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.”
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.
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.
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.
Peter Way has spent more than 17 years researching, thinking and writing abount an 18th century war that took less than half that time to fight, so receiving an award that acknowledges his painstaking efforts seems more than fitting.
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.
Canadians are proud of their historical connections with the Underground Railroad but shouldn’t be deluded into thinking that slavery isn’t an important part of our past too, according to Christina Simmons.
The Canadian campaign in Italy during the Second World War, policing by the Canadian Navy off the coast of Africa, and the War of 1812 are some of the featured subjects of discussion during the Windsor Military Studies Conference, February 8 and 9 at the Major F.A. Tilston VC Armoury.
Jennifer Rocheleau, secretary to then history department, made a most deserving recipient of an award recognizing staff service in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, professor Miriam Wright told attendees at the faculty’s end-of-year celebration, Wednesday in Vanier Hall.