Monday, January 17, 2011

14th Annual Michael Swan Honours Colloquium

The Honours Colloquium will be held on Friday, January 21 from 9:00 to 4:30 in Agriculture 1E80.  Come see what our undergraduate students have been researching.  And as an added incentive: lunch is provided if you show up between 12:00 and 1:00!

Session One (9:05—9:50 a.m.): Questionable Practices in Modern US Policy
Shannon Colville. “‘Grave Moral Doubts’: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study and the Nuremberg Code.”
David Guenther. “Duck and Cover: The Effects of the U.S. Civil Defense Movement during the Cold War.”
Bradley Wickert, “U.S. Intervention in Guatemala: Did it ‘Work’?”

Session Two (10:00—10:55 a.m.): Dimensions in Canadian Social History
Scott Dumonceaux. “The California Gold Rush and the Fraser River Gold Rush: A Comparison.”
Ferron Olynyk. “A Changing Landscape: Impacts of Postwar Suburbanization in Canada.”
Myles Shingoose. “‘This Needs to be Stopped, But Where?’: The Decision to Stop the On-to Ottawa Trek in Regina.”
Kristi St. Laurent. “From ‘Je me souviens’ to “je ne me souviens pas’: The Historian’s Responsibility in Reconciling and Rehabilitating Canadian History.”

Session Three (11:05 a.m. —12:00 p.m.): Indigenous Practices and Minority Populations
Melissa Armstrong. “African and Western Constructions of Disease with Witchcraft in Mind.”
Laura Champ. “Re-imagining the Lewis and Clark Expedition: A Process of Shared Exploration with the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians.”
Julie Sapsford. “Reflections on the Silver Screen: American Indians and the Hollywood Musical in the 1950s.”
Jason Stockfish. “Epitomizing the Canadian Mozaic: A Brief History of Multiculturalism in Saskatchewan.”
Session Four (1:00—1:55 p.m.): Rumors of War
Aaron Birkland.  “Frank Beecher Doran: The Perspective of a First World War Canadian Casualty.”
Filip Cupial. “The Priceless Horse: The Use of Cavalry in Two 17th- and 18th-Century East European States.”
Justin Fisher. “Uneasy Allies: The Soviet Union, China, and the Vietnam War.”
Isaac Mills. “A Decisive Factor? The Value of Intelligence in the Battle of the Atlantic.”

Session Five (2:05—3:00 p.m.): Ancient Texts, Tales, and Monuments
Keely Bland.  “The Vatican Vergil: Poetry, Art and the Historical Perspective.”
Victoria Hiebert. “The Building Program of the Emperor Maxentius.”
Guy Hucq. “Salesman and Statesman: The Senate’s Role in Promoting the Julio-Claudian Principate.”
Scott Tomkins. “Marco Polo and the ‘Old Man of the Mountain.’”

Session Six (3:10—4:05 p.m.): Women in Art and Reality
Melissa Allan.  “Making Something Out of Nothing: The Great Depression and Gendered Relief Policies in Canada.”
Chantal de Medeiros. “Erotic Imagery in Corinth’s ‘Boston Mirror,’ ca. 350 BC.”
Jannaya Friggstad. “Colouring Inside the Lines? Female Artists and Gender Boundaries in 17th-Century Europe.”
Sara Wright. “A Modern-Day Moses and the Freeing of the Israelites: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.”

For more information about the event, please contact our undergraduate director, Dr. John McCannon (