Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Annual Michael Swan Honours Colloquium

The Department's annual colloquium will be held on Friday, January 20th at the newly renovated Diefenbaker Centre (Prairie Room). Our honours students will be presenting their work over the course of the day -- and what a great line up it is!  Please feel free to join us: all are welcome to attend
Welcome (9:00-9:05 a.m.)

Session One (9:05—9:40 a.m.)

First Nations’ History
(Ryan Buhay, Chair)

Claire Thomson. “The Cowboy Way: Lakota Ranching and Rodeo Participation at Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan.”

Regan Flaherty. “The Role of Alcohol in Native-Newcomer Relations in 18th century Illinois Country.”

Session Two (9:45—10:40 a.m.)

Sex, Drugs and Eugenics
(Logan Richards, Chair)

Gina Trapp. “Art in the Time of Aids: Gay Art and Gay Rights in New York.”

Ryan Buhay. “A Tale of Two Campuses: LSD and the University of Saskatchewan in the 1960s.”

Amanda Shea.When the Conversation Shifts: An Examination of Changing Discourse in the British Eugenics Review 1909-1968.”

Break (10:40 a.m.—11:00 a.m.)

Session Three (11:05 a.m. —12:00 Noon)

Conflict and Diplomacy
(Claire Thomson, Chair)

Tyler Reimer. “To Fight a King: Legitimate Violence in the Magna Carta and deditio.”

Kevin Sexsmith. “The Long and Winding Road to a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.” 
Damian Braun. “The Trent Affair: A Popular Crisis in 19th century Anglo-American Relations.”

Lunch in the Foyer (12:00 Noon—1:00 p.m.)

Session Four (1:05—2:00 p.m.)

History of Ideas and Historiography
(Sarah Vela, Chair)

Johnathan Brammall. “Comparative Epistemology: Ockham and Augustine on Knowledge.”

Dallas Posavad. “The Venerable Bede: The Intellectual World of a Doctor of the Church.”

Chris McGarrity. “The Persistence of Tradition: Why the Tide of the Enlightenment has not Submerged   Tradition.”

Session Five (2:05—3:00 p.m.)

The World Wars
(Damian Braun, Chair)

Matthew Kerr. “Turning Points: Intelligence and the Battle of Britain.”

David Siebel. “Trench Newspapers and Canadian Soldiers’ culture in WWI.”

Randy Knight. “The American Victory at Midway: Five Factors.”

Break (3:00—3:15 p.m.)

Session Six (3:15—4:10 p.m.)

Society and Culture in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe
(Matthew Kerr, Chair )

Bronwyn Craig. “‘Rosemunda Avenges her father’: Paul the Deacon’s Account of King Alboin in The History of the Lombards.”

Sarah Vela. “The Ripley Scroll and Early Modern Alchemical Manuscripts.”

Logan James Richards. “Boccaccio’s Decameron: A Bawdy Picture of Daily Life in Early Renaissance Italy.”

Closing Remarks (4:10-4:20 p.m.)

Fifth Annual After-Colloquium Beverage Gathering (at Louis’)