Past Conferences / Congres antérieur

CSTHA conferences have been held since 1978 to showcase research in the history of Canadian science and technology.

Les conférences de l’AHSTC ont lieu depuis 1978 pour soutenir l’histoire des sciences et des techniques au Canada.  


XXI Biennial Conference
1–3 November 2019
Halifax, Nova Scotia

DIVERSITY AND TENSION: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND CANADIAN REGIONALISM IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

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Please join us for the 2019 CSTHA biennial conference to be held November 1–3 at University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Program Committee invites papers and posters addressing this year’s conference theme: “Diversity and Tension: Science, Technology and Canadian Regionalism in Historical Perspective.”

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The deadline for submissions is 2 August 2019 30 August 2019.

Brewery tour: A free tour of the Alexander Keith’s brewery will be organized for the conference participants on Friday November 1st starting at 5:30 pm (the meeting point and address of the brewery is 1496 Lower Water Street). If you would like to join us, please confirm your presence at cstha.ahstc@gmail.com Please see the 2019 conference website (https://cstha-ahstc.ca/conference-colloque-2019/) for more information on submitting papers or registration. Presenters at this conference must be members of CSTHA. CSTHA membership fees will be payable during the official registration process to the conference. If you have any questions, please email: cstha.ahstc@gmail.com.

XXIème Conférence biennale
1–3 novembre 2019
Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse

DIVERSITÉ ET TENSION : SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGIE ET ​​RÉGIONALISME CANADIEN DANS UNE PERSPECTIVE HISTORIQUE

Joignez-vous à nous pour la conférence biennale de l’AHSTC qui aura lieu du 1er et 3 novembre 2019 au University of King’s College à Halifax, en Nouvelle-Écosse. Le Comité organisateur lance un appel pour des communications et des affiches portant sur le thème: « Diversité et tension : Science, technologie et régionalisme canadien dans une perspective historique ».

La date limite pour soumettre une proposition est le 2 août 2019 30 août 2019. Veuillez consulter le site Web de la conférence (https://cstha-ahstc.ca/conference-colloque-2019/) pour de plus amples renseignements sur le processus de soumission des communications ou d’inscription. Les personnes désirant participer à la conférence doivent être membre de l’AHSTC. Les frais d’adhésion à l’AHSTC seront payables lors du processus officiel d’inscription à la conférence.  Pour toute autre question, veuillez contacter notre secrétaire à l’adresse: cstha.ahstc@gmail.com.


xx Biennial Conference 3–5 November 2017 London, Ontario

INNOVATION OR ABERRATION? SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND HISTORICAL MEANINGS OF FAILURE

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The 2017 CSTHA biennial conference will be held November 3–5 at King’s University College in London, Ontario. The Program Committee invites papers addressing this year’s conference theme: “Innovation or Aberration? Science, Technology and Historical Meanings of Failure.”

