Saturday, July 16, 2005

Women Working, 1870 - 1930 is a fantastically polished and interesting site providing access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. This collection explores women's roles in the US economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Working conditions, conditions in the home, costs of living, recreation, health and hygiene, conduct of life, policies and regulations governing the workplace, and social issues are all well documented. The collection currently contains 3,460 books and pamphlets (including, in the unlikely event you have not already read it, the complete text of Clara Louise Kellogg's Memoirs of An American Prima Donna, New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1913), 1,125 photographs, and 7,489 pages from manuscript collections (including a daily assortment of diary entries). Check it all out at:

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

M.A. candidate Elizabeth Scott is just back from England, where on July 2nd and 3rd she attended a conference on Land Questions at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield. Liz presented a very well-received paper based on her thesis research, “Cockney Plots: Working Class Politics and Garden Allotments in London’s East End, 1890-1918.” Congratulations, Liz!

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Congratulations to Nora Jaffary and Ed Osowki, both of whom taught in our department in 2000-01, who have just had a baby boy, Luc William. Nora and Ed and Luc live in Montreal, where Nora teaches Latin American history at Concordia University.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Jack Coggins, for many years a sessional instructor in the department and one of our most popular teachers, has been badly injured in a bicycle accident. Jack is in hospital undergoing treatment. He is not receiving visitors just now. Everyone here in the History Department wishes him the very best.

If you would like to send Jack your best wishes, you can do so in a couple of ways. If you send a card or letter to Jack addressed to the History Department, 9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5A5, we will see that he gets it. We have also created a special email account just for this occasion: Jack will have the password to the account, so he will be able to receive any messages you care to send that way.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Written any good books lately? As part of the University of Saskatchewan centennial celebrations in 2007, the Department of History is preparing a list of books written by department alumni (undergraduate and graduate). This list will be part of a larger, university-wide project to identify former students who have authored, edited, and/or translated a book. Bill Waiser is responsible for developing the department list []. If you know of a former History student who has published a book or books, could you please send the full bibliographic information to Bill. If you are such an author, don't shy about letting us know. And please forward this message to department alumni who can spread the word!

Friday, July 01, 2005

Congratulations to Candice Dahl (BA hons, MA), who will shortly be returning to Saskatoon to take up a position in Library Instruction as the English Liason Librarian in the U of S library. Candice acquired a masters degree in library sciences at the University of Toronto after completing her MA in history, and has been employed in the Brock University Library in recent years. Welcome home!