Tag Archives: history

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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Archaeological research project invites public participation

A ground-breaking research project on an abandoned plot of land will uncover an important part of St. Catharines’ past this summer, and the public is invited to participate. Archaeological excavation at the historic Shickluna Shipyard along Twelve Mile Creek will … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Brock’s oldest-ever grad to break his own record at 95

When Robin Guard earns his third Brock University degree Friday, he’ll be breaking the record for the oldest-ever graduate — again. Guard (BA ’15) initially broke the record in June 2017 when he graduated with a master’s in History at the age … Continue reading

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