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Panels Related to Childhood and Youth at the Canadian Historical Association Meeting

Brock University May 26-28, 2014

Monday May 26


8.30 – 10.00


War Beyond Warriors: Impacts on Health Policy, Childhood and Families during the 1940s, 1950s,

and early 1960s / De la guerre et des guerriers : impacts sur les politiques de la santé, la petite

enfance et la famille durant les années 1940, 1950 et 1960


Facilitator / Facilitateur : Yves Tremblay (Ministère de la Défense nationale)


Robert Engen (Queen’s University): A Fighting Chance: Public Health and the Canadian Army in Combat,



Barbara Lorenzkowski (Concordia University): The Culture of Boyhood in an ‘East Coast Port,’ 1939-1945


Isabel Campbell (National Defence Headquarters): The Triumph of the Family. A Debate over the Role of

and Support of Canadian Military Families from 1945 to 1964


Commentator / Commentatrice : Tarah Brookfield (Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford Campus)




HCYG Business Meeting


16.45 – 18.15


A Scholarly Tribute to Bettina Bradbury, Feminist Historian of the Family: A Roundtable Discussion / Hommage à Bettina Bradbury, historienne féministe de la famille : une table ronde

Animator / Animatrice : Magda Fahrni (UQAM)


Dominique Marshall (Carleton University)

Mary Anne Poutanen (Concordia University)

Liz Millward (University of Manitoba)

Jarett Henderson (Mount Royal University)


Tuesday May 27


8.30 – 10.00


Exploring Heterosexuality in the Postwar Period: Policing, Politics and Practice / Explorer

l’hétérosexualité dans la période de l’après-guerre : la police, la politique et la pratique


Animator / Animatrice : Christabelle Sethna (University of Ottawa)


Sharon Wall (University of Winnipeg): Some Thought they were ‘in Love’: Teenagers, Sex, and Unmarried

Pregnancy in Early Postwar Canada


Michelle Hutchinson Grondin (University of Western Ontario): Sex Education in London, Ontario: A Case  Study of Sex Instruction during the Sexual Revolution


Karissa Patton (University of Lethbridge): Community, Contraception and Controversy: A History of the

Lethbridge Birth Control and Information Centre in the 1970s


13.45 – 15.15


History, Communications and Youth / L’Histoire, les communications et la jeunesse


Facilitator/Facilitatrice : Jenny Janke (Brock University)


Gail Edwards (Douglas College): Telling Stories Across Borders : Storytelling, National Narratives and the

Construction of Canadian Childhood


David Calverley (Crescent School) : Why Historiography must be included in High School History

Textbooks and Curriculum


Ian Milligan (University of Waterloo) : « A Haven for Perverts, criminals and Goons » : Children and the

Battle for Canadian internet regulation, 1991 – 1999


10.15 – 11.45


Exploring Alternate Forms of Transnational Interaction and Diplomacy in the Early Cold War, 1947-

1970 / Explorer d’autres formes d'interaction transnationale et de diplomatie au début de la Guerre

froide, 1947-1970


Facilitator / Facilitateur : Andrew Burtch (Canadian War Museum)


Kailey Miller (Queen’s University): “Dancing Our Way into Hearts and Minds”: National Ballet of Canada

and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, 1955-1970


Casey Hurrell (Queen’s University): When Is Health (Not) Political? Physicians as Health Policy

Ambassadors at the World Medical Association, 1947-1970


Nicole Marion (Carleton University): “For the Children’s Sake”: Canadian Cold War Anti-Nuclear Activists and the Discourse of Parenthood


Wednesday May 28


8.30 – 10.00


Bodies and Reform in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries / Le corps et la réforme à la fin du XIXe siècle et début du XXe  siècle


Animator / Animatrice : Elizabeth Neswald (Brock University)


Justin Fantauzzo (Darwin College, Cambridge University): Saving Face: Phrenology, David Lloyd George,

and the First World War


Peter Campbell (Queen’s University): Carrie Derick, Eugenics, and the Legacy of First Wave Feminism


Carla Hustak (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign): Milk Circuits: Fluid Intimacies of Cows, Mothers,

and Babies, 1890-1940


13.45 - 15.15


The Bonds of Family and Boundaries of Empire in Nineteenth-Century Canada / Les liens de

famille et les limites de l'Empire au Canada au XIXe siècle


Facilitator/ Facilitateur : Ryan Eyford (University of Winnipeg)


Erin Millions (University of Manitoba): “Give my love to all my friends, my Mamma and Papa”: Fur Trade

Children, Schooling and Imperial Networks, 1850s-1870s


Krista Barclay (University of Manitoba): “Their favorite roasting place”: Hudson’s Bay Company Families

in Canada West


Jarett Henderson (Mount Royal University): “Mama, Emily, & I went with Papa to the H of Lords”: the Gendered, Familial, and Political Dynamics of Settler Self-Government in British North America, 1839-1854


Constructing Disabilities / La construction de l’incapacité  


Facilitator / Facilitateur : Michael Rembis (University of Buffalo)


Dustin Galer (University of Toronto): “Hire the Handicapped!” Disability Hiring Campaigns and the War

on Attitudes in Postwar Canada


Ashley Mathiesen (University of Guelph): Trusses, Spinal Machines, and Electricity: The Technology of

Childhood Disability in the 18th Century


Angela Turner (University of Strathclyde): “Bottom Dog Men”: Disability in the Scottish Coalfields, 1887-



Joint Panel: Canadian Disability Studies Association and Canadian Historical Association / Séance

conjointe de l’Association canadienne des études sur l’incapacité et la Société historique du Canada




Labour Protest and Religious Counter-Culture / Manifestation des travailleurs et contre-culture



Animator / Animatrice : Michelle Vosburgh (Brock University)


Christo Aivalis (Queen’s University): Poverty in the Midst of Plenty: Labour Intellectuals and Their

Responses to the Great Depression, 1926-1939


Andrea Hasenbank (University of Alberta): Bulletins in Market Square: Uncovering the Textual History of

the Edmonton Hunger March


Brian Froese (Canadian Mennonite University): Prairie Highway: California Mennonite Youth and the Road in Western Canada, 1962-1977


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