Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Bill Waiser will present "Looking Back: Doing Saskatchewan History on Television" at the Saskatoon Heritage Society annual fundraising dinner on Friday, February 27th at 7pm (drinks from 6:15) in the William Pascoe Room of the Delta Bessborough Hotel. Tickets are $45, some of which constitutes a tax deduction. For tickets phone Ruth at 374-8572.

Monday, February 23, 2004

The umpteenth annual Book Pub is scheduled for Friday, March 26th at Louis' starting at 7pm. As before, history grad students collect donated books and auction them off to professors, students, and all comers to raise money for the HGSC. A box will soon appear in the mail room for collecting books to be auctioned. Contact Bonnie ( or Kim ( for further
The Library of Congress is sponsoring an online exhibition examining the life and career of Winston Churchill that emphasizes his lifelong links with the United States. See
The library's free trial of ProQuest Historical Newspapers ends on March 20th. The service offers full text and images of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times from the nineteenth century forward. For details see
For the U of S password, campus users can see .
Reminder: On Thursday, February 26, HUSA in conjunction with Martha Smith-Norris willl be presenting the classic film Apocalypse Now. Showtime is 6:30 pm, in Arts 134. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

The University of Alberta's History & Classics Undergrad Association invites undergraduate students to submit papers for presentation at the 8th annual Western Undergraduate History Conference, to be held May 14-16 in Edmonton. Submitted papers should have been graded for a history or classics class in the current or previous year. There are junior and senior categories. Awards will be given at the conference for the best papers as written (presentations will not be judged). Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2004. Send paper and $40 registration fee to History and Classics Undergraduate Association, Dept. of History and Classics, 2-28 Henry Marshall Tory Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, T6G 2H4. For further details, contact

Friday, February 06, 2004

History Online: An interesting array of links to history-related sites, both acadamic and popular in nature, can be found at
Lisa Smith's article 'Reassessing the Role of the Family: Women's Medicine Care in Eighteenth-century England' has just appeared in The Social History of Medicine 16, 3 (2003): 327-342. This article examines the three-way medical relationship amongst female patients, their doctors and patients' families. Families played a significant role in shaping women's medical decisions--sometimes helpfully and sometimes... less helpfully. When such medical issues became a point of contention within the family, the woman's physician might be called upon to mediate the dispute.
Meanwhile, the self-same Lisa Smith is off to Oxford to give a paper, 'Little Packets of Miracles for the Poor: Royal, Religious and Masculine Medical Authority in France, c. 1680', at a symposium on Recipes in Early Modern Europe: the Production of Medicine, Food and Knowledge on the 13-14 February. More details on the symposium can be found at ttp://

CMRS Colloquium: Susan MacDonald, of the English department at STM, will deliver a talk entitled
'Praise and Pity me': Childbed Death in Robert Herrick's Hesperides" on Thursday, February 12, in the Window Room of the Facultly Club (and not, please note, in the usual STM venue). Refreshments at 3:30, Talk 4:00. Everyone welcome.

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Happy Birthday Daniel! The History Department is delighted to announce the birth of Daniel Joel Skilnik Korinek, the latest addition to our collective family, born this morning at 7:30am. Baby and mothers are fine. Daniel took the rest of the day off, but Valerie was up and working the phones by 10:am. Our warmest congratulations to Valerie, Penny, and Thomas, and of course to Daniel himself.
Defining Gender 1450 - 1910: Five Centuries of Advice Literature Online. This new searchable digital collection covers advice literature to women, 1450 to 1910. Section 1:Conduct and Politeness is currently available, with more to follow. Access to this collection is generously provided until 2014 by Adam Matthew Publications Ltd. in recognition of the work of Dr. Christopher Kent, Professor of History, as a Contributing Editor. See it at
Movie Alert! On Thursday, February 26, HUSA in conjunction with Martha Smith-Norris willl be presenting Apocalypse Now. Showtime is 6:30 pm, in Arts 134. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Blaeu Atlas of Scotland, 1654 - On the 350th anniversary of the publication of Scotland's first atlas, Joan Blaeu's Atlas Novus, Volume V (1654), this National Library of Scotland website presents the first translation into English of its entire textual contents. The texts contain detailed historical and topographical descriptions of Scotland and its regions, freshly translated by Ian Cunningham, and complemented by 49 engraved maps. See it for yourself at