS TO PUBLISH BOOKS

Two graduates from the PhD program are about to have books published: Elizabeth Groenevald's Making Feminist Media: Third-Wave Magazines on the Cusp of the Digital Age (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) and Benjamin Authers' A Culture of Rights: Law, Literature, and Canada (University of Toronto Press).

History: Mark Sholdice on the US Presidency, Donald Trump and Henry Ford

The Atlantic headerToday in The Atlantic, History Ph.D. candidate  Mark Sholdice explains what Henry Ford and Donald Trump have in common.

Trump—a billionaire business mogul who’s put his name everywhere, and blends anti-immigrant rhetoric with promises to put Americans back to work and make the nation great again—has seen his presidential prospects take flight, eclipsing the establishment candidates of the Republican Party in the early polls. Historians are looking for precedents for his run. Ross Perot? Strom Thurmond? George Wallace?

No, says Mark Sholdice, a doctoral candidate at the University of Guelph:

"Like Trump, Ford’s business success made him a household name. Like Trump, he promised to be a man of action, thinking bigger than government bureaucrats would dare to dream...."

Read the rest of the story at The Atlantic

Mark Sholdice on the US Presidency, Donald Trump and Henry Ford

The Atlantic headerToday in The Atlantic, History Ph.D. candidate  Mark Sholdice explains what Henry Ford and Donald Trump have in common.

Trump—a billionaire business mogul who’s put his name everywhere, and blends anti-immigrant rhetoric with promises to put Americans back to work and make the nation great again—has seen his presidential prospects take flight, eclipsing the establishment candidates of the Republican Party in the early polls. Historians are looking for precedents for his run. Ross Perot? Strom Thurmond? George Wallace?

No, says Mark Sholdice, a doctoral candidate at the University of Guelph:

"Like Trump, Ford’s business success made him a household name. Like Trump, he promised to be a man of action, thinking bigger than government bureaucrats would dare to dream...."

Read the rest of the story at The Atlantic

History: Recent Grad Katie Anderson Speaks on Ontario Agricultural Animal History

Recent graduate Katie Anderson (MA '14) is giving a presentation on July 4th at Doon Heritage Village of the Waterloo Regional Museum on her Master's Thesis research, completed here in the Department last year. Katie's talk is part of the "History Under the Trees" event sponsored by the Waterloo Historical Society, which this year is themed: "Barnyard Genealogy: Livestock in Early Twentieth Century Ontario." Katie's excellent thesis, “'Hitched Horse, Milked Cow, Killed Pig': Pragmatic Stewardship and the Paradox of Human/Animal Relationships in Southern Ontario, 1900-1920" contributes to the Department's strengths in Canadian rural history. Katie is also currently a teacher-interpreter at Joseph Schneider Haus, and just finished a Bachelor of Education. 

For more on "History Under the Trees" visit Doon Heritage Village.

Recent Grad Katie Anderson Speaks on Ontario Agricultural Animal History

Recent graduate Katie Anderson (MA '14) is giving a presentation on July 4th at Doon Heritage Village of the Waterloo Regional Museum on her Master's Thesis research, completed here in the Department last year. Katie's talk is part of the "History Under the Trees" event sponsored by the Waterloo Historical Society, which this year is themed: "Barnyard Genealogy: Livestock in Early Twentieth Century Ontario." Katie's excellent thesis, “'Hitched Horse, Milked Cow, Killed Pig': Pragmatic Stewardship and the Paradox of Human/Animal Relationships in Southern Ontario, 1900-1920" contributes to the Department's strengths in Canadian rural history. Katie is also currently a teacher-interpreter at Joseph Schneider Haus, and just finished a Bachelor of Education. 

For more on "History Under the Trees" visit Doon Heritage Village.

History: PhD Student Anne Vermeyden Featured in Guelph Mercury

 

Belly dance is an art form celebrated and practised among many cultures and regions of the world — including Canada, new research shows. University of Guelph history PhD student Anne Vermeyden, a dancer herself, is investigating the rich but largely unwritten past of belly dance in Toronto, and why it has flourished there. So far, most research on belly dance history in North America has been largely focused on the United States. Vermeyden says the art form's presence in Canada should be recognized, too. ...

read the rest of the story at the Guelph Mercury

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