Monday, September 24, 2007

As if the thrill of starting a new term was not enough, get ready for the SOCIAL EVENT OF THE YEAR!

It is once again time for new and returning history students to get acquainted with their instructors -- that's right, HUSA is hosting the umpteenth annual Meet the Profs Night! This one will be happening October 11th @ 5:00 PM in the back room at Louis'. Refreshments and keen history students will be provided, which is a sure trap with which to lure History Faculty. Everyone in the Historical Universe is welcome.
Itching to break into print? Here's your chance. The editors of “The Mirror,” the undergraduate history journal published by the University of Western Ontario these past 28 years, are soliciting (soliciting being legal in Ontario) high-quality undergraduate student essays for their next edition. Deadline for submission is Thursday, November 1st. The Mirror’s editorial staff traditionally selects 10-12 papers for publication, among which are traditional essays on any historical topic, one historiographic essay, and a couple of book reviews. Submissions should be 12-20 pages in length and include a correctly sourced bibliography. Essays must have received a mark of 80% or higher. The grade of the essay, as well as the author’s contact information including email address must be attached to the submission. For further details contact the editor, Cari Ferguson.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Congratulations to Alison Jeppesen (M.A., 2002) and Jeff Wigelsworth (Ph.D., 2006), and welcome to their wee bairn James Wigelsworth (C.E. June 9, 2007). This classic history family resides in Halifax these days, where Jeff has just begun the second year of his two-year SHRC postdoc at Dalhousie, and both he and Alison are doing some teaching as well. His thesis on Deism in Enlightenment England will be published by Manchester University Press in 2008 -- not that young James doesn't trump all that. And not just because this style-conscious bairn can pull off the Brian Johnson look so easily. It is easy to see what the Jamesian fuss is all about if you check out James' blog.

Monday, September 17, 2007

This just in from loyal correspondent and new HUSA president, Margaret Robbins:

This is just to let you know that HUSA (History Undergrad Students' Association) is starting our year! We will be in the tunnel on Monday September 17, Wednesday September 19th and Friday September 21st and this year membership is free!

Our plans this year include a Meet the Profs Night, movie nights, and other fun events in and around campus. If you have any questions about HUSA please feel free to
email us!