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”

Canadian Food History Symposium, 4 April 2013

In what I hope to make a regular event at the University of Winnipeg Department of History, honours and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Studies in Canadian Social History class recently presented brief summaries of their original research in Canadian food history.