An Interdisciplinary Symposium in History

March 3rd and 4th, 2005

Thursday March 3rd, 2005

History Lounge, 433 Paterson Hall, Carleton University

9:00 – 10:35 · Military Culture and Technology
Session Chair – Andrew Burtch
Max Dagenais, Ottawa, “‘When on Active Service’: Discipline and Illegal Absences in the ‘Van Doos’ and Victoria Rifles”
Kevin Norris, New Brunswick, “Bombsights, Flying Fortresses and Pickle Barrels: The Myth of US Precision Bombing During World War II”
Marie Eve Vaillancourt, Carleton, “Seeking a Cultural Understanding of the Canadian War Experience: Encounters and Interactions between Canadian Soldiers and Norman Civilians in 1944.”

10:55 – 12:20 · Wartime Constructions of National Meaning
Session Chair – Jesse Alexander
Andrew Fraser, Carleton, “News of War in a Distant Land: The News Media and the Korean War, 1950-1953”
Jessica Squires, Carleton, “Canadian Support for Vietnam Era American Draft Dodgers, 1965-75”
Jérôme Dorvidal, Montpellier III, “‘The Second World War as He Saw It’: Les Dessins Du Caricaturiste Néo-Zélandais Gordon Minhinnick (1940-1945)”

1:30 – 2:45 · Marriage, the Family, and Power
Session Chair – Lauren Common
Christine Rivas, Carleton, “A Blue Print to Power: The Perez Caro y Fernandez de Oviedo Family”
Leigh Hortop, Ottawa, “Assimilating the North: A Case Study of a Residential School”
Stacey Zembrzycki, Carleton, “‘I Have Killed!’ Capital Murder Cases in Sudbury and the Ukrainian Immigrant, 1910-1945.”

3:05 – 4:20 · International and Intranational Relations
Session Chair – Stacey Zembrzycki
Karen Gabert, Carleton, “New Neighbours: Jews, Poles and Ukrainians in Small-Town Poland”
Jennifer Anderson, Carleton, “Feast or Famine: The Irony of Champagne Breakfasts while Millions Starve in the Workers’ State”
Brian Watson, Carleton, “Canadian Participation in the 1936 Geneva World Youth Congress”

4:35 – 5:50 · Religion, Space, and Mutability
Session Chair – Christine Rivas
Iwona Perlin, McGill, “Rebuilding ‘God’s House’: A revised approach to interpreting medieval hospitals.”
Stuart Parker, York, “Through the Seer Stone of Zarahemla: A Mormon Case Study of Accessing Subaltern Pasts”
Mary-Ann Shantz, Calgary, “Experiences of Conversion: Membership Applications to Calgary’s Alliance Church, 1963-1970.”

6:00 · Reception
Location to be Announced

Friday March 4th, 2005

9:00 – 10:15 · Credibility and Power
Session Chair – Karen Gabert
Jeremie Leblanc, New Brunswick, “‘Kouchibouguac – Protest That Won’t Go Away’: A narrative intepretation of the media coverage surrounding the Kouchibouguac Affair”
Elizabeth Ferguson, Carleton, “Elizabeth as Monarch: An Examination of the Public Image of Elizabeth I”

10:45 – 12:00 · Negotiating Cultural Identity
Session Chair – Jennifer Anderson
Tony Michel, Carleton, “‘The Nile Expedition Stories of C.L. Shaw’: Using Yarns as Historical Sources.”
John Kirwan Martin, Concordia, “Imagineering the Canadian Nation: The Girl From God’s Country”

1:00 – 2:25 · Regional Identities
Session Chair – Jessica Squires
Tony Hil, MIT, “Electoral Support for the Sovereignty Movement in Quebec, 1976-2004”
Michel Jacques Gagné, Concordia, “This Nation Has No Class: The Ambiguous Position of National Liberation Movements in Marxist Historical Tradition”
Gerult-Od Bayantur, Saskatchewan, “Democratization in Mongolia”

2:45 – 4:00 · Concurrent Sessions

Germany and National Socialism
Session Chair – Brian Watson
Kevin Hogg, Carleton, “Exodus to the Promised Land: Soviet Mennonites and World War II”
Nathan Wilson, Dalhousie, “The History of Homosexuals in Nazi Germany: Where it is and Where it Needs to Go”

Narrative and Commemoration
Session Chair – Matthew Dyce
Claire Hooker, Carleton, “Front Porch Confessions: The False Metanarrative of Truth and Reconciliation in Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall On Your Knees”
Andrew Theobald, Queen’s, “Watching with Washington: Canada and Observer Peacekeeping, 1949-1956.”
Paul Battin, Carleton, “Commemorative Politics: The Delville Wood South African National Memorial at Longueval, France”

6:00 · Keynote Address
Franca Iacovetta, University of Toronto, “Oranges and Humanity? Freedom Lovers or Moscow Agents? Narratives of Migration, Escape and Arrival in Early Cold War Canada.”
303 Paterson Hall