Thursday, November 24, 2011

Money money money!

Congratulations are in order for two groups!  This month I received the happy news that the Canadian Journal of History (housed in the department) and Geoff Cunfer were successful in their recent research grant applications.

The CJH has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.  Geoff has received a Research Acceleration Program grant from the university to support his international Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research Group.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This just in!

Simonne Horwitz was heard just this morning speaking about Canadian and South African racial policy on CBC Radio:

Monday, November 21, 2011

HUSA Movie Night

The History Undergraduate Students' Association is hosting its first movie night of the year.  Come join HUSA for a screening of 300.

Date: Tuesday, November 22nd
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Timlin Theatre (Arts 241).  

Professor Angela Kalinowski will be providing a special introduction.

If you can't come, "There will be no glory in your sacrifice"! Or something.

HGSC Christmas Party!

The History Graduate Student Committee is excited to invite you to the HGSC Christmas Party and fundraiser.

When: December 2
Time: 5 p.m.
Where: Grad Commons
Cost: $10 (students) or $15 (faculty and guests)

Banana (Musa coccinea Andr.), c.1885. Credit: Wellcome Library

A Christmas dinner with turkey, ham, a full compliment of sides and desserts as well as vegetarian options will be provided by the HGSC. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for faculty and guests, with faculty tickets including one free drink.

Tickets can be purchased from any member of the HGSC executive ( or from Nadine in Arts 721.

This years' theme is a tropical Christmas, so wear your best (worst) Hawaiian shirt and resort attire. Along with the dinner, activities will include an ornament exchange, photobooth, raffle and signature drinks. If you wish to participate in the ornament exchange, please bring an ornament with you to the party.

For more information see or contact our social directors, Stephanie Bellissimo and Christian Elcock.

It will be a family friendly event and everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Solutions for a New Saskatchewan

Earlier this month, Bill Waiser wrote a commentary on the recent Saskatchewan election.  You can check it out at: 

His main question: is there really a Saskatchewan Advantage?

Monday, November 07, 2011

4th Annual Dave De Brou Memorial Lecture

The History Department and the History Graduate Students Committee are proud to host the fourth annual Dave De Brou Memorial Lecture.

This annual lecture is a tribute to the late Professor Dave De Brou, who was the head of the History Department.

Our speaker this year will be award winning professor Simonne Horwitz. Dr. Horwitz will be giving the lecture: "Apartheid in a Parka?: A Historical Analysis of the links between Canadian and South African Racial Policy."

Where: Library Theatre, Frances Morrison Library (311 23rd - Street East)

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Time: Doors 6:30 p.m., Lecture 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

This event is open to anyone who would like to attend. 
Beverages and refreshments to follow the lecture.