  • Call for papers (PDF)
  • CSTHA-AHSTC 2017 Program (PDF)
  • Registration
    • The regular registration fee is $185 (full-time/employed) and $100 for students/seniors/underemployed until October 15, 2017. Any registration after this date will cost an additional $25. This fee covers access to the keynote presentation, panels, refreshments, and a lunch on Saturday. It also includes a banquet on Saturday night, to be held at the River Room at Museum London (http://northmoore.ca/theriverroom/). Dinner will begin at 7pm, and guests will have a choice of three entrees. Please advise us as soon as possible whether you have any allergies or dietary restrictions (cstha.ahstc.conf@gmail.com). Additional tickets for spouses or significant others can be purchased for $60.
    • Secure electronic registration form 
    • 2017-CSTHA-AHSTC-Conf-Registration (PDF)  Print, fill out and email completed form to cstha.ahstc.conf@gmail.com.
  • All participants of the CSTHA conference must be members in good standing. The regular membership rate is $80.00 and the student membership rate is $40. Each is for a two-year period. Join or renew.
  • Location
  • Travel bursaries
    • The CSTHA offers generous travel bursaries to students who present at our conferences. Please retain all travel-related receipts, to be submitted to the CSTHA executive after the conference for approval (please email cstha.ahstc.conf@gmail.com). All reimbursements will be dependent on the number of requests received.
  • Tours (optional, no charge)
    • UWO Medical Artifact Collection at Western University 5:00 to 6:00pmParticipants are asked to meet outside of the Collection’s main artifact display in Lawson Hall, Room 2260.Here is a map of Western’s campus: http://www.geography.uwo.ca/campusmaps/images/map/westernandaffiliates.pdf Lawson Hall is located off Oxford, between Somerville House and Stevenson Hall.  Once you arrive at Lawson, walk up the steps, and continue going straight after you’ve entered the doors. The Artifact Collection display will be directly in front of you.
    • Exploring the Stars” at the Cronyn Observatory (Western University) 9:15pm to 11:00pmParticipants are asked to gather after the keynote address, in order to head to Main campus to visit the observatory.Here is a map of Western’s campus: http://www.geography.uwo.ca/campusmaps/images/map/westernandaffiliates.pdf  The Observatory is located off Lambton Drive, between Spencer Engineering and Alumni Hall. Depending on numbers, we may either walk or drive.
  • Accommodations
  • Parking on Campus
    • Please note that we have secured free parking for conference participants (no overnight parking). If you believe you will require a parking spot, please let us know: cstha.ahstc.conf@gmail.com
  • Keynote Address (PDF)
    • Edward Jones-Imhotep “Hostile Nature, Fallible Humans, Failing Machines: Exploring the Lost Histories of Technological Failure”
    • Friday, 3 November 2017
    • King’s University College Kenny Theatre 266 Epworth Ave London, Ontario

Direct questions to cstha.ahstc.conf@gmail.com.


INNOVATION OU ABERRATION? LES SIGNIFACTIONS HISTORIQUES DE L’ÉCHEC SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNOLOGIQUE

La conférence biennale de la CSTHA pour l’année 2017 se tiendra du 3 au 5 novembre, au King’s University College à London en Ontario. Le comité scientifique lance un appel à la communication de travaux de recherche portant sur le thème de la conférence: « Innovation ou aberration? Les significations historiques de l’échec scientifique et technologique ».

  • Appel à communiquer (PDF)
  • CSTHA-AHSTC 2017 Program (PDF)
  • Inscription
    • Les frais d’inscription réguliers sont de 185$ (plein temps/employé) et de 100$ pour les étudiants/seniors/temps-partiels jusqu’au 15 octobre 2017. Toute inscription après cette date coûtera 25$ additionnels. Ces frais couvrent l’accès à la conférence d’ouverture, aux sessions, à des rafraichissements, et un lunch le samedi. Ils incluent également un l’accès à un banquet le samedi soir, qui se tiendra à la River Room du musée de London (http://northmoore.ca/theriverroom/). Le souper débutera à 19h. Nous vous prions de nous aviser au plutôt, si vous souffrez d’allergies ou de restrictions alimentaires (cstha.ahstc.conf@gmail.com). Des billets additionnels pour les conjoints peuvent être achetés pour le prix de 60$.
    • Formulaire d’inscription électronique sécurisé
    • 2017-CSTHA-AHSTC-Conf-Registration(PDF) Imprimez, complétez et envoyez le formulaire à cstha.ahstc.conf@gmail.com.
  • Tous les participants à la conférence doivent être des membres en bonne et due forme de l’AHSTC. L’adhésion régulière pour une période de deux ans est de 80$, et de 40$ pour les étudiants. Inscrivez-vous ou renouvellez votre adhésion.
  • Localisation
  • Bourses de voyage
    • L’AHSTC offre des bourses de voyages pour les étudiants qui présentent à ses conférences. Veuillez conserver tous les reçus liés à votre voyage, que vous soumettrez à l’exécutif de l’AHSTC après la conférence (cstha.ahstc.conf@gmail.com). Les montants des remboursements dépendront du nombre de demandes reçues.
  • Visites (optionnel, gratuit)
    • La Medical Artifact Collection à Western University (http://medicalhistory.uwo.ca/) 5:00-6pm Cette visite impliquera un accès aux pièces liées à la collection d’histoire de la médecine au Canada. La visite débutera à 17h, le vendredi 3 novembre, et durera 45 minutes sous la direction du Dr. Michelle Hamilton de la Western University. *Les participants sont invités à se présenter à l’extérieur de l’édifice principal de la Collection* *à Lawson Hall, Salle 2260* (située à Oxford, entre Middlesex et Lambton:http://www.geography.uwo.ca/campusmaps/images/map/westernandaffiliates.pdf).
    • “Exploring the Stars” at the Cronyn Observatory (Western University), 9:15-11pmParticipants to gather after the keynote address, to head to Main campus to visit the observatory. Here is a map of Western’s campus: http://www.geography.uwo.ca/campusmaps/images/map/westernandaffiliates.pdf The Observatory is located off Lambton Drive, between Spencer Engineering and Alumni Hall.Depending on numbers, we may either walk or drive.
  • Hébergements
  • Stationnement sur le Campus
    • Veuillez noter que nous avons garanti un stationnement gratuit pour les participants à la conférence (pas de stationnement de nuit). Si vous croyez que vous aurez besoin d’un lieu de stationnement, veuillez nous en informer: cstha.ahstc.conf@gmail.com
  • Conférencier invités (PDF)
    • Edward Jones-Imhotep “Hostile Nature, Fallible Humans, Failing Machines: Exploring the Lost Histories of Technological Failure”
    • Vendredi, le 3 novembre 2017
    • King’s University College Kenny Theatre 266 Epworth Ave London, Ontario

