Friday, March 30, 2012

Meet the Spring and Summer Session Profs

Thinking about taking some spring and summer session courses this year?

Come find out more about History's Spring and Summer Session course offerings and celebrate the last day of term!  Please join the profs  for appetizers.

Where: Browsers
When: Thursday, April 5, 2:30- 5:30 

For more info and to R.SV.P., please email Marc Macdonald  (

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

This just in from Jim Handy, Department Head...

"Late last week we learned that Jim Miller will be awarded 
a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. This medal will be 
presented at the CHA meetings in Waterloo on May 29th by
the Governor General, His Excellency, David Johnston. The 
medal is to honour Jim's contribution to the discipline of 
History and to the CHA. 

"Recipients of the Jubilee Medal needed to be nominated by
communities and organizations. It is especially noteworthy 
that Jim was nominated for this award by the CHA 
[Canadian Historical Association], speaking volumes about
his standing among colleagues in our profession. 

"Please join me in congratulating Jim."

And indeed we do: congratulations, Jim!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Annual Book Pub and Silent Auction

The History Graduate Students' Committee's annual Book Pub and Silent Auction will be taking place Tuesday, April 3.  In addition to dozens of books, they will also be auctioning a variety of gifts donated by local businesses, faculty, and students. In past years these have included: opera, symphony, and theatre tickets; gift certificates to local restaurants and pubs; a guided canoe trip; home-cooked meals; and a variety of handmade arts and crafts.

The Book Pub is the HGSC's primary fundraiser and provides funds to put on such events as the Dave De Brou Lecture and the Keewatin Graduate Conference as well as social activities such as Halloween and Christmas parties. If you wish to donate something and have not yet done so please contact Jason Underhill (

Date: April 3
Time: 3:00-6:00
Place: Grad Commons

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Attention Grad Students:Two Professionalization Workshops

Grad students (and other interested parties), don't forget to mark your calendars for March 23! Two workshops that day that will be of interest if you're thinking about publishingyour dissertation or wondering what to do with a Ph.D. in History.

The first workshop, "How Do I Get My Dissertation Published?", will be led by Dr. Kyla Madden, Editor at McGill-Queem's Press.

Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Place: Arts 710

At the second workshop, "What Can I Do with a Ph.D. Degree in History?", presenters will discuss their non-academic track careers.  Speakers include: Kristen Woods, Employment Coordinator (University of Saskatchewan); Dr. Nicole Kehrig, Marketing Coordinator (Wilson Centre); Dr. Kylan Madden, Editor (McGill-Queen's Press); and Dr. Gordon Barnhart, former Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.

Time: 1:00- 4:30 p.m.
Place: Prairie Room, Diefenbaker Centre.

Coffee and tea will be served at both workshops. If you plan to attend, please R.S.V.P. to Nadine Penner (

Dispatches from Alumni

Bruce Dawson (M.A. 2001, supervisor Jim Miller) has recently taken on the role of Manager, Historic Places Program with the Heritage Conservation Branch of the Ministry of Tourism Parks, Culture and Sport.  Previously, he worked as the Manager of the Records Processing Unit at the Saskatchewan Archives Board. Bruce is involved with the province’s heritage property designation program and the Main Street Saskatchewan demonstration program.

Kristina Rissling (B.A. 2010) reports that she is an Information Management Archivist with the Saskatchewan Archives Board. She has been assisting different government branches to develop their Operation Records System, as well as processing and reviewing disposal requests. The Provincial Archivist then determines whether the records are of historical significance, or can be destroyed. The highlight of her job? New challenges every day!

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Not Quite the Ides Trivia Night

Guess what, folks...  It's time again for the annual Ancient and Medieval Trivia Night at the Museum of Antiquities!

There will be food! prizes! a good time to be had by all!

Date: Sunday, March 18
Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Place: Engineering 2C02
Cost: Adults $12, Students $9, Children $8

What a splendid way to spend a Sunday evening -- and you'll be helping to support the Museum's volunteer programme.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

A.S. Morton Lecture

The Department of History, with the College of Arts & Science, presents the first A.S. Morton Lecture in History.

Bill Waiser, the current A.S. Morton Research Chair in History, will be speaking on "Inland Country of Good Report: Henry Kelsey Revisited".

Grasslands National Park, Wikimedia Commons

Date: Tuesday, March 13
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Neatby-Timlin Theatre, Arts 241

All are welcome to attend.  Reception to follow.