Wednesday, March 31, 2010

History Grad Banquet

Grad banquet tickets are now on sale in Arts 721 (The History Department Office) and must be purchased by April 1 in order to ensure that HUSA can keep the booking.

Date: April 8
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (approximately)
Place: Royal Canadian Legion, Nutana Branch (Beside Eastview Bowl)
Cost: $20 each

There will be dinner and door prizes! And any speeches are guaranteed to be short and sweet! Please join us in celebrating your graduation.

Contact: Kristina Rissling (

Image: George Cruikshank, Sailors Carousing (1825).
Image Credit: Wellcome Library, London

N.B. Smoking indoors illegal, dancing and drinking optional, feasting desirable.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Ides of March Trivia Night

The Museum of Antiquities will be hosting its annual Ides of March Trivia Night on Sunday, March 14. Tickets and t-shirts are on sale in advance in the Arts Tunnel March 5th and March 10th from 10am-2pm. Tickets and t-shirts are also available at the Museum of Antiquities office in the College Building, Room 116. Proceeds provide funding for the student volunteer programs.

Come cheer for either Caesar or Brutus and support the Museum of Antiquities!

Date: Sunday, March 14
Time:6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Place: 1337 College Drive, U of S Grad Student Lounge, Emanuel St. Chad Chapel
Cost: $12 for Adults, $9 for Students, and $8 for children

For more information, please contact Tracene Harvey at the museum, 966-7818.

Image: Death of Caesar. Engraving, L. LeGrand after C. Eisen.
Image Credit: Wellcome Library, London

Monday, March 08, 2010

History Graduate Student Workshop:
How to Write Your Thesis/Dissertation

Friday March 12th, 10 am - 4:30 pm

Grad Commons (previously Emmanuel & St. Chad building)

All History Graduate Students Welcome!

This workshop brings together a variety of experts and the otherwise-informed from the department and university to provide information, instruction, tips, and experiences towards writing a history thesis or dissertation. Sessions will be led by faculty, writing instructors, IT instructors, and formerly defended/graduated MA and PhD students.

Sessions include:

The Secret Wonders of Word: Using Word's "Master Documents" to Manage Your Thesis/Dissertation

Zotero the Great: Making Your Bibliography Before It Ends You - (Almost) No More Typing

Taking the Plunge: Starting Your Thesis/Dissertation

When It's Over, Is It Really Over? Submitting, Editing, Defending (And Editing AGAIN!)

See the HGSC website for the full schedule:

Contact: Camie Augustus (

Image: A man writing in a book supported by Time, while Mercury is assisted by winged figures in displaying the portraits of French kings; representing French history. Engraving.

Image Credit: Wellcome Library, London.
Movie Night

HUSA will be hosting its fourth movie night of the year: Full Metal Jacket. Professor Smith-Norris will be introducing the film.

Date: March 18th
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Arts 146
Cost: Free!

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

HGSC Book Pub

The HGSC is hosting its annual book pub to raise money for the graduate student conference.

Date: Friday, March 5th
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Place: Grad Commons (between McLean Hall and College Drive)

The book pub includes a book auction, silent auction, appetizers and a cash bar (wine and beer).

Image: Group of three puffers (unintiated alchemists) reading books. A credulous peasant tries his luck at alchemy, while his weeping wife and child beg him to stop.

(Books can be dangerous, but are always exciting! Come try your luck at the book pub!)

Image Credit: Wellcome Library, London