2013 Annual Meeting

Canadian Society of Church History

Preliminary Program 2013, University of Victoria

Monday June 3

8:30 Welcome from the President.  Announcements.

8:45-10:30 Session 1  Intersections and Edges in Post-War Canadian Religion History

Betsy Anderson (Emmanuel College), “The ‘Story of Howland House’”

Bruce Douville (Algoma University), “’The only Cultural entity that ever came to Rochdale….and came out ahead:’ The Jesus People Commune at Rochdale College in Toronto, 1971-1974.”

Brian Froese (Canadian Mennonite University), “Albertan Oil, Vietnam Christmas:  American Revivalism on the Canadian Prairies, 1962-1981”

Chair:  Robynne Healey (Trinity Western University)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-Noon First Business Meeting

Noon-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Session 2  The Intersection of Religion and Education in Upper Canada

Patricia Kmiec (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), “The Canadian Sunday School Union and Lay Responses to Religious Education in Upper Canada”

Scott McLaren (York University), “Anti-British in Every Sense of the Word?  American Books and the Growth of Common, Public, and Sunday School Libraries in Upper Canada, 1827-1857”


2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:15  Session 3  Edges  and Intersections in 19th Century Methodism and Congregationalism

Hannah Lane (Mount Allison University), “Congregationalism in Eastern Maine and Southern New Brunswick, 1831-1881”

Patricia Janzen Loewen (Providence University College), “Band of Brothers:  The Ryerson Riders and the Formation of Methodist Family Compact”

Chair:  Marguerite Van Die (Queen’s University)


Tuesday June 4

9:00-10:30 Session 4   Moving the Edges of Race and Gender in Religious Communities

Renee Soulodre-La France(King’s University College, Western University) , “Brothers (and Sisters) in Faith:  Black Brotherhoods in Colonial Colombia”

Caryn Douglas (United Church of Canada), “Feministization Among United Church Deaconesses.”

Danae Yankoski (American Society of Church History), “A New Way to Be a Woman:  Christina Rossetti’s Retrieval of Pre-Formation Catholic Models of Virgin Mothers and Female Saints”

Chair: Norman Knowles (St. Mary’s University College)

10:30-10:45  Break

10:45-11:45 Presidential Address

Mark G McGowan (St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto)

“Balloon Floating and Other Adventures with Clio”: John Sargent Moir and the Writing of Canadian Religious History

11:45-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Session 5 Institutional Edges and Intersections

Stuart Barnard (University of Calgary), “The Bible Society in Canada”

Marilyn Fardig Whiteley (Guelph, Ontario), “Prairie College, Rapid City, Manitoba:  The Failed Dream of John Crawford”


2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:00 Second Business Meeting

Annual CSCH Banquet

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