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Conference Papers

 Bettina Bradbury

“Affective economies?  Marriage, property accumulation and inheritance in 19th century white settler societies of the British Empire.” Social Science History Association, Vancouver, November 2012.

"Twists, Turns, and Tall Shoulders: Studying Canada and Feminist Histories", The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, First Annual Robarts Lecture, October 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NraU1Wt6c60&list=PLB9D30B1B5E99C66E&index=3

“L’individu, la généalogie et la nation: réflexions sur l’histoire de la famille," Réunion de l’Institut de l’histoire de l’Amérique française, Sherbrooke, Québec, October 2012.

“Autour de la contribution en géographie historique de Sherry Olson," Réunion de l’Institut de l’histoire de l’Amérique française, Sherbrooke, Québec, October 2012.

“Troubling inheritances: an illegitimate, Maori daughter contests her father’s will in the New Zealand courts and the Judicial Review Committee of the Privy Council,” Canadian Legal Studies Association Annual Meeting, Congress, Waterloo, Ontario, May 2012.

 “Rhodes v Rhodes.  A daughter of mixed descent asserts her interpretation of her father’s will – or ‘The Great New Zealand Will Case,” 30th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Law Society, December 12-13, 2011, Brisbane, Australia. Dec 2011 

 With Jarett Henderson. “Thinking through understandings of civilization and race in 1830s Lower Canada,” Empire, Gender and the Culture of Difference, Annual Montreal History Group May Day Conference, McGill University. May 2011.  

 With Jarett Henderson. “A difference of race?” Lower Canada and the Marking of Difference in the Metropole, 1828-1838,” Workshop, Living in Quebec: Ethnicity, Race, and Gender from the 19th to the 21st Century, Montreal, Quebec. April 2011.

 Magda Fahrni

“Enfants ignorants, insouciants et imprudents : Explaining Childhood Accidents, 1890 – 1935,” Trent University Workshop on “Writing Canadian Childhood.” 28-29 October 2011.

 “Anticipating the Accidents ‘Waiting to Happen’ in Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century Montreal,” McMaster University. 22 September 2011.

 “Montréal à l’époque de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale, 1939 à 1945 : territoires d’armement et de contestation politique, ” Conférence publique à Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. 22 February 2011.

 Brian Gettler

“Money and the Changing Nature of Colonial Space in Northern Quebec: Aboriginal Peoples, Capital, and the State during the Nineteenth Century,” Colonial/Postcolonial New Researchers’ Workshop, Institute of Historical Research, University of London. 26 March 2012.

 “Le rôle de l’historien dans la construction de l’histoire nationale au Canada: quelle place pour les Premières Nations?,” Centre d’études nord-américaines, Université Libre de Bruxelles. 19 March 2012.

 “Money and the Changing Nature of Colonial Space in Northern Quebec: Aboriginal Peoples, Capital, and the State during the Nineteenth Century,” Centre of Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh. 15 March 2012.

 “Le crédit, la loi et les classes sociales chez les Premières Nations du Québec : les cas de Wendake et de Mashteuiatsh, 1850 à 1951,” L’argent : 64e Congrès de l’Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française, Trois-Rivières. 20-22 October 2011.

 “Colonialism’s Currency: Monetary Control and First Nations in Northern Quebec and Ontario during the Long Nineteenth Century,” Money/Myths: The 32nd Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, Albuquerque, University of New Mexico. 3-6 March 2011.

 Daniel Horner

“Typhus in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century North Atlantic World: Tracing the Connections between Disease, Migration, and Changing Practices of Urban Governance.”  Paper presented to the Social Science History Association, Vancouver, November 2012.

“Everyone has the right to protect themselves from a threatening scourge’: Debating Quarantine during Montreal’s 1847 Typhus Outbreak,” Canadian Historical Association, University of Waterloo. May 2012.

 "Reading the Typhus Epidemic of 1847 as a Global Crisis in Local Governance,” British North America’s Global Age Conference, McMaster University. May 2012.

 “Writing History in the Present: Some Reflections on my Continuing Efforts to Make the Nineteenth Century Relevant,” Annual Graduate Student Colloquium, McMaster University. April 2012.

“Public Health and Urban Governance: Comparing Reactions to Typhus Outbreaks in Mid-Nineteenth Century Montreal and Liverpool.”  Urban History Group Conference, Oxford University. March 2012.

 “Asserting and Resisting Authority on the Bustling Streets of Mid-Nineteenth-Century Montreal,” History Department at Brock University. January 2012.

