12-13 December 2014
Kingston Yacht Club
1 Maitland St, Kingston ON
Event page available here.
Quelques arpents de neige brings together scholars in Quebec, Ontario, and in nearby U.S. states who share an interest in environmental history and historical geography. Arpents was founded in 2003 as a workshop that met three times per year in various locations, but in 2011 changed the format to having one larger annual meeting on the second Friday/Saturday of December. We make a particular effort to create an informal, workshop atmosphere, and to this end, we do not expect all papers to be polished and ready for publication, but encourage speakers to view Arpents as an opportunity to test new ideas and engage the audience with works in progress.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing Dan Rueck at email@example.com before November 15. Upon arrival, attendees will be asked to contribute $40 to help cover expenses for refreshments and Friday dinner (students and underemployed are asked to contribute $20).
We ask that all participants bring a copy of any books and articles they have published in the past two years. These will be placed on a table during the workshop for participants to peruse and, if you bring extra copies, to exchange (brief written descriptions of other recent / ongoing projects – a website, for example – are also welcome). Upon arrival at the Kingston Yacht Club, pass these materials on to Darcy Ingram. For more details contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 12 December
1130-13 Lunch at KYC
13h Mark McLaughlin (Trent University) – Rethinking the Historical Relationship Between Ecological Science and Resource Management
14h Maude-Emmanuelle Lambert – Through the Windshield: Automobiles and the Creation of Tourist Regions in Québec and Ontario (1920-67)
15h Coffee break
15h15 Daniel Rueck (McGill University) – Industrial Development and Indian Act Modernity in Kahnawake, 1880-1935
16h15 John Bishop (McGill University) – Mapping the Places of Eeyou Istchee: 40 years of toponymic research
17h15 Drinks and dinner (at KYC)
19h30 Postprandial – Mary Louise Adams (Queen’s University) – Beyond the Instrumental: Notes on bodies, cultures, walking
Saturday 13 December
9h Coffee and refreshments at KYC
9h30 Panel: Walking Methods & Historical Practice
Chair: Laura Cameron (Queen’s University)
10h Peter Anderson (Queen’s University) – A Walk in the Park: Historical Research in the Fields
10h30 Katie Hemsworth (Queen’s University) – Earwitness accounts: Soundwalking as method
11h Christine Grossutti (Queen’s University) – Greening the Feet?: A critical geography of walking trails in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve as an “Ecosystem Service”
11h30 Jess Dunkin (Queen’s University) – Playful Pasts: Public History on Foot
12h Questions and Discussion
13h Lunch at a local restaurant (location TBD)
We are thankful for the financial support for this event provided by NiCHE (Network for Canadian History and Environment).