Northern and Arctic History at the Canadian Historical Association’s Annual Meeting

The Canadian Historical Association will be holding its annual meeting at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University on 28-30 May 2012. According to the preliminary program, there will be a few sessions dealing with Northern and Arctic history at the meeting, including:

Note: the schedule has changed; see the more recent post with the updated schedule.

Monday, May 28 / Lundi le 28 mai

10:30-12:00/ 10 h 30-12 h 00    Waterloo MC 1085
15    Women, Biographical Narratives and Northern Landscapes in Twentieth- Century Canada / Les femmes, les récits biographiques et les paysages du Nord au vingtième siècle au Canada
15.1    Cyrstal Fraser, University of Alberta
Portrait of a Grandmother : Changing Notions of Aboriginality on the Gwich’in Flatlands
Joan Sangster, Trent University
Irene Baird’s ‘North and South’ in The Climate of Power
15.2    Myra Rutherdale, York University
Intimacy and Surveillance : Northern Canadian Nurses and Boundaries of Medicinal Matters
Facilitator / Animatrice : Nancy Janovicek, University of Calgary

1:30-3:00/ 13 h 30-15 h 00 Waterloo MC 2035
19 Interpreting the First Nations : Whose Past(s)? Whose Knowledge? Interpréter les Premières nations : quel(s) passé(s)? À qui le savoir?
19.1 Angela Byrne, University of Toronto and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Interactions of Native and Newcomer Knowledge in Northern Regions, c. 1790-1830
19.2 Emma Battell Lowman, University of Warwick
Whose Wawa is it Anyway? Father JMR LeJeune and the Chinook Jargon at the turn of the century
19.3 Kaleigh Bradley, historical consultant
Taking John’s Photograph : The Afterlife of an Inuit Family Portrait
19.4 Katya MacDonald, University of Saskatchewan
Creating Community through Conflicted Histories : Negotiating Stó:lō Places

3:15-4:45/ 15 h 15-16 h 45    Waterloo MC 4045
30 Memory,Commemoration and Northern Canadian Travel and Exploration in the Twentieth Century / Mémoire, commémoration et voyage et exploration dans le Grand Nord canadien au vingtième siècle
30.1    Christina Adcock, University of British Columbia
‘Alas for those who never sing! : Commemorative practices and lost histories of twentieth-century northern Canadian exploration
30.2    Janice Cavell, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
A Circumscribed Commemoration : Mrs. Rudolph Anderson and the Canadian Arctic Expedition Memorial Plaque
30.3    Misao Dean, University of Victoria
‘Anglo-Saxon Pleasure’ : Late twentieth century recreational wilderness canoeing as a material practice of Empire
Facilitator / Animateur : John English, University of Waterloo

Tuesday, May 29 / Mardi le 29 mai

1:30-3:00 / 13 h 30-15 h 00    Waterloo MC 2054

68.    Bilateral Relations at the Crossroads : Reconsidering Canadian-American Relations, Continental Defence, and Soverignty in the Early Cold War / Relations bilatérales à la croisée des chemins : reconsidérer les relations canado-américaines, la défense continentale et la souveraineté au début de la guerre froide
68.1    P. Whitney Lackenbauer, University of Waterloo and Peter Kikkert, University of Western Ontario
Arctic Policy at the Crossroads : Securitization and Soverigntization of the Canadian Arctic, 1946-1955
68.2    Matthew Trudgen, University of Calgary
Cooperating with the Americans: Lessons from the North American Air Defence System, 1950-1956
68.3    Richard Goette, Royal Military College/ Canadian Forces College
Command, Soverignty, and the Creation of NORAD in 1957
Facilitator / Animateur: John English, University of Waterloo

View the entire preliminary program on the CHA’s website.

Sir Ernest Shackleton and Sir John and Lady Eaton

Sir Ernest Shackleton and Sir John and Lady Eaton

In Chapter 4 of the book, we talk about the ultimately unrealized plans for the Eatons to help sponsor a proposed Arctic expedition by Shackleton. Whether by luck or by planning, Shackleton and Lady Eaton were fellow passengers on the Aquitania during one of its trips from New York City to Europe. This photograph was likely taken in New York City shortly before Aquitania‘s departure, and shows Shackleton (right) and the Eatons (centre). We discovered it after the book had gone to press, so we’re sharing it with people online.

(Library of Congress, George Grantham Bain Collection, LC-DIG-ggbain-31995.)