A longer, more detailed program will be added closer to the start of the conference.


8:15-8:45am                        Coffee and registration

8:45-9:00am                      Welcome
Jeffrey Keshen, Dean of Arts, Mount Royal University

9-10:30am                           Opening Roundtable

Ryan Eyford, University of Winnipeg
“The History of Canada to 2016: A Survey of Canadian Survey Courses”

Adam Chapnick, Canadian Forces College/Military College of Canada
“Why is the Canadian Tradition of Teaching History so Conservative?”

Dimitry Anastakis, Trent University
“Monographs, Journals, Textbooks and Classrooms:  Always the Twain Should Meet.”

TBA, Women’s and Gender History

10:45-12:30pm       Concurrent Sessions

  • SESSION ONE—Engaging Students: Indigenous History, Stories, and Place-Based History in the Classroom and Beyond

Jennifer Pettit, Mount Royal University
“`The Treaty 7 Field School is An Adventure That Will Change Your Life’: Going Beyond the Classroom Using Community and Land-Based Learning”

Karlee Anne Sapoznik, Université de Saint-Boniface
“Teaching for Truth and Reconciliation”

Rose Fine-Meyer,Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
“Signs of a Buried River: Place-Based History as a Method of Student Engagement in Post-Secondary History Education”

Stéphane D. Perreault, Red Deer College
“Storytelling in Canadian History”

  • SESSION TWO–Enhancing Students’ Skills

Daniel Samson/Matt Clare/Mike Driedger/Mike Brousseau/Giulia Forsyth, Brock University
“Slow Reading and Big History: Transcribing Early Modern Texts and Learning to Map Early Modern Minds”

Mélanie Méthot, University of Alberta, Augustana Faculty
“The Joys (and Stresses) of the Collaborative Research Seminar”

Heather Devine, University of Calgary
“Understanding Your Roots: Using Genealogy to Teach History”

12:30-1:30pm                 Lunch (included in registration fee)

1:30-3:00pm                   Concurrent Sessions

  • SESSION THREE—Teaching History

Lindsay Gibson, University of Alberta
“What Historians Can Learn from History Educators About Teaching History”

Ken MacMillan, University of Calgary
“Is there a thesis in this class? The mutuality of teaching and research in the History classroom”

Michael Pitblado, Queen’s University
“Historical Empathy in Theory and Practice: Reflections from the Classroom”

  • SESSION FOUR–Putting Class in Class

Peter McInnis, St. Francis Xavier University
“Problematizing Class:Suggestions from a Classroom Practitioner

Joan Sangster, Trent University
“The Problem with Intersectionality: The Shadow of Class in the Classroom”

Nicholas Fast/Hailey Venn, Simon Fraser University
“Workers and Students Alienated Alike: Analysis of Alienation Within Undergraduate History Education and Ideas for Reform”

3-3:15pm                  Coffee Break


  • SESSION FIVE–The History “Lab” and Innovative Teaching Techniques

Sheila McManus, University of Lethbridge
“From Rashomon and the Muppets to Video Games and A Beer Commercial: Making the History Lab Fun”

Anne Dymond, University of Lethbridge
“Gaming Art History: A Case Study of the Potential of Computer Games to Activate Higher-Level Learning”

Janay Nugent, University of Lethbridge
“Developing Engaged Citizens: SCALE-Up Classrooms, i>clickers and Role Playing”

4:45-6pm                  Pints and Pedagogy

This informal session, led by Godefroy Desrosiers-Lauzon of the University de Quebec a Montreal, will allow participants to partake in libations while they share their teaching experiences, course outlines, assignments and the like, while reflecting upon best practices in the post-secondary classroom.

6pm-8:30pm            Keynote and Dinner (included with registration)
This daylong event will conclude with a banquet and keynote lecture by Dr. Jean M. O’Brien, a member of the White Earth Nation, Mississippi Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe.  A professor of history at the University of Minnesota, Dr. O’Brien is co-editor of Why You Can’t Teach United States History Without American Indians.