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Information Session: Berlin Travel-Study Programme

Thursday 14 November 2013, 3:00 to 4:00 pm,
GMH 304

Travel and learn in Berlin this spring!

Berlin, a world city full of history, is changing every day. STU and UNB students will have a chance to live and study in Berlin for three weeks this Intersession, 5 May to 26 May. Berlin provides exceptional opportunities for learning while experiencing new sights and cultures. Participants will encounter icons of Berlin’s history and discover its contemporary flair. They can earn a total of 6 credit-hours in two parallel History and Culture courses (taught in English), or in two beginning German language courses. Using the city as their classroom, they will explore collective memory and European integration, Berlin’s challenging past, its remarkable present and exciting future. Berlin offers a multitude of cultural and educational possibilities.

You can find out more about this opportunity by attending the information session on 14 November.
Or, please contact Dr. Julia Torrie, or search for “UNB Berlin Travel Study” to access the following website:

Information Session: New York City Intersession 2014

Date: Nov 13, 2013
Time: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Location: McCain Hall, Room 102, Fredericton, NB, Canada

Are you the kind of person who learns through experience?

Interested in studying and living in New York City this spring? For three weeks in May 2014, students discover the Big Apple, studying its art, architecture, history, music, and vibrant cultures while earning six credits at the same time. Interested in learning more, including some nifty ideas to help raise the funds necessary to get there?

Join us in McCain Hall 102 on Wednesday, November 13th from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Bring a friend!

Contact Dr. Brad Cross (History Department) at if you can’t attend the information session.

Project on Acadian and Loyalist National Identity

Two STU historians contributing to a major research project on Acadian and Loyalist National Identity.

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The book edited by Max Page, and translated by Dr. Karen Robert, entitled Memories of Buenos Aires: Signs of State Terrorism in Argentina has just been published by University of Massachusetts Press.

“White Metal: Bauxite, Labour, and the Land under Alcan in Twentieth-Century Guyana, Jamaica, and Australia”

Check out Dr. Brad Cross’ chapter “White Metal: Bauxite, Labour, and the Land under Alcan in Twentieth-Century Guyana, Jamaica, and Australia” in Aluminum Ore edited by Robin S. Gendron, Mats Ingulstad, and Espen Storli.

Annual History Lecture presented by Dr. Don Baker of University of British Columbia

On Monday 23 September, Dr. Don Baker from the University of British Columbia delivered this year’s Annual History Lecture at STU. Before an attentive audience, he spoke about “The Korean Powder Keg: What Two Millennia of History Suggests About the Future,” and responded to numerous questions from the public after his lecture.
Dr. Baker came to STU as a NEAC Distinguished Speaker (Association for Asian Studies).

Launch of The Astrolabe

Last week, the Saint Thomas University Society for History (STUSH) launched its journal _The Astrolabe_

This is a peer edited journal that has been two years in the making. The launch theme was “Victorian Tea Party.”

PUBLIC LECTURE: “A Fate in Common?” by Nicholas Williams of Saarland University

PUBLIC LECTURE: “A Fate in Common? The Evacuation of German Saarland and French Lorraine at the Beginning of the Second World War”

In 1939, the German attack on Poland that marked the beginning of World War II also sparked the evacuation of more than one million civilians from so-called “Red Zones” along the German-French border.

Nicholas Williams of Saarland University and the Université Paris-Sorbonne will examine the different ways these evacuation measures were organized in democratic (French) and authoritarian (German) regimes, and what they meant for the people of the border areas. His lecture is sponsored by St. Thomas University’s Global and International Studies Initiative.

Williams, a scholar of comparative and transnational history, is completing his dissertation on civilian evacuations. This work forms part of a larger joint German-French research project on evacuations in the German-French borderland, 1939-1945. In addition to his research on civilian evacuations, Williams also has considerable expertise in oral history and has published a book exploring the tensions between public and private memories of the Cuban Revolution: Das Gedächtnis Kubas: die Revolution im Interview.

The lecture will be followed by a reception, co-sponsored by the Network for the Study of Civilians, Soldiers and Society at the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, University of New Brunswick.

Annual History Lecture on 23 September

Teaching Perspectives

Focus article by Dr. Karen Robert in Teaching Perspectives entitled “Here and Now: Mindfulness Experiments in the World History Classroom.”

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