Rural Roundtable Series 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011                    Guest Speaker:  Dr Douglas McCalla

Canada Research Chair in Rural History, University of Guelph.  Author of Planting the Province: The Economic History of Upper Canada, 1784-1870, The Upper Canada Trade, 1834-1872, and numerous articles on consumption at the general store

Title of Presentation: “Why Buy a Local Product from an Importer? Local Goods and Local Exchange in Rural Upper Canadian Charge Accounts “

Room: OAC Boardroom, 104 Johnston Hall, Time: 2:30-4:30

Tuesday, February 15, 2011                  Guest Speaker:  Sharon Weaver

Doctoral Candidate, University of Guelph.  Author of “Rural Encounters: 1970s Back to the Land” in Oral History Forum.

Title of Presentation: “Environment and Local Power in the Gulf Islands: The Islands Trust and Debates on Denman, 1974-9” 

Room: OAC Boardroom, 104 Johnston Hall, Time: 2:30-4:30


Tuesday,  March 8, 2011                                    Guest Speaker:  Dr Margaret Derry

Purebred breeder, artist, and historian of genetics and its relationship to culture.

Author of Horses in Society, Bred for Perfection: Shorthorn Cattle, Collies and Arabian Horses since 1800, Ontario’s Cattle Kingdom and forthcoming, Practice and Science in Livestock Breeding: Creating Better Chickens

Title of Presentation: “Art and Science in Breeding: Creating Better Livestock”

Special Guests of the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in attendance and Archival Exhibit

Room: Florence Partridge Room, McLaughlin Library, Room 384, Time: 1:30-3:00 with reception to follow


Wednesday,  March 23, 2011               Guest Speaker:  Dr Rob Kristofferson

Associate Professor of History and Contemporary Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.  Author of Craft Capitalism: Craftsworkers and Early Industrialization in Hamilton, Ontario, 1840-1872 and of recently completed manuscript, co-authored with Andrew C. Holman, “More of a Man: The Diaries of Andrew McIlwraith, Canada West and New York City, 1857-1862”.

Title of Presentation: “Narrating the Known Story: Mid-Victorian Craftsworker Diaries as Tools of Masculine Self-actualization”

Room: MacKinnon Bldg. 133, HIST*4620 classroom, Time: 10:00 am – 12:00am


Tuesday, March 29, 2011                       Guest Speaker:  Dr Stuart McCook

Associate Dean of the College of Arts, University of Guelph. Historian of environmental history, tropical crops and commodities.

Author of States of Nature: Science, Agriculture and Environment in the Spanish Caribbean, 1760-1940

Title of Presentation: “Death and Resurrection of an Agricultural Landscape: Coffee in Indonesia, 1870-1930”

Room: OAC Boardroom, 104 Johnston Hall, Time: 2:30-4:30


Tuesday, April 5, 2011                            Guest Speaker:  Jacqui Cannata

Doctoral Candidate, University of Guelph.

Title of Presentation: “Contrasting Lenses: The Different Subjects and Styles of Local Amateur and Outside Professional Photographers in Rural Ontario, 1870-1920″

Room: OAC Boardroom, 104 Johnston Hall, Time: 2:30-4:30


Tuesday, April 19, 2011                          Guest Speaker:   Mark Sholdice

Doctoral Candidate, University of Guelph

Title of Presentation: “Hegel in the Heartland?:  Political Patronage and Ontario Farmers’ Struggle for Recognition, 1919-1923”

Room 132, MacKinnon Bldg., Time: 2:30 – 4:30

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