2007 News Archives

Exhibits, November 2007

Public History M.A. students recently mounted two new displays utilizing the UWO Medical Artifact Collection. An engaging display on Electrotherapeutics - or the use of electricity in medicine through such devices as Violet Ray machines - can be seen in the Medical Sciences hallway, outside room M148. Another intriguing case display, located in the library of the Department of the History of Medicine (HSA 041), showcases an early x-ray tube and glass plate image, a cautery transformer, a bone drill, and more. Both are attractive and informative displays that use historical objects or the material culture of medicine to highlight past practices in health and medicine. All are encouraged to view these displays as well as visit the UWO Medical Artifact Collection website at www.medicalhistory.uwo.ca


Vimy Revisited

Congratulations to Joel Ralph, for his publication "Vimy Revisited" in The Beaver (April/May 2007). Joel graduated from the Western Public History MA program in 2006, and is now the education and outreach program coordinator for Canada's National History Society.


Cliopatria Awards 2006

At the recent meeting of the American Historical Association, members of the UWO History Department won two of sixCliopatria Awards, for History-related blogs. Professor William Turkel won best new blog for Digital History Hacks. MA student John Jordan's "For a Canadian Wikipedia"won best post. Congratulations to both of them!


"A Witness to History," Rob Aldred Western News (15 Feb 2007)

Torture, rape, genocide - the unimaginable became real during the Balkan war. And Public History graduate student Diana Dicklich heard it all. [MORE]