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Philopolis Guelph (October 5)

Philopolis Guelph 2103 logoPhilopolis, the only festival of public philosophy, takes place downtown on October 5th from 10:00–4:00, and includes a free lunch for all who attend. Admission is free and requires no registration. Be sure to join us for our social warmup on October 4th, 8:00 PM at OX café!

History: Ross's HIST*4170 Digital Humanities Chapbook Digitization Project

Happily ever after? Not really, says Adrienne Briggs, a recent Guelph history grad. Fairy tale endings are for Disney. To learn about the original and often graphic stories of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and the like, you might look over some of the hundreds of Scottish chapbooks in the U of G library archives.
That’s what Briggs and other students did earlier this year for a pilot project in their U of G history class that will see old-time chapbooks meet modern communications technology.
Chapbooks were popular booklets containing songs, ballads, poems and short stories written for the increasingly literate Scottish masses of the mid-1700s to mid-1800s, says history post-doc Andrew Ross. Between eight and 24 pages in length, they covered such topics as romance, travel, comedy, politics, fairy tales and social customs.
Read the rest of the story @Guelph.

Ross's HIST*4170 Digital Humanities Chapbook Digitization Project

Happily ever after? Not really, says Adrienne Briggs, a recent Guelph history grad. Fairy tale endings are for Disney. To learn about the original and often graphic stories of Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and the like, you might look over some of the hundreds of Scottish chapbooks in the U of G library archives.
That’s what Briggs and other students did earlier this year for a pilot project in their U of G history class that will see old-time chapbooks meet modern communications technology.
Chapbooks were popular booklets containing songs, ballads, poems and short stories written for the increasingly literate Scottish masses of the mid-1700s to mid-1800s, says history post-doc Andrew Ross. Between eight and 24 pages in length, they covered such topics as romance, travel, comedy, politics, fairy tales and social customs.
Read the rest of the story @Guelph.

SOLAL: COA Teaching Award

The School of Languages and Literatures is happy to announce that Professor Margot Irvine has been selected for the COA Teaching Award 2013/2014.

History: Two Teaching Awards for History!

Our own Dr. Norman Smith has won the College of Arts Teaching Excellence Award for Faculty Members, and Jodey Nurse, a PhD Candidate in the Department, has won the same award for Graduate Students. Congratulations to both of them for these well-deserved awards from all of us!

Two Teaching Awards for History!

Our own Dr. Norman Smith has won the College of Arts Teaching Excellence Award for Faculty Members, and Jodey Nurse, a PhD Candidate in the Department, has won the same award for Graduate Students. Congratulations to both of them for these well-deserved awards from all of us!

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.