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

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442664470
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

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


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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