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Brock students celebrate Black History in Niagara

By Elizabeth Vlossak, Associate Professor of History On Sunday, Feb. 9th, more than thirty Brock students, staff and faculty members of the Seedling for Change in History Brock Collective (SCH) enjoyed an academic community engagement field trip to the R. … Continue reading

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Bringing the ancient world to life in CLAS1P92

Ancient history may have a reputation for being dry, but one Brock University professor has found a way to show it is anything but. Katharine von Stackelberg, an associate professor in the Department of Classics, noticed the difficulty students sometimes … Continue reading

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Guest lecturer talks history of Labatt’s Brewing

Author and scholar Matthew Bellamy chats with third-year History student Cody Smith while autographing a copy of his book Thursday, Nov. 21. Bellamy, an Associate Professor of History at Carleton University, was at Brock to talk about the history of … Continue reading

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Día de los Muertos celebrations in Niagara

Brock students and Niagara community members are coming together to celebrate Día de los Muertos this year. Here, third-year history student Nathan Harch (left) and Fonthill resident Duncan McNaughton (right), a participant in Associate Professor of History Maria del Carmen Suescun … Continue reading

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Community gardening and the Second World War

By Goran Irandost HIST4P50 #BrockHistoricalGardens  Goran and Kaylin will be providing free tours of their historical gardens on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 4:15 to 5 pm. Come by and learn more about their plants and gardening process and taste some … Continue reading

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Experiencing a community garden

By Kaylin Currie HIST4P50 #BrockHistoricalGardens Goran and Kaylin will be providing free tours of their historical gardens on Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 4:15 to 5 pm. Come by and learn more about their plants and gardening process and taste some … Continue reading

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Public tours to be held at excavation site of historic Shickluna Shipyard

Instructor Kimberly Monk, Adjunct Professor with Brock’s Department of History, shows student Braeden Corr, left, a digital map of the Shickluna shipyard site, where archaeological excavation began July 18. The public is invited to tour the site and meet the … Continue reading

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Planting a Historical Garden

By Kaylin Currie HIST4P50 #BrockHistoricalGardens For my garden research project, I have decided to grow a medieval monastic garden. It is based on the ones that Christian monks would grow during the medieval period in Europe. Since the monks would … Continue reading

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Replicating a WW2 Victory Garden

By Goran Irandost Hist4p50 #BrockHistoricalGardens  For my historical garden I am attempting to replicate one of the many so-called ‘Victory Gardens’ that were grown in the northern parts of the United States during the Second World War. The United States … Continue reading

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Students growing, researching historic gardens

  Welcome to #BrockHistoricalGardens! What roles have gardens played across time and cultures? What can gardens tell us about the past and about the societies that tended them? This summer, two Brock University History students, Kaylin and Goran, will be … Continue reading

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