Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The long drought is over. It has been 51 long weeks since we last held an honours colloquium, but now the time has come. This very Friday, in fact. Even if you are not contractually obliged to attend and present a paper by dint of your enrollment in the History Honours Program, you are certainly invited to come along and celebrate the stupendous scholarship and cutting-edge historical research and insight put forth by this year's senior honours students.

To whet your historical appetite, here is the tasty program on offer at the ...

11th Annual Michael Swan History Honours Colloquium

Friday, 18 January 2008
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)

Jayme Pfeifer. “‘Rough Music’ in Ben Jonson's Epicoene.”

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.”


10:15-10:30 Coffee


10:30-11:15 Underground & Underdog

(Gayle Cluett, moderator)

Ryan Spence “The use of the Supernatural in Procopius' Secret Histories: Criticizing an Autocrate”

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)

Andrew Fitz-Gerald. "The effects of the Treaty of Nanking on Qing Dynasty China: Give `em an Inch and..."

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)

Kurt Kruger. "London and the Highwayman-Hero."

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"


2:00-2:15 Coffee


2:15-3:00 Medicine and Authority

(Margaret Robbins, moderator)

Adam Fowler. “Thirteen Blackbirds: Theory and the Cure for Scurvy.

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)

Tim Nyborg. "The Superpowers’ Resolve: Reactionism and Misperception in the Cuban Missile Crisis"

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