Archive for the 'History' Category

Grit in my Hair

Yazan: Candace | 27 May 2008 | 3 Comments
Categories: Academia, Environment, History, Life, School

I’m spending a lot of time on campus lately. I have a wonderful workspace in the History Research Lab and I’ve made it cozy with some comics, postcards, and other decorations. I also leave articles I’m reading on the desk so that I have to come back to continue working. Since I bought a parking […]

Pelee Spring Song

Yazan: Candace | 28 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Canadiana, Culture, Happy, History, Life, School

I want to go to this very very badly. I could even say it’s for school! And for people who like to take pictures/pictures of birds this is the perfect opportunity! More details here. Seeing as how Vincent Lam’s book about history and medicine (on my way to pick it up at the library now!) […]

Learning more about Citing: Vital Records

Yazan: Candace | 27 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, History, School

Next week I have to hand in a comprehensive annotated bibliography for my major research project. I’m finding out there are trickier citations to write than books with editors but no authors, self-published books and websites with hidden authors. Until now these have been the toughest. Now I’m finding I need to cite primary sources […]

History that Matters

Yazan: Candace | 13 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Activism, Birth, Canadiana, Feminism, History, School, Women's Studies

No need to ask, I’m still not all that engaged in my school work. At least I’m crying less this term. I had to present a statement of my research project this week. (For those who forget or are tuning in mid-journey, I’m looking at something about childbirth on Pelee Island in Southern Ontario in […]

Nominate a Hero for the Order of Canada

Yazan: Candace | 12 February 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Activism, Bodies, Canadiana, Culture, Feminism, History, Life, Relationships, Sexism, Sexuality, Third Wave, Women's Studies

Please cast your vote to support the nomination of Henry Morgentaler for the Order of Canada. Henry Morgentaler is a Holocaust survivor.* He survived Auschwitz, and after the war he accepted a United Nations scholarship that was being offered to Jewish survivors. With this, he went to medical school in Germany. He came to Canada […]

Late: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Yazan: Candace | 23 January 2008 | No Comments
Categories: Bodies, Culture, Feminism, History, Life, Relationships, Sexism, Sexuality, Women's Studies

I’m a day late. In my case, it’s only that I’m a day late in joining the chorus of others Blogging for Choice but for a lot of women the words “I’m late” start a spiral of emotions and life altering decision-making. At the Art Gallery of Windsor, there’ll be a film screening tomorrow night, […]

A Reading Problem

Yazan: Candace | 09 November 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, History, Life, School

I was going to start daily blogging of insurmountable problems. But it turned out to be impossible. (see? I have a sense of humour!) The latest struggle: staying awake. I’ve always had trouble staying awake. As a babysitter I had to work hard to stay awake until the kids were asleep. Usually the parents woke […]

History and Sexism

Yazan: Candace | 06 November 2007 | 4 Comments
Categories: Academia, Activism, Culture, Feminism, History, School, Sexism, Third Wave, Women's Studies

It could just be a coincidence. This semester I run two of ten tutorials for a very large first-year world history class that covers the years 1914-1945. There is an acknowledged Western perspective. Last week there was one lecture (50 minutes) assigned to the topic “Women in the 20th Century.” This had been rubbing me […]

Looking For: Traditional Wife

Yazan: Candace | 10 October 2007 | 4 Comments
Categories: Academia, Activism, Canadiana, Culture, Family, Feminism, Feminist Theory, History, Life, Relationships, School, Sexism, Third Wave, Women's Studies

The System is not made for me. Graduate students are not supposed to have families to care for, houses to clean, meals to prepare and clean up, or groceries to buy. They are not supposed to organize birthday parties, coordinate repairs, clean and sell a house, finish a basement, wash laundry, fold laundry, garden, or […]

Defining History

Yazan: Candace | 30 May 2007 | No Comments
Categories: Academia, Canadiana, Culture, History, Language, Life

It’s all about perspective. My kids got a map in mail, a map of the area a bit north of here with points of interest marked to encourage daytripping over the summer. It’s a cool map with great photos of marinas, wetlands, artwork, theatres, kayaking, scuba diving, lighthouses — lots of different categories so that […]

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