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Alison E. Norman <email@example.com>
University of Toronto
|Address:||Department of Theory and Policy Studies in Education
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West, 6th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S1V6
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Canada
|Interests:||Canadian History / Studies
Childhood and Education
Native American History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Ø 2003 – present Doctor of Philosophy, History of Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
“Race, Gender and Colonialism at Grand River, 1899 -1939”
Supervisor Dr. Cecilia Morgan.
Ø 2002-2003 Bachelor of Education, Intermediate/Senior Level, History and Geography, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
Ø 2001-2002 Master of Arts, History, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
“Amity among the stumps: Contact between Native and Settler women in Upper Canada, 1828-1854.”
Supervisor Dr. Jane Errington.
Ø 1997-2001 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
Conferences and Lectures
Ø “Culinary Encounters and Exchanges between Natives and White Settler Women in Mid-Nineteenth Century Upper Canada”
Presented at the Canadian Historical Association 86th Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 28-30, 2007
Ø “The Grand Historic Pageant of the 1928 Kentville Summer Carnival: Historical Knowledge in Action”
Presented at the Atlantic Canada Studies Conference, Halifax, May 3-5, 2007
Ø “Gender and Colonialism in Brant Country – A Research Presentation”
Presented to the members of the Ohsweken Genealogical Society, Veteran’s Hall, Ohsweken, Grand River Reserve, March 4, 2007.
Ø “The Continuing Work of Empire: Women’s Organizations and Native Women in Ontario”
Presented at the Canadian Historical Association 85th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, May 29, 2006
Ø “Our Poor Unfortunate Sisters: Race and Colonialism in the Early Women’s Movement in Ontario”
Presented at the Susan B. Anthony & the Struggle for Equal Rights Conference, Rochester, New York, April 1, 2006.
Ø “Women’s Organizations, Social Reform, and the Vote in Toronto, 1870-1920.”
Presented to members of the Royal Ontario Museum ROMWalks Group, Toronto, March 4, 2006 (by invitation)
Ø “New York through the lives of four Irish immigrant families: using family history and the archives”
Presented at Researching New York 2005: Perspectives on Empire State History, Albany, New York, November 17, 2005.
Ø “‘It is fit for the table of the most fastidious epicure’: Culinary Exchange between Natives and Settler Women in Mid-Nineteenth Century Upper Canada”
Presented at the Conference Celebrating the Culinary Heritage of Peterborough County and Hinterland, the Culinary Historians of Ontario, September 24, 2005 (by invitation).
Ø “‘Lest the contribution of the Loyalists of Canada becomes dim and obscure:’ the United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada and the Canadian Centennial”
Presented at the 2nd Annual McGill-Queen’s Student Conference in History 2005, “Alternate Approaches,” Kingston, March 19, 2005
Ø “‘Love and loyalty to my native land:’ Issues of Gender, Nationalism and Identity and the Strickland Sisters in Canada”
Presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Student History Conference, “New Frontiers in Graduate History,” York University, Toronto, February 25, 2005.
Ø “The ‘Bushladies’ and the ‘Children of the Forest:’ Cultural Exchange in Upper Canada.”
Presented to members of the Ontario Historical Society, Toronto, January 19, 2005 (by invitation).
Ø "Gentlewomen gone Native: Cultural Interactions between British Settler and Native Women in Upper Canada, 1828-1854."
Presented at 29th Annual Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan, October 30, 2004.
Ø “Amity among the stumps: Contact between Native and Settler women in Upper Canada, 1828-1854.”
Presented at the Graduate Student Conference in Canadian Studies, Ottawa, October 1, 2004
Ø Forthcoming “Book Review: In the Days of Our Grandmothers: A Reader in Aboriginal Women’s History in Canada. Edited by Mary-Ellen Kelm and Lorna Townsend. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2006. Canadian Historical Review.
Ø Forthcoming “Book Review: Women and Power in Native North America. 2000. University of Oklahoma Press. Pioneer America Society Transactions.” Volume 27 & 28, Fall 2007.
Ø “The Grand Historic Pageant of the 1928 Kentville Summer Carnival.” The King’s Historical Society Newsletter, January 2007.
Ø “Book Review: Contact Zones: Aboriginal and Settler Women in Canada's Colonial Past. Edited by Katie Pickles, and Myra Rutherdale. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2005. Ontario History XCIX, no. 1 (2006), 117-119.
Ø "A Brief History of an Annapolis Valley Kitchen." Culinary Chronicles, The Newsletter of the Culinary Historians of Ontario, No. 47, Winter 2006, 3-5.
Ø "A Genealogical Journey in Nova Scotia." The Nova Scotia Genealogist. XXIII, no. 1 (2005): 19-25.
Ø "Book Review: Seven Eggs Today: The Diaries of Mary Armstrong, 1859 and 1869. By Jackson W. Armstrong, and The Life Writings of Mary Baker McQuesten: Victorian Matriarch. By Mary J. Anderson. Both Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Life Writing Series, 2004." Ontario History XCVII, no. 1 (2005).
Ø This Little Piggy Went to Market and Came Home with a Full Basket: Fundraising for Historical and Heritage Organizations and Institutions. Edited by Dorothy Duncan. Toronto: The Ontario Historical Society, 2000.