xix Biennial conference 6-8 November 2015 York University, Toronto

“Science and Technology Across Borders”

La version française apparaît plus bas The 2015 CSTHA biennial conference will be held November 6-8 at York University in Toronto. The Program Committee invites papers addressing this year’s conference theme: “science and technology across borders.” We also invite papers on all subjects relating to the history of science, technology, and medicine in Canada.

  • Call for Papers (PDF)
  • Student Travel Claim Form (PDF) — Deadline: Nov 30, 2015
  • Final Schedule (PDF) — updated 2015-10-30
  • Travel information:
  • Plenary Speaker: John Krige, “Regulating the transnational flow of knowledge in research universities today: The role of the U.S. national security state after 9/11”
    • The free circulation of knowledge across borders in academia has been progressively eroded since the 1980s by new opportunities to commercialize research and, since 9/11, by the demand for tighter control on foreign nationals by the national security state.  The production of knowledge that is increasingly both dual use and close to the market, and the insertion of research universities in the global knowledge economy, has transformed the research encounter between the U.S. researchers and their colleagues and students from abroad.  Two concepts of security — security by achievement and security by secrecy —  pit traditional academic values of openness and the free exchange of ideas against an increasingly intrusive state apparatus that shackles scientific collaboration and undermines trust.
    • John Krige is Kranzberg Professor in the School of History and Sociology at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
  • Membership information
  • Hotels:
    • Executive Learning Centre Saturday night Only Schulich School of Business, York University Phone: 416.650.8300 <tel:416.650.8300> $130 / night plus 13% HST – Cutoff deadline to avoid charges – October 11. CSTHA block number is 603097 Breakfast included
    • Super 8 Hotel 3400 Steeles Avenue W Hwy 400 S. Steeles Ave Toronto, ON L4K 1A2 905-760-2120 92.88 per night **Rate good until Oct. 26 / Refer to CSTHA rate** Includes breakfast, free internet, free parking
    • Residence Inn by Marriott Vaughan 11 Interchange Way Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5W3 1-866-630-0708 or 905-695-4002 Studio Suite $120 **Rate good until Oct. 15 / Refer to CSTHA rate**

Send all questions to Dorotea Guciardo, CSTHA Secretary at d.gucci@gmail.com.

SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES : PAR-DELÀ LES FRONTIÈRES

La conférence biennale de l’AHSTC pour l’année 2015 se tiendra du 6 au 8 novembre à l’Université York, à Toronto. Le Comité Scientifique appelle à la présentation de travaux de recherche sur les sujets portant sur le thème de la conférence de cette année: “sciences et technologies : par delà les frontières”, de même que les travaux portant sur le thème général de l’histoire des sciences, de la technologie et de la médecine au Canada.

  • Appel à communiquer (PDF)
  • Student Travel Claim Form (PDF) — Deadline: Nov 30, 2015
  • Final Schedule (PDF) — updated 2015-10-30
  • Travel information:
  • Plenary Speaker: John Krige, “Regulating the transnational flow of knowledge in research universities today: The role of the U.S. national security state after 9/11”
    • The free circulation of knowledge across borders in academia has been progressively eroded since the 1980s by new opportunities to commercialize research and, since 9/11, by the demand for tighter control on foreign nationals by the national security state.  The production of knowledge that is increasingly both dual use and close to the market, and the insertion of research universities in the global knowledge economy, has transformed the research encounter between the U.S. researchers and their colleagues and students from abroad.  Two concepts of security — security by achievement and security by secrecy —  pit traditional academic values of openness and the free exchange of ideas against an increasingly intrusive state apparatus that shackles scientific collaboration and undermines trust.
    • John Krige is Kranzberg Professor in the School of History and Sociology at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
  • Adhésion
  • Hotels:
    • Executive Learning Centre Saturday night only Schulich School of Business, York University Phone: 416.650.8300 <tel:416.650.8300> $130 / night plus 13% HST – Cutoff deadline to avoid charges – October 11. CSTHA block number is 603097 Breakfast included
    • Super 8 Hotel 3400 Steeles Avenue W Hwy 400 S. Steeles Ave Toronto, ON L4K 1A2 905-760-2120 92.88 per night **Rate good until Oct. 26 / Refer to CSTHA rate** Includes breakfast, free internet, free parking
    • Residence Inn by Marriott Vaughan 11 Interchange Way Vaughan, Ontario L4K 5W3 1-866-630-0708 or 905-695-4002 Studio Suite $120 **Rate good until Oct. 15 / Refer to CSTHA rate**

Les questions peuvent aussi être adressées à Dorotea Gucciardo, Secrétaire de l’AHSTC (d.gucci@gmail.com).


ahstc-cstha xviii colloque / conference 1-3 November 2013 UQAM, Montreal, Ontario

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Energy and Society: An Energy Rich Canada in an Energy Hungry World

  • Call for Papers CSTHA 2013 UQAM (PDF) Updated 2013 June 12 NB: ANY TOPIC WILL BE CONSIDERED, NOT JUST THOSE DEALING WITH ENERGY.
  • Submit proposals: Individual / Session
  • Registration (Early deadline: October 24)
  • Programme (Updated 2013-10-29) / Abstracts
    • Keynote Public Lecture: Prof. H.V. Nelles, “Light Switch: Towards a History of the Second Enlightenment” (Poster / Abstract) But for the aesthetic pleasures we draw from waterfalls, geysers and fireworks, we value energy not as a good in itself, but rather for the work it can be made to do. In recent time we have produced a good deal of energy and put it put to work making light. This talk will venture some thoughts on why the earth has begun to glow in the dark. Open to the public. 7:00pm Friday 1 November, UQAM, Room D-R200, 1430 rue Saint-Denis
  • Membership information
  • Accommodations in Montreal:
    • Days Inn Centre-Ville
      Conference Rate:     $79 / night and must be booked by Sept. 30 Oct. 7.   Use code :  cgcirs
      Address:  215, boul. Rene Levesque Est, Montreal
      Phone:  514.393.3388    /    1.800.668.3872

Send all questions to conference@cstha-ahstc.ca

ahstc-cstha xviii colloque / conference 1 au 3 novembre, 2013 UQAM, Montreal, Ontario

