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An argument for regional energy pricing in Ontario

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[Reposted from Troy Media] By David Zylberberg PhD Candidate in Environmental History York University TORONTO, ON, Sept. 16, 2011/Troy Media/ Industry needs energy, historically cheap energy. In fact, during the Industrial Revolution? of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, manufacturing became concentrated around the coalfields of northern England and southern Belgium, where energy cost between a fifth and a… Read more »

What Can “Oral History” Teach Us?

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By Steven High, Canada Research Chair in Public History shigh[at]alcor.concordia.ca Abstract Paper Endnotes Abstract What if the study of the Canadian past was understood as an interdisciplinary field? This paper offers “oral history” as an example of an interdisciplinary craft that has made such a transition. Paper When Ruth Sandwell approached me to be on a 2010 Canadian Historical Association… Read more »

2010 G8/G20 Summit: Upcoming Actions and Events

The G8 and G20 Summits are fast approaching.  G8 leaders will be meeting in Huntsville, Ontario at Deerhurst Resort on June 25, 2010; the G20 will be meeting in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on June 26 and 27. At a cursory glance, the G8, or Group of Eight, extends back to the 1973 oil crisis; originally called… Read more »

Narratives of Colonization, Decolonization and Recolonization in Papua

By David Webster, Assistant Professor of International Studies, University of Regina david.webster@uregina.ca Abstract Introduction The Indonesian state’s narrative The Papuan nationalist narrative The clash of narratives and the need for dialogue Image Gallery Resources Endnotes Abstract After the resolution of the Aceh dispute and the independence of East Timor, Indonesia’s most serious conflict is in Papua (formerly Irian Jaya). One… Read more »