Past Events: 2009-2007

December 7, 2009 – Caesarean Sections in Canada: 1945-1970, by Sally Mennill, PhD candidate UBC Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies. Harbour Centre SFU downtown campus.

November 10, 2009 – The Art of Artemisia Gentileschi, an illustrated talk by Dr. Efrat El-Hanany, Art Historian, Capilano University. Co-sponsored by the Italian Cultural Centre and il Museo.

October 14, 2009 – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL EVENT: Helena Gutteridge, Vancouver’s First “Alderman,” an illustrated talk by historian and author Irene Howard. Readings by Katherine Howard and Nicholas Howard. Council Chambers of Vancouver City Hall. Co-sponsored by Councillor Ellen Woodsworth and the Women’s Advisory Committee and SFU Dept of Women’s Studies.

September 10, 2009 – A Passion for Mountains: the Life Story of Phyllis Munday, an illustrated talk by historian, author and archivist Kathryn Bridge. Co-sponsored by the City of Vancouver Archives and the Women’s History Network of British Columbia. At the City of Vancouver Archives.

August 9, 2009 – A field trip to Burnaby Village Museum with a guided tour by historian Lynda Maeve Orr.

July 11, 2009 – Herstory Cafe’s 2nd Annual picnic. Women, History and Words at Camp Vivian. The group shares their favorite women’s history book. Lumbermen’s Arch/Whoi Whoi in Stanley Park.

June 27, 2009 – Skeletons in the Closet: The Eternally Wounded Woman: Women, Exercise and Doctors in the Late Nineteenth Century a talk and slide presentation by Dr Patricia Vertinsky, UBC Human Kinetics professor and Sports Historian. With co sponsors the Museum of Vancouver.

May 15, 2009 – Good Wives and Wise Mothers: Japanese Picture Brides in Early Twentieth-Century British Columbia, an illustrated talk by Dr. Michiko Midge Ayukawa with co-sponsors, the Japanese Canadian National Museum. National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, Burnaby.

April 22, 2009 – Representing a Culture of Violence: American Discourse of Violence Against Women in Northern Mexico, 1910-2007, a talk by Kendra Gill, SFU. Rhizome Cafe.

March 25, 2009 -“Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves”, or Not: Aunts and Caregiving in Canada, a talk by Veronica Strong-Boag, historian, UBC professor and author. Sylvia Hotel.

February 25, 2009 – Black Communities in British Columbia, 1858-2008. A talk and SFU Teck Gallery photo exhibition by Dr. Afua Cooper, Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair, Dept of Women’s Studies, Simon Fraser University with co sponsors the SFU Gallery. SFU Harbour Centre campus.

January 21, 2009 – The Life and Work of Mattie Gunterman, Photographer. An illustrated talk by Vancouver photographer Henri Robideau, author of “Flapjacks and Photographs, a History of Camp Cook and Photographer Mattie Gunterman.” Vancouver Public Library, Central. Co-sponsor VPL Special Collections.

December 7, 2008 – WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution field trip. Exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

November 19, 2008 – Vancouver’s Olga Park: Another Kind of Pioneering Spirit, an illustrated talk by Susan McCaslin, poet and educator. Rhizome Cafe.

October 26, 2008 – WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH SPECIAL EVENT: The Forgotten Women of Stanley Park, an illustrated talk by historian, educator and author Jean Barman. Co-sponsored by The Stanley Park Ecology Society and SFU’s Women’s Studies Department. Stanley Park Dining Pavilion.

September 24, 2008 – Show & Tell your own BC woman’s history. Co-sponsored by the Women’s History Network of British Columbia. Rhizome Cafe.

August 29, 2008 – Burlesque History. The Burlesque Venue: the changing locations of burlesque performances, an illustrated talk with Mary Shearman, SFU. Rhizome Cafe.

July 13, 2008 – The Old Hastings Mill Store Museum tour and summer picnic. By The Native Daughters of British Columbia.

June 11, 2008 – Sisters of Heaven, China’s Barnstorming Aviatrixes: Modernity, Feminism, and Popular Imagination in Asia and the West, with author and aviation history scholar Patti Gully. Railway Club.

May 21, 2008 – Hilda’s Story: Discovering a Grandmother I Never Knew with author and historian Lisa Smedman. Railway Club.

April 30, 2008, – No Laughing Matter, Adventures, Activism & Politics with Margaret Mitchell, social activist and former NDP MP for Vancouver East (1979-1993). Rhizome Cafe.

March 31, 2008, – One Hundred Years of Anne: Lucy Maud Montgomery by Carole Gerson, SFU English professor and author. Sylvia Hotel.

February 1, 2008, – The Guerrilla Girls, Masked Avengers Fighting Sexism and Racism in the Art World.” with art historian Barbara Tyner. Rhizome Cafe.

January 8, 2008, – Ladies and Escorts: Gender Segregation and Public Policy in BC Beer Parlours, by Robert A. Campbell, Capilano College. Rhizome Cafe.

December 2, 2007, – Private collection tour by Fashion Historian Ivan Sayers.

November 18, 2007, – La Belle Époque, Women’s Fashions 1890-1914 exhibition tour at the Vancouver Museum.

October 24, 2007, – Visualizing Nursing in B.C., Issues Involved in Selecting Images for a Photographic History with Dr. Linda Quiney, UBC. Rhizome Cafe.

September 25, 2007, – The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), Years of Women’s Peace Activism by Ellen Woodsworth, Canadian President of WILPF. Sylvia Hotel.

August 26, 2007, – Brockton Point’s Forgotten Women: A Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour by Jolene Cumming, historical interpreter. Stanley Park.

July 31, 2007, – ‘Freak Weddings’ and (trans)Sexual Politics: lessons from history by Elise Chenier, associate professor SFU. Rhizome Cafe.

June 19, 2007, – Illusion and Realism in the French fashion and women’s press, 1919 -1939 by Mary Lynn Stewart, professor SFU. Rhizome Cafe.

May 22, 2007, – “They Followed Their Men into Canadian Exile”: American Women in Canada During the Vietnam War Era, by Robin Folvik, SFU. Railway Club.

April 24, 2007, – Picturing Women: Researching Women in Historical Photographs, by Diane Rogers, BC Genealogical Society & Women’s History Network of BC. Railway Club.

March 13, 2007, – The Widow’s Curse: Irish-Newfoundland Women and Conflict Management on the Southern Avalon, by Willeen Keough, SFU history professor. Rhizome Cafe.