Arpents Environmental History Workshop

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The next Quelques arpents de neige workshop takes place on 11-12 December 2015 at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. The workshop will begin on the 11th at 11:30am with an informal lunch (location TBA), followed by sessions beginning at 1pm, and will end early afternoon on the 12th.

Quelques Arpents de Neige Environmental History Workshop

Carleton University, Ottawa ON
11-12 December 2015
Sponsored by Department of History, Carleton University


Friday 11 December

11:30-13:00 Lunch
Mike’s Place, 2nd Floor, University Centre, Carleton University

13:00-17:30 Presentations
History Lounge, 4th Floor, Paterson Hall, Carleton University

Contesting the Chaudière
Chair: Daniel Rück, Assistant Professor, History, University of Ottawa
“Filming the Chaudière” Video and Discussion, Monique Manatch
Monique Manatch is an Algonquin videographer from the Algonquins of Barriere Lake. As the executive director of Indigenous Culture and Media Innovations she is working towards access for Aboriginal/Inuit people into multi media arts and the preservation of traditional knowledge.

“Akikodjiwan, Asinabka, Zibi: Contestation at the Chaudière Falls,” Noel Salmond Noel Salmond is an Associate Professor in the College of the Humanities and the Program in Religion at Carleton University. His current research interests lie at the intersection of environmental issues and religion, nature and the category of the sacred.

Museums and Waterways
Chair: Joanna Dean, Associate Professor, History, Carleton University

“Documenting the E.B. Eddy Complex at the Chaudière Falls,” Tour of Photography
Exhibit and Discussion, David Dean and Paul Harrison
David Dean is a professor in the History Department at Carleton University, co-director of the Carleton Centre for Public History and collaborator and advisor to the Workers Museum. Paul Harrison is the Workers’ History Museum photographer and image archivist. He organized and directed the Chaudière Project that produced the exhibit images. For information on the project go to

“Following Fish on the Railway,” William Knight
William Knight is curator of agriculture and fisheries at the Canada Science and Technology Museums

17:30-19:00 Mike’s Place

19:00- Dinner (Location TBA)

Saturday 12 December

10:00 to 11:00 Discussion: Establishing an Environmental History Group in Ottawa Moderator: Pete Anderson, Queen’s University
Location: Cafétéria des Beaux-Arts, National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive.
Participants can request a cafeteria tag from the front desk to gain free admission to the cafeteria.

11:00-12:00 Self Guided Tour of “Monet: A Bridge to Modernity,” National Gallery of Canada. See

12:00 Lunch (Location TBA)

And finally, for those interested:
Saturday Evening, 19:00-22:00
“Gatineau Park Before Christmas”: A Night Hike with the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (Ottawa Valley Chapter) The hike departs from Meech Lake at 19:00. Contact: Renee Mcfarlane at

For a downloadable version of the programme, please click here.

For more information contact Darcy Ingram ( or Joanna Dean (

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