Three public events in Transnational History have been organized on the occasion of the distinguished visit of Dr. Pierre-Yves Saunier (CNRS, Research Group IRICE, Paris) to the Department of History of Carleton University.

Colloquium on Digital History and the Transnational History of Nursing

Friday March 23, all day Arts Faculty Lounge, DT 2017

AM: Digital humanities for historians: resources for analysis and narration, 10:00-12:00

  •  “Networking Roman History”, Shawn Graham, Professor, History.
  •  “Eat, Drink, and Be Networked: Feasting and Bronze Age Networks”, Zack Batist, BA student.
  •  “Tracing Networks of Women in the Commemoration of the War of 1812”, Peter Holdsworth, MA student.
  • “Writing entanglements into history: milestones and moorings for the Rockefeller Nursing Moment Web-essay”, P. Y.  Saunier, Distinguished Guest Visitor, Faculty of Arts and Social Science.
  • Moderator: Dominique Marshall, Professor, History

Lunch, 12:00-13:00

PM: Nursing history: frontier and beyond, 13:00-15:00

  • “China mishkids:  Women between worlds”, Sonya Grypma, School of Nursing, History, Trinity Western University, B.C.
  •  “Nursing In Canada’s North:  Expectations, Experiences and Adventures, 1940-1970”, Myra Rutherdale, History, York University
  •  “Nurse around the world:  an introduction to nursing connections, circulations, relations and formations in the last 200 years “, P.Y. Saunier
  •  Moderator: Susanne Klausen, Professor, History, President of the Canadian Association for the History of Medicine

Bring your Document with You: the Nitty Gritty of Transnational History

Tuesday March 27, 11:30 – 2:30, Arts Faculty Lounge, DT 2017

  • “Relocating ubiquity, tracking mobility:  the reconstruction of trajectories in the world of nursing”, Pierre-Yves Saunier.
  •  “Cold War Waltz: The American University of Beirut, the Ford Foundation, and the U.S. Government in the 1950s”, Cyrus Schayegh, Princeton University, ‘Near Eastern Studies’.
  • “George Washington’s Pamphlets: A Transatlantic Conversation about Slavery,” François Furstenberg, History, Université de Montréal.

The Humanitarians: a (Very) Short History in Two  Documentary Films

Sponsored by the History Undergraduate Students Society

Thursday March 29, 6:30-9:00, Mayfair Cinema, Bank Street

Humanitarian Citadel, 2008, by Frederic Gonseth, 96 min.

The International Committee of the Red Cross sent dozens of delegates to Yemen during the Civil War that ranged in the 1960s. It turned out to be one of the most dramatic and effective action mounted by the ICRC, at a time when it was still the major player on the humanitarian scene. This history  is told through the eyes of  André Rochat, a maverick delegate of the ICRC who left his mark on this Yemeni adventure.

The fight against typhus. The work of the International Red Cross Committee in Poland, International Committee of the Red Cross, 20 minutes, 1922 (with English subtitles)

This film is among the earliest that were made to support the work of a humanitarian organisation. It is part of a series that deal with problems that plagued Europe at the end of WW1: repatriating prisoners of war, fighting epidemics, caring for refugees, looking after children. This film and others were restored between 1995 and 2001 with the support of the Memoriav, association for the preservation of the audiovisual heritage of Switzerland.

These events have been made possible by the program of Distinguished Guest Visitors of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.