We are delighted to present Dr. Joan Sangster as our first GHSA Historian’s
Craft lecturer for 2012. Dr. Sangster is a professor of History and Women
Studies at Trent University, specializing in twentieth century Canadian women
and working class history. Her work has received multiple distinctions over the
years, the most recent being the CHA, Sir John A. Macdonald prize, Honourable
Mention, for Transforming Labour: Women and Work in Post-War Canada (Toronto,
2010). A prolific author, Dr. Sangster has produced a number of important books
and articles, from which we highlight the award-winning Earning Respect: The
Lives of Working Women in Small-Town Ontario, 1920-1960 (Toronto, 1995) and
“Criminalizing the Colonized: Ontario Native Women Confront the Criminal
Justice System, 1920-1960.” Canadian Historical Review 80.1 (March 1999). She
is also the former Director of the Frost Center for Canadian Studies and
Dr. Sangster’s presentation, titled “‘Working Journey’: Irene Baird’s Northern
Travel and Writing,” draws from her current research project on northern
contact zones, and focuses on the Canadian novelist Irene Baird – author of the
celebrated novel Waste Heritage (1939) – and her travels in the Arctic.
Join us in welcoming Dr. Sangster on Thursday, February 2nd, from 2.30 to 4.30,
in the Department of History’s Common Room (VH 2169)
Snacks and coffee will be provided.
Hope to see you there!
Gilberto Fernandes & Ronnie Morris