Thursday, August 13, 2009

Proud of our Masters students in History

In common and especially journalistic speech, an awful lot of things are called "historic," and so I am reluctant to use that description just because this is a "first" for Nipissing University and the Department of History. But this is important to university, department, and me. School year 2008-9 was the first year for our Masters of Arts program in history, and we pulled in a really capable and energetic bunch of students. Now they are finishing up their Major Research Papers (like a thesis but somewhat less formal) and starting next week they will be defending their work before a panel of senior academics. I am sure that they are all nerves at this point, but I am equally sure that they will do very well.

If you are close to NU and are interested in our program, feel free to come see them defend. This might be the best way to judge it: "By their fruits you shall know them."


Monday August 17th 2009
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Room F303
Yvonne Hunter
MRP Title: Cold Columns: Anne O’Hare McCormick and the Origins of the Cold War in the New York Times (1920-1954)

Tuesday August 18th 2009
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Room F303
Jennifer Evans
MRP Title: “She Never Did Cook the Canadian Way”: Immigrant Women’s Changing Relationship with Food and Cooking in Postwar North Bay, Ontario

Wednesday August 19th 2009
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Room F214
Jessica Parks
MRP Title: France’s Fourth Republic and the Definitive Decisions of 1954

Monday August 24th 2009
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Room F214
Kristen Rossetti
MRP Title: Poetry as Historical Evidence: The Medium, the Message and the Methodology

Wednesday August 26th 2009
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Room F214
Dave Bernardi
MRP Title: Deciphering Orwell: How to Use Fiction as Historical Evidence

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