Cultures, Communities, and Conflict: Histories of Canadian Universities and War

Edited by Paul Stortz and E. Lisa Panayotidis

© 2012

Cultures, Communities, and Conflict offers provocative, cutting-edge perspectives on the history of English-Canadian universities and war in the twentieth century. The contributors explore how universities contributed not only to Canadian war efforts, but to forging multiple understandings of intellectualism, academia, and community within an evolving Canadian nation.

Contributing to the social, intellectual, and academic history of universities, the collection provides rich approaches to integral issues at the intersection of higher education and wartime, including academic freedom, gender, peace and activism on campus, and the challenges of ethnic diversity. The contributors place the historical university in several contexts, not the least of which is the university’s substantial power to construct and transform intellectual discourse and promote efforts for change both on- and off-campus.

With its diverse research methodologies and its strong thematic structure, Cultures, Communities, and Conflict provides an energetic basis for new understandings of universities as historical partners in Canadian community and state formation.

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  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Illustrations: 10
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.2in x 9.3in
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With its diverse research methodologies and its strong thematic structure, Cultures, Communities, and Conflict provides an energetic basis for new understandings of universities as historical partners in Canadian community and state formation.

Cultures, Communities, and Conflict: Histories of Canadian Universities and War

Edited by Paul Stortz and E. Lisa Panayotidis

© 2012

Cultures, Communities, and Conflict offers provocative, cutting-edge perspectives on the history of English-Canadian universities and war in the twentieth century. The contributors explore how universities contributed not only to Canadian war efforts, but to forging multiple understandings of intellectualism, academia, and community within an evolving Canadian nation.

Contributing to the social, intellectual, and academic history of universities, the collection provides rich approaches to integral issues at the intersection of higher education and wartime, including academic freedom, gender, peace and activism on campus, and the challenges of ethnic diversity. The contributors place the historical university in several contexts, not the least of which is the university’s substantial power to construct and transform intellectual discourse and promote efforts for change both on- and off-campus.

With its diverse research methodologies and its strong thematic structure, Cultures, Communities, and Conflict provides an energetic basis for new understandings of universities as historical partners in Canadian community and state formation.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Illustrations: 10
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.2in x 9.3in
  • Author Information

    Paul Stortz is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Calgary.



    E. Lisa Panayotidis is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary.

  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction: History of Canadian Universities and War
    Paul Stortz (University of Calgary) and E. Lisa Panayotidis (University of Calgary)

    Educating for War and Peace at Acadia University: The Great War Generation
    Barry M. Moody (Acadia University)

    An Acute Yet Brief Bout of “Returned-soldier-itis”: The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry after The First World War
    Mark Kuhlberg (Laurentian University)

    “We Must Not Neglect Our Duty”: Enlisting Women Undergraduates for the Red Cross during the Great War
    Linda J. Quiney (University of British Columbia)

    Dancing into Education: The First World War and the Roots of Change in Women’s Higher Education
    Sara Z. Burke (Laurentian University)

    Manly Heroes: The University of Saskatchewan and the First World War
    James M. Pitsula (University of Regina)

    “A Stern Matron Who Stands Beside The Chair In Every Council Of War Or Industry”: The First World War and the Development of Scientific Research at Canadian Universities
    James Hull (University of British Columbia)

    Canadian University Scientists and Military Technology: The Challenge of Total War, 1939-1945
    Donald Howard Avery (University of Western Ontario)

    Academic Freedom In Wartime: The Canadian Experience in The Twentieth Century
    Michiel Horn (York University)

    Refugee Professors at the University of Toronto during the Second World War
    Paul Stortz (University of Calgary)

    Universities, Students, and the Conduct of War in Canada and Britain: A Comparative Perspective
    Paul Axelrod (York University) and Charles Levi (Archives of Ontario)

    War and the Concept of Generation: The International Teach-Ins at the University of Toronto, 1965-1968
    Catherine Gidney (St. Thomas University)

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