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History

Very merry awards celebrate service and teaching in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

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.

Author to show Canadian history through eyes of social activists

Canadians usually learn about their history from the perspective of rulers—from the top down. Author Scott Neigh aims to explore the perspectives of ordinary people—from the bottom up.

“Whatever liberty and justice that communities, workplaces and individuals in Canada enjoy are due to the many struggles and social movements in our country’s history,” says Neigh. “Yet the stories and histories of those movements to overcome racism, sexism, and poverty, for example, remain largely untold, thanks to the single, simplistic national story taught to us in school.”

Lecture to trace Tecumseh’s quest to secure native homeland

A free public event Wednesday, November 7, will discuss the efforts of native leader Tecumseh to secure a place for First Nations during the Anglo-American conflict leading to the War of 1812.

The Humanities Research Group presents “Tecumseh and the Quest for a Native Homeland,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, in Alumni Hall’s McPherson Lounge.

Historian Sandy Antal’s presentation will

Continuing Education Fair helps students discover possibilities

As Rita Jabbour understands it, it’s a simple formula.

“The more school you have, the more money you make over time,” said the fourth-year history major, one of hundreds of UWindsor students touring the Continuing Education Fair in the CAW Student Centre on Tuesday.

She spoke with Chris Young, program administrator for the Odette MBA, about pursuing graduate study in business.

“It would let me take what I have learned in history and apply it to help society,” Jabbour said.

Lecture to trace history of handwritten newspapers

Handwritten newspapers were a common tradition in Finnish popular movements at the end of the 19th century and during the first decades of the 20th century, says Kirsti Salmi-Niklander.

An academy research fellow of folklore studies at the University of Helsinki, she will discuss her research into the history of the popular press in a free public lecture, “Hand-written newspapers as an alternative medium in Finnish and Finnish-Canadian popular movements,” Tuesday, October 23, at 2:30 p.m. in the Rose Room, Vanier Hall.

Book tells forgotten tales of Windsor

A free public reception Tuesday will launch the latest book by the University’s resident writing professional.

Ghost RoadGhost Road and other forgotten stories of Windsor is a new collection of local legends—only this is the Windsor we don’t know, says Marty Gervais. The best-selling author of The Rumrunners and My Town, he says these stories carry with them traces of the city’s weird and wonderful history.

BookFest roster boasts campus content

The University of Windsor will be well-represented at BookFest Windsor, October 25 to 27 at the Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre.

Members of the UWindsor faculty will join a number of alumni for the event, a celebration of the literary arts that will feature workshops and discussion, readings of poetry and prose, book signings and socials.

Among the professors—both past and present—who have committed to appear are Marty Gervais, Susan Gold, Karl Jirgens, Martha Lee, Nicole Markotić, Eugene McNamara and Stephen Pender.