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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
To whet your historical appetite, here is the tasty program on offer at the ...
11th Annual Michael Swan History Honours Colloquium
9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Diefenbaker Canada Centre, University of Saskatchewan
Sponsored by the History Undergraduate Students Society (HUSA) and the Department of History
9:30-10:15 On Being Heard
(Sarah Shephard, moderator)
Margaret Robbins: “'Annie Get Your Gun' and 'Calamity Jane': History and Myth in American Western Musicals.”
Paul Aikenhead. “Looking For A Place To Happen: A Semiological Analysis of The Tragically Hip.”
10:30-11:15 Underground & Underdog
(Gayle Cluett, moderator)
Heather Douglas. “The Albigensian Crusade: An overreaction to heresy in Languedoc?”
Felipe Paredes-Canevari. "Bannockburn: Scottish Prowess or English Folly?"
11:15-12:00 Getting it Wrong
(Ryan Winquist, moderator)
Riley Dziadyk. "National Missile Defense Debates: Origins and Perspectives."
Kristine Montgomery. "Residential Schools 1946-1970: Changing Policies, Unchanging Objectives"
Michael Kunz: "Fumbling in the Light: America's Failure to Identify Genocide in Rwanda."
12:00-1:15 Free Lunch!
Join us! Dine with the Stars!
1:15-2:00 Culture Matters
(Nicole Gilewicz, moderator)
Heather LeGars. "Khaki is the New Black: British Women's Paramilitary Organizations in the First World War".
R.J. Williamson. "The Historiography of Slavery in the Antebellum South"
2:15-3:00 Medicine and Authority
(Margaret Robbins, moderator)
Cody Powell. "Social Reformers, Charlatans, and Entrepreneurs: Phrenology in History and in Practice".
Nicole Gilewicz. "Legacies of Mistrust: Tracing Western Interaction with Indigenous Health Systems"
3:00-4:00 Cold War Fallout
(Kurt Kruger, moderator)
Romain Baudement. ''The Rise and Fall of Japan's Economic Miracle: Its Economic, Political and Social Causes and Consequences''
George McQuitty. "The Cyclical Model of Deng Xiaoping Economics: 1978-1987"
Elisabeth Kasleder. “The Origins of Revolution: Romanians Fight Against Communism”
4:00 Closing Remarks
The HISTORY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION & the DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
The sixth annual HUSA History Film Series!
Itself a historical phenomenon, The Wizard of Oz premiered in 1939 and remains one of the most beloved films of all time. Outperformed by Gone with the Wind—another 1939 film—at the Oscars, the tale of Dorothy and her ragtag companions still went on to thrill countless millions of young viewers for almost six decades.
But was the original book by L. Frank Baum truly for kids? Scholars have long speculated that the 1900 novel contains multiple allusions to contemporary American politics. Was the Wicked Witch of the West really President McKinley? Is the Tin Woodman a stand-in for the industrial working class? Do historians and literary critics just overthink these things? Come follow the Yellow Brick Road with the History Department to find out!
Introduced by Geoff Cunfer, Department of History
DATE & TIME: Thursday, January 24 @ 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Arts 134
ADMISSION: free! (refreshments available for a small fee)