New book by Michael Boudreau: City of Order: Crime and Society in Halifax, 1918-35

UBC Press has just released City of Order: Crime and Society in Halifax, 1918-35 by Michael Boudreau, associate professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at St. Thomas University in Fredericton.

The Study of Religion in Atlantic Canada: Diverse Disciplines, Theories, Methods, and Contexts

Saint Mary's University will host a workshop titled "The Study of Religion in Atlantic Canada: Diverse Disciplines, Theories, Methods, and Contexts," 23-24 May 2012, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The workshop will feature Dr. Alexander Soucy, Religious Studies, Saint Mary’s University, as keynote speaker, and research presentations by graduate students from the region. See the workshop poster for details.

Ireland and Empire: Seafaring, Slavery and Salvation in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

Saint Mary's University will host the "Ireland and Empire: Seafaring, Slavery and Salvation in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World" conference, 7-9 June 2012.

Keynote speakers:

  • Nini Rodgers, Senior Research Fellow, School of History and Anthropology, Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Angela McCarthy, Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand

Visit the Gorsebrook Research Institute website for the conference program and registration information.

Third annual Places of Worship Symposium, 12 May 2012

The third annual Places of Worship Symposium takes place on Saturday, 12 May 2012, 10 am to 4:30 pm at the Atlantic School of Theology Chapel Building, 634 Francklyn St., Halifax, with informative presentations on the conservation of places of worship.

Registration is $60 per person and includes lunch and refreshment breaks. A combined price of $110 includes the Symposium and Heritage Trust Annual Gala Dinner.

Book launch: The Intrigues of Archbishop John T. McNally and the Rise of Saint Mary's University

The launch of Peter McGuigan's new book, The Intrigues of Archbishop John T. McNally and the Rise of Saint Mary's University, will be held Thursday, May 3, from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Unilever Lounge of the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University.

Copies of the book will be available for sale at the launch. Wine and cheese will be served.