ÉNERGIE ET SOCIÉTÉ: Un Canada riche d’énergie dans un monde énergivore

  • Appel de communications AHSTC 2013 UQAM (PDF) 2013 juin 12 NB: ANY TOPIC WILL BE CONSIDERED, NOT JUST THOSE DEALING WITH ENERGY.
  • Propositions: individuelles / séances
  • Détails sur l’inscription (Early deadline: 24 octobre)
  • Programme (Updated 2013-10-29) / les résumés
    • Conférence publique: Prof. H.V. NellesLight Switch: Towards a History of the Second Enlightenment” (Poster / Abstract) But for the aesthetic pleasures we draw from waterfalls, geysers and fireworks, we value energy not as a good in itself, but rather for the work it can be made to do. In recent time we have produced a good deal of energy and put it put to work making light. This talk will venture some thoughts on why the earth has begun to glow in the dark. Open to the public. 7:00pm Friday 1 November, UQAM, Room D-R200, 1430 rue Saint-Denis
  • Adhésion
  • Hébergement à Montreal:
    • Days Inn Centre-Ville
      Conference Rate:     $79 / night and must be booked by Sept. 30. 7 oct.  Use code :  cgcirs
      Address:  215, boul. Rene Levesque Est, Montreal
      Phone:  514.393.3388    /    1.800.668.3872
      web:  www.daysinnmontreal.com/

Envoyez toutes les questions à conference@cstha-ahstc.ca.


Biennial Conference XVII

18-20 November 2011 Ottawa, Ontario

XVIIe colloque biennal

Du 18 au 20 novembre 2011 Ottawa, Ontario

CONGRESS 2010 / Congrès 2010

Saturday, 29th May / Samedi, 29 mai

Programme: Connected Understanding

9:30-10:00 Jean-Louis Trudel, UQAM — CIRST Transplanting Science in 19th-Century Canada 10:00-10:30 Rénald Fortier, Canada Aviation and Space Museum La Grande semaine d’aviation de Montréal, 25 juin – 5 juillet 1910 10:30 – 10:45 Break 10:45 – 11:15 Bharat Punjabi, Geography, UWO and Munk Centre, UofT Science and the Role of Engineering Visions in the Planning of Mumbai’s Water Supply 1854-1956 11:15 – 11:45 Hugh McQueen, Mech. Ind. Eng., Concordia Univ. The Victoria Bridge: 1859, Tubular -Wrought Iron, 1898 Truss – Steel Bridge* (*hot riveted) 11:45 – 12:15 Jay Young, History Dept., York University “The Great Subway Debate”: Experts, Statistics, and the Legitimacy of Computer Technology in Planning Toronto’s East-West Subway Line, 1956-1958


XVI Conference / Colloque — 25-27 September 2009

Laval University, Quebec City, Canada / Université Laval, Québec City Science, Society and Heritage / Science, Société et patrimoine

