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History of Disability

I am coordinating the rolling series of papers on Disability Studies, to present work done at Carleton.  I am also helping to supervise the research on technologies of disability in Canada.  the Group on Disability Studies is preparing a new program to be offered soon at Carleton.  The next scheduled event is

Friday January 17 2014, 12:30 – 2:00   Roy Hanes, Carleton University, Social Work, “The Rise of the Crippled Child Saving Movement in Canada: The Case Example of the Ontario Society for Crippled Children 1920- 1940”, History Lounge, 433 Paterson Hall, in conjunction with the Friday Occasions of the Department of History.

I wrote a short review of the work done by historians of disability and the Canadian Disability Studies Association for the Bulletin of the Canadian Historical Association of May 2013.

History of Carleton’s History Department

I am part of a team of colleagues who supervise the collection of documents and oral histories towards the making of histories of the department which will be posted online shortly.  So far we  have interviewed Naomi Griffiths, Peter King, John Taylor and David Farr.

From February 2014, honour student Devin Cross will be  preparing interviews with alumni and retired professors.

Do write a comment or email me if you have anything you would like to share.

Naomi Griffiths, retired Professor of European, Acadian and Women's history, interviewd by honour's research assistant Katie Menendez, summer 2013

Naomi Griffiths, retired Professor of European, Acadian and Women’s history, interviewed by honour’s research assistant Katie Menendez, summer 2013

Champlain on the Anishinabe: Colloquium

The Colloquium ” Champlain on the Anishinabe Aki: Histories and Memories of an Encounter” welcomed more than 250 people at Carleton on September 19 and 20 2013.  For the coming year, we will be working at furthering exchanges of public history, by enriching the digital repository, encouraging projects involving academia and the communities interested in the history of firstencounters.  The project benefits from a SSHRC “Connection” grant.

Here is the website:
http://champlaincolloquium.wordpress.com/

Keynote address, audience and speakers:

Marc Augeron, Historian of French colonialism, Chief Kirkby Whiteduck of the Pikwakanagan Nation, Mallory Whiteduck from Carleton's Equity Services moderating, and Chief Gilbert Whiteduck from Kitigan Zibi

Marc Augeron, Historian of French colonialism, Chief Kirkby Whiteduck of the Pikwakanagan Nation, Mallory Whiteduck from Carleton’s Equity Services moderating, and Chief Gilbert Whiteduck from Kitigan Zibi

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