Interviewees wanted: Descendants of the Winnipeg General Strike

UPDATE: This research is now completed, and I am no longer conducting interviews. Thanks to all for sharing your stories, which are archived at the University of Winnipeg’s Oral History Centre and discussed in this Labour/Le Travail article.

Scarborough Fare 2016

#foodstudies2016 “Scarborough Fare: Global Foodways and Local Foods in a Transnational City” was the first joint conference of 3 major food studies organizations: the Association for the Study of Food and Society; the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society; the Canadian Association for Food Studies; and the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition.Continue reading “Scarborough Fare 2016”

Necessary Idealism: A History of Westgate Mennonite Collegiate

Manitoba Mennonites’ ethno-religious identity was transformed in the last half of the 20th century. As a school situated in the heart of the city, Westgate Mennonite Collegiate‘s history offers a unique means of exploring generational and class differences within the Mennonite community. Westgate has been a significant site of contested power and social integration: authoritiesContinue reading “Necessary Idealism: A History of Westgate Mennonite Collegiate”

Not Talking Union book launch

Hot off the press! Please join me for the launch of Not Talking Union: An Oral History of North American Mennonites and Labour. The launch will take place at Winnipeg’s McNally Robinson on Wednesday, 18 May 2016 at 7 pm. The book examines why the majority of North American Mennonites rejected labour unions in theContinue reading “Not Talking Union book launch”

Canadian Food History Symposium 2015

UPDATE: Audio recordings of the five presentations at this event are available online: Andrea Guimond on poverty and diet; Daniel Pastuck on miso and soy; Madison Connolly on wine and Canadian identity; Emily Nikkel on hog farming in Manitoba; and Aisha Entz on the decline of First Nations peoples since European contact. You’re invited toContinue reading “Canadian Food History Symposium 2015”

Manufacturing Mennonites: public lectures and reviews

Manufacturing Mennonites: Work and Religion in Post-War Manitoba has received its first review! Historian James Naylor (Brandon University) reviewed the book for Oral History Forum d’histoire orale, the journal of the Canadian Oral History Association. You can read his review here. I’ll be discussing the book at public lectures in Winnipeg on the following dates:Continue reading “Manufacturing Mennonites: public lectures and reviews”