Best Student Paper Award Winners The Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association / Association pour l’histoire de la science et de la technologie is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Student Paper Award competition. Delia Gavrus, a doctoral student at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto, has been awarded the Royal Society of Canada Student Paper Award for her paper, “Envisioning Cyclopropane at the University of Toronto: From Scientific Production to Medical Technology, 1925-1940.” Michelle Hoffman, also a doctoral student at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, won the CSTHA-AHSTC Student Paper Award for her paper, “Constructing School Science: Physics, Biology, and Chemistry Education in Quebec and Ontario Secondary Schools, 1884-1965.” The recipients of the Royal Society of Canada Student Paper Award of $500.00, provided by the Royal Society of Canada, and the CSTHA-AHSTC Student Paper Award of $250.00 were selected by a panel of judges who evaluated presentations of papers by students attending the Association’s biennial conference held in Quebec City. As a means of promoting research on scientific and technical history in Canada, the Association is pleased to encourage the initiative of young scholars through its student paper awards competition. The Association extends congratulations to both Ms. Gavros and Ms. Hoffman and best wishes for further research achievements. The Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association / Association pour l’histoire de la science et de la technologie is dedicated to making scientific and technical history better known and to making this subject an important element in Canadian historiography. Further information about the Association can be found at http://www.cstha-ahstc.ca Récipiendaires des prix de mérite pour les meilleures communications étudiantes The Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association / L’Association pour l’histoire de la science et de la technologie (CSTHA-AHSTC) a le plaisir d’annoncer les noms des récipiendaires de l’édition 2009 du concours des communications étudiantes. Étudiante de troisième cycle au Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology de l’Université de Toronto, Delia Gavrus reçoit le prix de mérite de la Société royale du Canada pour son article Envisioning Cyclopropane at the University of Toronto: From Scientific Production to Medical Technology, 1925-1940. Sa collègue du même établissement, Michelle Hoffman, reçoit le prix de mérite de l’AHSTC pour son article Constructing School Science: Physics, Biology, and Chemistry Education in Quebec and Ontario Secondary Schools, 1884-1965. Les récipiendaires du prix de mérite de la meilleure communication étudiante de la Société royale du Canada, au montant de 500 $, et du prix de mérite de 250 $ de l’AHSTC ont été retenues par le jury parmi les articles présentés par les étudiants lors de la conférence biennale de l’Association à Québec. Dans le but de promouvoir la recherche sur l’histoire de la science et de la technologie au Canada, l’Association est heureuse d’encourager l’initiative de jeunes chercheurs grâce à ses prix de mérite pour les meilleures communications étudiantes. L’Association félicite madame Gavros et madame Hoffman et leur offre ses meilleurs voeux dans la poursuite de leur recherche. The Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association / L’Association pour l’histoire de la science et de la technologie a à coeur de mieux faire connaître l’histoire de la science et de la technologie et d’en faire un élément important de l’historiographie canadienne. Pour plus de renseignements : http://www.cstha-ahstc.ca


XV Conference / Colloque – 2007

University of Toronto and Ryerson University, Toronto / Université de Toronto et Université Ryerson, Toronto 11 to 14 October 2007 / 11 au 14 octobre 2007 2007 Conference Program and Abstracts / Programme et Abstracts CSTHA-AHSTC 2007 Programme.PDF

Student Prize / Prix de mérite pour étudiants

We are pleased to announce the winners of the two awards for student papers presented at the recent CSTHA-AHSTC conference in Toronto. There were 13 papers by students and the judges had a real challenge to compare notes and determine those which best met the criteria for each of the two prizes. We would also like to thank the Royal Society of Canada once again for their support of the major award. Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer les deux prix de mérite pour les meilleures communications étudiantes lors du colloque de l’AHSTC – CSTHA ayant eu lieu à Toronto en octobre dernier. En tout, 13 communications ont été offertes par des étudiants. Les juges ont eu un véritable défi pour comparer leurs observations et déterminer les deux communications qui ont les mieux répondu aux critères établis pour chacun des prix. Nous tenons également à remercier encore la Société royale du Canada, pour leur contribution au premier prix. The Royal Society of Canada Award was given to Olivier Craig-Dupont for his paper “Des «Beautés Naturelles» au Précambrien : la Scientifisation du Romantisme au parc national de la Mauricie, 1968-1979”. Le prix de la Société royale du Canada a été donné à Olivier Craig-Dupont pour sa présentation “Des «Beautés Naturelles» au Précambrien: la Scientifisation du Romantisme au Parc National de la Mauricie, 1968-1979”. Olivier is a master student at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Centre interuniversitaire d’études québécoises. His advisor is Stéphane Castonguay. Olivier est un étudiant à la maîtrise au Centre interuniversitaire d’études québécoises. Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Son directeur de thèse est Stéphane Castonguay. The CSTHA-AHSTC Award was presented to Dorotea Gucciardo for her paper “Modernizing the Domestic Workshop: The Invasion of Electric Servants into Canadian Kitchens, 1920-40”. Le prix du CSTHA – AHSTC a été remis à Dorotea Gucciardo pour sa présentation “Modernizing the Domestic Workshop: The Invasion of Electric Servants into Canadian Kitchens, 1920–40”. Téa’s advisor at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) is Dr. Jonathan Vance in the Department of History, Faculty of Social Science. Le directeur de thèse de Téa à l’University of Western Ontario (UWO) est Dr Jonathan Vance, du département d’histoire, Faculté des Sciences sociales.

