Tuesday, 2 April 2019

History Theses and Dissertations at Western U

Dr. Jonathan Vance is well known in the Ontario genealogical community as he has made presentations to both BIFHSGO and OGS meetings receiving high ratings for his presentations.

He is an active researcher at the University of Western Ontario supervising numerous graduate students. The following is a list of theses and dissertations he has supervised in recent years I found when searching for Claire L. Halstead's dissertation From Lion to Leaf: The Evacuation of British Children to Canada During the Second World War.

Dying to be Modern: Cataraqui Cemetery, Romanticism, Consumerism, and the Extension of Modernity in Kingston, Ontario, 1780-1900, by Cayley B. Bower
Burying the dead has always been about much more than burying the dead through an examination of the garden cemeteries of the nineteenth century as historically dynamic expressions of dominant social and cultural strands. 

The Legacy of Military Necessity in Italy: War and Memory in Cassino and Monte Sole, by Cynthia D. Brown
Reveals that the Allied decision to bomb the Abbey of Montecassino and the German massacre of nearly 800 unarmed women, children, and elderly at Monte Sole are only a fraction of the story.

Tanks and Tinsel: The American Celebration of Christmas during World War II, by Samantha Desroches
The first comprehensive investigation into the most well-known holiday in Western culture and its role in shaping Americans’ experience and understanding of the war.

Outside Influences: Great War Experiences along the Canada-U.S. Border, by Brandon R. Dimmel
Insight into how Canadians in border communities interpreted the war, nationalism, and the Canada-U.S. relationship.

Tribute to the Fallen: The Evolution of Canadian Battlefield Burials during the First World War, by Jeremy P. Garrett
Military and political authorities feared demoralized troops and potential political crises with news of burial inadequacies reaching the home front, which led to a more formalized approach to burials.

“Soldiers First”: The Evolution of Training for Peacekeeping in the Canadian Forces, 1956-2000, by Trista L. Grant-Waddell
A comprehensive picture of the evolution of specialized training for peacekeeping in the Canadian Forces since the 1950s.

The Powered Generation: Canadians, Electricity, and Everyday Life, by Dorotea Gucciardo
The first study of the social implications of electrification in Canada on a nationwide scale, and a step toward understanding the broader social implications of technological change for Canadians.

From Lion to Leaf: The Evacuation of British Children to Canada During the Second World War, by Claire L. Halstead
Canada attempted to provide the best care for its “War Guests”

Embattled Communities: Voluntary Action and Identity in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, 1914-1918, by Steve Marti
Reveal show categories of space, ethnicity, and race factored both in the constructions and negotiations of communal identities, as well as the effacement of marginalized communities.

Remembering Rebellion, Remembering Resistance: Collective Memory, Identity, and the Veterans of 1869-70 and 1885, Matthew J. McRae
Examines how the efforts of these veteran communities to promote particular visions of the past speaks to questions of national identity that still persist today.

Peace Dividend: The War Assets Corporation and the Disposal of Canada's Munitions and Supplies, 1943-1948, by Alex Souchen
The conversion of surplus assets into peacetime purposes ensured that objects gained new uses and meanings thereby mitigating their threatening nature to economic stability, political authority, and public safety.

Find these and more by searching at https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/


Celtictwigs said...

When do run on sentences continue to be acceptible in academic writings? Check out Dying to Be Modern .

Jane Down said...

How fun to read your blog this morning and see my son's PhD Thesis mentioned.... Peace Dividends ... by Alex Souchen. It is currently being turned into a book that will be published by UBC Press next year. His study on how they disposed of war junk continues and he hopes to study health factors as well.