Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Alumna sighting: Bronwen Thompson (BA '99) recently completed a Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Regina and has moved to Edmonton to work as a Budget and Business Planning Analyst with Alberta Finance.
Posted by Gordon DesBrisay at 9:11 AM
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
The Digital Library of Historical Directories produced by the University of Leicester in England is a digital library of eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth century local and trade directories (phone books before there were phones) from England and Wales. Directories of counties and towns are important sources for local and genealogical studies. They include lists of names, addresses and occupations, and successive editions reflect changes over time. Check it out at http://www.historicaldirectories.org/.
Posted by Gordon DesBrisay at 9:28 AM
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
Anthropologists are dear people, generally, who often write things that historians might find useful. Internet Anthropologist is a free "teach-yourself" Web tutorial, designed to develop skills in using the Internet for anthropological research. The idea is to help anthropology lecturers to pass these skills on to their students, but historians and their students may also find it helpful. The tutorial is free to all, at http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk/tutorial/anthropologist.
Posted by Gordon DesBrisay at 7:03 PM
Thursday, July 01, 2004
July 1 marks, among other things, the start of Brett Fairbairn's five-year term as Head of the History Department. Brett is a graduate of our department (BA hons), and went on to complete his doctorate at Oxford University. From 1986 until roughly yesterday he held a joint appointment in the History Department and the Centre for the Study of Co-Operatives. He was director of the Centre from 2000 until roughly yesterday. A specialist in German and Western Canadian social movements, author of three books and many other publications, holder of numerous awards and fellowships, past editor of the Canadian Journal of History -- Brett brings a wealth of academic and administrative experience to the headship.
Posted by Gordon DesBrisay at 7:57 AM