 “At risk of becoming slaves to the mob’: The Impact of Elite Reactions to Popular Violence in Montreal on Discussions of Responsible Government, 1844-1849,” Transformation: State, Nation and Citizenship in a New Environment Conference, York University. September 2011.

 “Contemplating Alfred Perry’s British Empire: Connecting Local and Global Politics on the Streets of Nineteenth-Century Montreal,” Empire, Gender and the Culture of Difference Conference, McGill University. May 2011.

“What constitutes the look of a gentleman is more easily felt than described”:  Asserting Masculine Authority on the Streets of Mid-Nineteenth-Century Montreal,” British Association of Canadian Studies Conference, University of Birmingham. April 2011.

“Taking to the streets of nineteenth century Montreal: What crowd events tell us about power in an urban colonial context,” Centre for Urban History Seminar Series, Leicester, England. March 2011.

“L’ordre le plus parfait a régné partout’: The Fête-Dieu Procession and the Contested Use of Public Space in Mid-Nineteenth Century Montreal,” Canadian Historical Association, Montreal, Quebec. June 2010.

Nicolas Kenny

“Gouverner pour et par le corps,” 370 ans de gouvernance montréalaise, Université du Québec à Montréal. 13 April 2012.

“Changing cities, moving bodies: Corporeal experiences of industrial modernity,” The Five Senses of the City, Université de Tours (France). 19-20 May 2011.

Maude-Emmanuelle Lambert

"Les frontières physiques et symboliques dans la promotion du tourisme automobile, 1920-67", Canadian Historical Association, University of Victoria, British Columbia, June 3rd, 2013. 

"Les territoires du tourisme automobile au Québec et en Ontario: aménagement, promotion et représentation, 1920-1945", Environments of Mobility in Canadian History Seminar, Glendon College, York University, Toronto, 13-14 May 2011.

Sean Mills

 "Language, Race, and Empire: Narratives of Deportation in 1970s Montreal" Closing address to Shattered Spaces: Piecing Together Narratives of Crisis and Change, Concordia University History Students' Association History in the Making Conference. 9-10 March, 2012. 

 "Language, Labour, and Race: Non-Status Migrants and Quebec Social Movements in the 1970s," Labour Studies Speakers' Series, McMaster University. 7 March 2012.  

 "Les midis-causeries du Bulletin d'histoire politique, on the book Contester l'Empire (with Marcel Martel), Université du Québec à Montréal. 3 February 2011.  

 "Alternative Imaginings: Montreal in the 1960s," Evening lecture given in conjunction with the exhibition Traffic: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965-1980, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University. 18 January 2012.  

 "Quebec, Haiti, and Echoes of Empire: The Deportation Crisis of 1974" Studies in National and International Development Seminar Series, Queen's University. 6 October 2011.  

 Tamara Myers

“Children, Death, and Urban Policing in Mid-20th Century North America,” Social Science History Association Conference, November 2013. 

“‘Educational Gore’: Children, Death, and Urban Policing in Mid-20th Century North America,” Society for the History of Children and Youth, University of Nottingham, UK, 25-27 June 2013.

Keynote: “Object to Subject: Children’s History Today,” Remembering the Aberdeen School Strike, 1913, Montreal, 28 February 2013.

“Happy or Dead: Safety and Fear in Postwar Policing of Childhood,” Childhood, Youth and Emotions in Modern History Conference, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, November 29 to December 1, 2012.

“Policed Kids in Postwar Canada: Youth Consciousness and the Montreal (Delinquency) Miracle,” European Social Science History Association Conference, University of Glasgow. 11-14 April 2012.

 “Local Action and Global Thinking: Operation Blister, Youth, and International Development in 1960s and 70s Canada,” Adolescent Ambassadors: 20th-Century Youth Organizations and International Relations, German Historical Institute, Washington, DC. 23 – 24 March 2012.

 “The Montreal Miracle: An Adventure in 1950s Youth-Conscious Policing,” Social Science History Association, Boston, MA. 17-20 November 2011.

 Keynote: “Contemplative Gazing: Exploring the Visual Narratives of 1960s Childhood and Youth,” Canadian Childhood and Adolescence: Blueprinting the Past, Present and Future Workshop, Trent University. 28-29 October 2011. 

 “Capturing Kids: Representation, Youth, and the Miles for Millions Walkathon in 1960s and 1970s Canada,” Canadian Historical Association, Fredericton, NB. 29 May-1June, 2011.

 “Guilty Men, Immoral Boys: the Montreal Police Juvenile Morality Squad and the Epidemic of Youth Corruption in the 1940s,” Organization of American Historians, Houston, TX. 17-20 March 2011.

