An Interdisciplinary Symposium in History

March 3rd and 4th, 2000

Underhill Graduate Colloquium Schedule, March 3 and 4, 2000


1:00 PM
Opening Remarks
Professor M. Barber
Supervisor of Graduate Studies, History Department

1:05-2:00 PM
Chair – Tony Michel
Adam Chapnick, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.”Identity Crisis: What is a middle power?”
William Hipwell, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. “Deleuze’s Ontology of Difference: Implications for Politics and the Environment.”

2:15-3:15 PM
Chair – Jim Opp
John G. Baillieul, Department of English. “Maps as Indicators of Power in Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water.”
Heiderose Butscher, Department of History, York University. “Lorenz Oken and Nineteenth Century German Romantic Science – Transformation from Naturphilosoph to Professional Scientist through the institutionalisation of science.”

3:30-4:30 PM
Chair – Chris Petrusic
Lindsey McKay, Institute of Political Economy. “Curing Each Other: Using the Human Body as a Medical Resource.”
Michael S. Billinger, Department of Anthropology. “The History of the Concept of “Race”: Reinterpreting the Anthropological Study of Human Biological Variation.”

5:00 PM
Keynote Address
Professor Ian Hacking, University of Toronto. “Historical Ontology.”


9:30-10:30 AM
Chair – Judith Rygiel
Bridget Forbes, Department of History. “Mental Illness in the middle-class English press, 1839-1850.”
Margaret Dixon, Department of History. ” ‘A very go-ahead little town’: Business Interests, State Formation and Community in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 1890-1894.”

10:50-11:50 AM
Chair – Jeff Noakes
Carole Anders, Department of History. “‘The marginality of her story is what maintains the other’s centrality’: Lillian Freiman and Charlotte Whitton.”
Candis Steenbergen, Canadian Studies. “Sexing the History: Feminism, Postfeminism, and the Future.”

12:00-1:00 PM

1:00-2:00 PM
Chair – Rebecca Adell
Rachel Lea Heide, Department of History. “The Politics Behind BCATP Base Selection in Saskatchewan.”
Jeff Noakes, Department of History. “The Thirtieth Recommendation: Blimps for Canada, 1943-1945.”

2:15-3:15 PM
Chair – Adam Chapnick
Tony Michel, Department of History. “Christianity in the Classroom: Religious Education in Ontario’s Public Schools, 1944-1969.”
James Roy, Department of History. “A Summer of Transition at Ford Windsor: The UAW’s Struggle to counter mass lay-off in 1965.”

3:30-4:30 PM
Chair – Karyn Pugliese
Siomonn P. M. Pulla, Department of Anthropology. “Frank Speck and the Moisie River Incident: The Devolution of Aboriginal Fishing Rights in Quebec, 1867-1911.”
Catharinah Faux, Department of Law. “Aboriginal Culture in Canadian Legal Thought: Cultural Differences in Contemporary Sentencing Practices.”

The 2000 Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium has been sponsored by the Underhill Endowment Fund.
Additional funds were graciously provided by:

Office of the Vice-President (Academic)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Graduate Students’ Association
Norman Paterson School of International Affairs
Department of Philosophy
College of Humanities
Department of English
School of Canadian Studies