November 22 to December 2

FORGOTTEN HEROES: Untold Stories of World War One

HIST 4343 Public History - Exhibit and Student Research Presentations

Acadia University's Public History students are presenting a public exhibit in the Vaughan Memorial Library from November 22 until December 2, 2016. The research features some of the untold stories of the experiences of Canadian minorities in World War One. The exhibit, located in the library's foyer, and student's research features some of the untold stories of the experiences of Canadian minorities in World War One.

Students will give talks about their research on Friday, December 2 at 1:30pm in the Quiet Reading Room of the Vaughan Memorial Library.

The exhibit has been constructed under the guidance of Dr. Gillian Poulter of the Department of History & Classics, and will include exhibits on individual members of the No.2 Construction Battalion, Black soldiers who served in other battalions, Indigenous soldiers, and women’s role in the Great War.

ALL ARE WELCOME to visit the exhibit Nov 22-Dec 2 AND to attend the presentations on Dec 2.


Past Events


November 17, 2016

Our Patriotic Campus

Archivist, Wendy G. Robicheau, shared her research findings about women and men who were affected by WW1 and walked on Acadia's campus a 100 years ago.  Quiet Reading Room, Vaughan Memorial Library

November 4, 2016

New Directions in Digital Collections

Dr. Safier gave a talk about his role with the Brown Library as well as their current projects and digital collections, including projects which might be of mutual interest with Acadia. Quiet Reading Room, Vaughan Memorial Library

November 3, 2016

2016 Moody-Hamilton Lecture

When Atlantic History took a Cosmopolitan Turn: Tracing French Exploration from the Amazon to Terra Australis

The 2016 Moody-Hamilton Lecture was presented by Dr. Neil Safier, Director and Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University on Thursday November 3, 2016, at 7pm in the Auditorium, KC Irving Environmental Science Centre, Acadia University, Wolfville.

October 22, 2016

Pop-Up Museum in conjunction with commemorative symposium: Rev. William White and the No. 2 Construction Battalion in WWI

September 29, 2016

From History to Her Story: Transforming Historical Tacts into Historical Fiction - Martine Jacquot


September 27, 2016

Goddesses, Whores, Vampyres, and Archaeologists: Excavating Ancient Mytilene - Professor Hector Williams


September 15, 2016

History & Classics Majors BBQ, University Club, Acadia


May 13, 2016

History & Classics Graduation Banquet, Wolfville Farmers' Market


April 2016 Exam Period

Exam De-stress Events

April 14, 2016 – Guitar with Dr. Provencal

April 18, 2016 – Learn to twist balloon creations with Sara Sponagle

April 21, 2016 – History/Classics themed games and colouring with Dr. MacDonald


March 31 - April 22, 2016

Honours Theses Defences


March 24th, 2016

The Pizza Debates

Feminism: Current Issues and New Directions

Featuring Mercedes Peters, 4th year Honours History Student


March 14, 2016

Sociology Graduate Research Methods and the Acadia Archives Present:

Blasphemy! Student expelled for inappropriate article in The Ath!  The case of Robert Fiander, Class of ‘59


March 3, 2016

“Catastrophe, Utopia, or Business as Usual?: Environmentalism and What Comes Next”

Public talk by Dr. Steven Schiffer, Harrison McCain Visiting Professor in ESST

February 25, 2016

“’My ink is made of white snow’: Communication and Emotional Reciprocity in LeBrun’s Nova Gallia.”

Public talk by Dr. Peter O’Brien, Associate Professor, Department of Classics, Dalhousie University

February 4, 2016

“Following the Trail of Senor Louis Casseres: A Spanish-African Pianist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, ca. 1852-1862”

Public talk by Dr. Michelle Boyd

January 28, 2016

History & Classics Quiz & Pizza Night