 Stephanie O’Neill

"La rançon de la prospérité : discours francophones sur la famille et la consommation au Québec de 1949 à 1959", 64e Congrès annuel de l'Institut d'histoire de l'Amérique française, L'argent, Trois-Rivières. 22 October 2011.

Valérie Poirier 

« ‘If you think, don’t drive !’: L’automobile comme objet de critiques environnementales, 1960-70 », Congrès annuel de l’Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française, Rimouski, 10-12 October 2013.

« ‘L’autoroute est-ouest, c’est pas le progrès !’ : environnement et mobilisation citoyenne en opposition au projet d’autoroute est-ouest à Montréal en 1971 », Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, Victoria, 3-5 June 2013.

« ‘Polio Hysteria’ : Réponses de la société montréalaise à l’épidémie de poliomyélite de 1946 à travers le débat de la rentrée scolaire », Canadian Society for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting, Waterloo, 26-28 May 2012. 

 Mary Anne Poutanen

“Wee Kiddies on Picket Duty”: Exploring Identity, Class, and Agency at Montreal’s Aberdeen School, 1913,” Workshop, Canadian Childhood and Adolescence: Blueprinting the Past, Present and Future, Trent University. 28-29 October 2011.

With Roderick Macleod, “Young Militant Children for Jewish Dignity: Anti-Semitism and Resistance at Montreal’s Aberdeen School, 1913” Workshop, Living in Quebec:  Ethnicity, Race, and Gender from the 19th to the 21st Century, McGill University, April 2011.

 Amanda Ricci

“Building Bridges, Breaking down Barriers: English-speaking Caribbean Women’s Activism in 1970s Montreal,” Canadian Historical Association, University of Waterloo. 27-30 May 2012.

 “Race and Ethnicity in the Quebec Women’s Movement: A Transatlantic Perspective, 1967-2007,” Europe-Migration-Identity Seminar (University of Minnesota/German Historical Institute), University of Minnesota. August 2011.

 “Towards an Understanding of the Place of Immigrant Women and their Feminisms in Quebec’s Second-Wave Feminist Movement,” Empire, Gender and the Culture of Difference, Annual Montreal History Group May Day Conference, McGill University.6 May 2011.

 “Immigrant Feminism? Refuting Stereotypes, Asserting Difference: The Case of the Montreal Italian Women’s Centre,” Queen’s-McGill Graduate Student Conference in History, Queen’s University, March 2011.  

Sonya Roy

“‘We'd rather die than go to the Meurling’: les chômeurs célibataires et le système d'assistance à Montréal pendant les années 30," Conférence des Jeudis d’histoire, Montreal History Group, Université de Montréal.  1 March 2012.

“On the Bum: Experiencing Deportability in Montreal during the Great Depression,” Empire, Gender and the Culture of Difference, Annual Montreal History Group May Day Conference, McGill University.6 May 2011.

“Les cols blancs chômeurs à Montréal dans les années 1930, entre survie et contestation," Maison des Sciences Humaines/Université d’Angers. 13 April 2011.

“Crise économique des années 30 et masculinité : le phénomène du chômage et les cols blancs célibataires de Montréal,"  Conférence donnée dans le cadre d’un séminaire du SAGES, Université Libre de Bruxelles. 5 April 2011.  

“Quand l'élite de demain se retrouve au chômage: les cols blancs montréalais et le phénomène du chômage de masse pendant la crise économique des années 30," Centre d’études nord-américaines, Université Libre de Bruxelles. 4 April 2011.

“Tramps, Strangers, and Others Facing Deportation in Montreal in 1930s," Center for Urban History, Leicester University. 29 March 2011.

“The Great Depression in Canada,” filmed conference within the framework of the course LOYC 398A: Borderlands, Loyala International College in collaboration with Siena College, New York. 4 March 2011.

Jarrett Rudy 

“L’heure et la communauté: l’Est du Québec et la création de l’heure du Québec, 1920-1969” Annuel de l’Institut d’Histoire de l’Amérique Française (IHAF), Rimouski, October 2013.

“Standard Time in Quebec: 1855-1920,” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Victoria, BC, June 2013.

“Debating Daylight Saving: Time and Cultural Conflict in Montreal, 1907-1928” American Council on Quebec Studies, Biannual Conference, Burlington Vermont, November 2010.

« L’expérience de la modernité, la démocratie et les débuts de l’heure avancée à Trois-Rivières, 1907-1940 » Congrès Annuel de l’Institut d’Histoire de l’Amérique Française (IHAF), Ottawa, October 2010.

“Do you have the time? Modernity, democracy and the beginnings of daylight saving time in Montreal, 1907-1928” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Montreal, May 2010.