History

Calin MurguThird-year history major Calin Murgu holds up a copy of the inaugural edition of The Great Lakes Journal of Undergraduate History.

New journal recognizes undergraduate history research

Calin Murgu figured it was about time all the great historical research being done by his undergraduate colleagues was given some more permanent recognition.

“A lot of it just gets written up in papers, handed in and read by professors, assigned a grade, and that’s it,” said Murgu, a fourth-year history major. “We just felt that there wasn’t enough attention placed on the works of undergraduates and that there are times when there is some really good research that’s happening.”

Sandy AntalRetired Canadian Forces Major and historical researcher Sandy Antal will deliver a free public lecture Thursday about the Patriot attacks on Southwestern Ontario in the late 1830s.

Patriot attacks in Essex-Kent subject of historical lecture

Despite a massive level of discontent that existed in Essex-Kent in the late 1830s, people here were still not dissatisfied enough to side with attacking “Patriots” from the United States who were trying to drive the British right out of North America, according to a visiting author who will lecture here on Thursday night.

Film screening an opportunity to air memories of Windsor war veterans

A question-and-answer session with veterans of the Canadian Forces will follow a free public screening of the documentary “The Veterans’ Memories Project,” Tuesday, April 9, at 4 p.m. in Vanier Hall’s Winclare A.

The film, produced by the Windsor Historical Society, showcases veterans and examines their involvement in conflicts from World War II to Afghanistan.

Discussion of Roman gladiators to open classics conference

A keynote address entitled “Investing in Death: Gladiators as Investment and Currency in the Late Republic” will open the eighth annual University of Windsor Undergraduate Classics Conference, Friday, March 1, at 4 p.m. in Alumni Hall’s McPherson Lounge.

The public is invited to the free lecture, by York University history professor Jonathan Edmondson.

Lecture to explore early European use of Belle Isle

During the New France era, French settlers in the Detroit River region used Belle Isle for pastures, much as their Quebecois ancestors used islands in the St. Lawrence River.

In both regions, these pastures were used collectively and called “commons,” says historian Guillaume Teasdale. As he explains in his free public lecture on Wednesday, their fates diverged after the conquest by the British.