I would like to thank those members of the CSTHA who offered to act as the judges for the competition: Helen Graves Smith, James Hull, Edward Jones-Imhotep, Eda Kranakis, and Richard White. Je tiens à remercier les membres de l’AHSTC qui ont joué le rôle de juges pendant le colloque: Helen Graves Smith, James Hull, Edward Jones-Imhotep, Eda Kranakis et Richard White.

Randall Brooks President / Président, CSTHA-AHSTC


2006

CSTHA-AHSTC Toronto Congress Programme 2006


2005

CSTHA-AHSTC Programme 2005

Student awards / Prix de mérite pour étudiants – 2005

At the Ottawa Conference of the CSTHA, two awards were presented for the best student papers. Judging was based on originality, presentation, depth of knowledge of the subject, etc. The papers were outstanding and confirm that our discipline will be in good hands with our young scholars. The first, provided by the Royal Society of Canada, was awarded to Crystal Sissons of the University of Ottawa. The second award provided by the CSTHA went to Jean-François Gauvin of Harvard University. The abstracts of their presentations follows their photos. Lors du dernier colloque de l’AHSTC à Ottawa, deux prix de mérite furent attribués pour les meilleures communications étudiantes. Les critères de jugement étaient basés sur l’originalité, la présentation, la profondeur des connaissances sur le sujet, etc. Les communications furent exceptionnelles et confirment que notre discipline se trouvera entre de bonnes mains avec la jeune génération d’académiques. Le premier prix, offert par la Société royale du Canada, fut remisà Crystal Sissons de l’Université d’Ottawa. Le second, offert par l’AHSTC, fut attribué à Jean-François Gauvin d’Harvard University. Crystal Sissons, University of Ottawa Elsie MacGill: Feminist Engineer and “The Moving Force” of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women, 1967-1970 The Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada (RCSW) created by the Lester B. Pearson Administration in 1967, was the result of continuous pressure during the interwar years by Canadian feminists to ensure that their concerns regarding Canadian society were addressed. Understanding the ongoing work of key feminists such as pioneering engineer Elsie Gregory MacGill is essential in order to evaluate women’s continuing public activism and call for equality which culminated in the creation of the RCSW. Additionally, it allows for an analysis of the unique brand of feminism championed by these women within ‘male-coded’ careers such as engineering. These women prevailed within the predominantly male working environment not only towards their own success, but at the same time breaking stereotypes and gender expectations of women’s place in society and her role in the public realm whether in the workforce or within society at large. This assessment overall will challenge past assumptions about women’s place during the interwar years and generate new insights into the unique brand of liberal feminism which these women forged and then applied to bridge the gap between the multiple segregated dimensions of Canadian society in their quest for equality. Jean-François Gauvin, Harvard University, Department of the History of Science Objets Décoratifs au Collection de Recherche Sui Generis? l’abbé Nollet (1700-1770) au Musée Stewart de Montréal, 1983-2005 Le Musée Stewart de Montréal fête ses 50 ans cette année. Dans le cadre d’une exposition anniversaire, nous avons souhaité illustrer à l’aide des instruments scientifiques fabriqués “à la manière de” l’abbé Nollet l’importance cruciale que revêt la recherche des collections dans les musées. Pierre angulaire de toute institution dite savante, la recherche devrait dès maintenant (re)devenir la priorité des musées du XXIe siècle. C’est l’unique façon, à notre humble avis, de redorer le blason de l’institution muséale auprès du grand public et, surtout, d’éviter de sombrer davantage dans la Disneyfication du savoir patrimoniale…


2003

CSTHA-AHSTC Programme 2003


2001

CSTHA Programme 2001 (English) AHSTC Programme 2001 (Francais)


1999

CSTHA-AHSTC Programme 1999