Here is a summary of my past research and writing.
On the web:
- “500 years of building community and changing environments“, Black Creek Community Walk website
- Interview with Radio Canada International, “Canadian History today – a focus on which history,” 21 May 2013
- My ActiveHistory.ca blog posts
- Active History Theme Week on the 1763 Royal Proclamation
- Active History Theme Week on Historical Thinking
Articles, Essays and Reviews:
- Hilary E. Wyss, English Letters and Indian Literacies: Reading, Writing and New England Missionary Schools, 1750-1830, in Historical Studies in Education, Vol. 26, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 136-138.
- “Louis Vincent Sawantanan: premier bachelier autochtone canadien, ” dans Gaston Deschênes et Denis Vaugeois, eds., Vivre la Conquête: Des parcours individuels, (Sillery: Septentrion, 2013). Written with Jonathan Lainey.
- “Decolonization and Resilience in North American Indigenous History,” a review of Linford D. Fisher, The Indian Great Awakening; Tom Arne Midtrød, The Memory of All Ancient Customs; Matthew L. Rhoades, Long Knives and the Longhouse; and Michael Witgen, An Infinity of Nations; for The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, vol 14 no 3, (Winter 2013).
- “Tories gear up for (historical) war,” The National Post, 13 May 2013
- “The Slow Process of Conquest: Huron-Wendat Responses to the Conquest of Quebec, 1697-1791” in Phillip A. Buckner and John G. Reid, eds., 1759 Revisited: The Conquest of Canada in Historical Perspective, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012): 115-140.
- “The Call of Passive History,” Left History, Vol. 15, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 2010-11): 21-26.
- “Review of Cole Harris, The Reluctant Land: Society, Space, and Environment in Canada before Confederation.” Left History, Vol. 14, no. 2 (summer 2010), 117-118.
- « Saint-Castin et le rôle Mi’kmaq et Abenaki dans les sièges de Port-Royal, 1707 and 1710. » Actes du 8e colloque étudiant du département d’histoire de l’Université Laval. (Québec : Artefact : Association étudiante de 2e et 3e cycles, 2009): 133-144.
- “Journeying by Canoe: Reflections on the Canoe and Spirituality.” Leisure/Loisir. Vol. 33, no. 1 (2009), 217-240.
- “Review of John G. Reid, Essays on Northeastern North America: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries,” Canadian Historical Review, Vol. 90, no. 4 (Dec 2009), 755-757.
- “Review of John Mack Faragher, A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of Expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland,” H-Canada, H-Net Reviews, August, 2007.
- “Deconstructing the Sauvage/Savage in the Writing of Samuel de Champlain and Captain John Smith” French Colonial History, vol. 7, (2006):1-20.
PhD and MA Theses
- PhD: “Two Conquests: Aboriginal Experiences of the Fall of New France and Acadia” (Supervisor: Carolyn Podruchny, Committee Members: William C. Wicken, Colin M. Coates), York University, Sept 2011
- MA: “Adventurers and Authors: Changing Impressions of the Native Peoples in the Writings of Samuel de Champlain and John Smith” (Supervisor: John Reid), Saint Mary’s University, Sept 2004
- Harrison McCain Visiting Professorship (Acadia University)
- ICCC Linking Fellowship (University of Saskatchewan)
- SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship – Dartmouth College (Faculty Sponsor: Colin Calloway)
- Co-applicant for SSHRC Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences – Active History: History for the Future
- Phillips Fund Grant for Native American Research; American Philosophical Society
- Ramsay Cook Fellowship for Canadian History; York University
- Honourable Mention; Eccles Prize for “Deconstructing the Sauvage/Savage in the Writing of Samuel de Champlain and Captain John Smith”; French Colonial Historical Society
Conference Paper Abstracts
Below are the abstracts from past conference papers. For more information please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ending a mission, beginning a school: Jesuit missions and the culture of education in the St. Lawrence Valley at the end of the eighteenth century
- Transforming Chignecto: Acadian-Mi’kmaw Social Networks at the end of the seventeenth century
- Wendat Survival: Intercommunity networking in the eighteenth century
- Colonial schooling on Indigenous land: Day schools, colonial colleges and Indigenous communities in the northeast
- Searching for Students: Laurentian Aboriginal people in the correspondence of Dartmouth College, 1770-1820
- Reaching the Public through the Web: The Practice of Digital Active History (No Abstract Submitted)
- Environmental History in the Streets
- Sawantanan: Homme du Nord-est
- Jeune-Lorette and Detroit: Huron-Wendat Connections during the Eighteenth Century
- Education, Literacy and the end of the Jesuit Missions in the St. Lawrence Valley
- Mi’kmaw and Acadian Neighbours: Tracing Complex and Variable Relationships in Early Eighteenth Century Mi’kma’ki
- Variations in empire: Comparing Aboriginal Communities in the midst of European Administrative Change
- Huron-Wendat land-use and conceptions of territory in mid-eighteenth-century Canada
- European education/Aboriginal activism: Cultural métissage in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries
- The slow process of Conquest: Wendat responses to the Conquest of Quebec, 1759 – 1830
- Saint-Castin, Charlevoix and the role of aboriginal peoples during the sieges of Port-Royal, 1707 and 1710