M. S. Lafrenie
Candidate, M.A. Public History
|Degrees:||BAH History (Queen’s University)|
Current Program: MA Public History, Specialization in Digital Humanities (2018)
Numismatics, imagined communities, memory studies, gender studies, national identities,
Select Publications and Current Projects:
Lafrenie, Mariam. “A diplomat, a Prime Minister, and a scholar: remembering Lester B. Pearson,” The Discover Blog, December 27, 2017 (8:00 a.m.).
Lafrenie, Mariam. “Accessing our history: a project about prime ministers.” The Discover Blog, October 11, 2016 (10:00 a.m.).
Lafrenie, Mariam. “69 Days as Prime Minister: The Legacy of Sir Charles Tupper,” The Discover Blog, August 24, 2016 (10:00 a.m.).
Select Conference Publications:
Lafrenie, M.S. “Accessing our history: the prime ministers’ speeches project.” Poster presented at the Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship Celebration, Kingston, ON, October 2017.
Lafrenie, M.S. “À la Croisée des Chemins: Canada Imagined and Interpreted.” Poster presented at the Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship Celebration, Kingston, ON, October 2016.
Introduction to World History (C. Jangam), Fall 2018
Description of Research:
My research project examines the connection between Canadian commemorative coins and the narratives and constructions of Canadian identity they produce, particularly in the late 20th century. While coins have been understudied in Canada, my research seeks to investigate how the nation-state and currency are connected and the images/visions of Canada constructed through specie. More specifically, that means asking which symbols, icons and moments are considered worthy of being minted? And, whose voices and experiences are excluded from this narrative of Canada?