The Rural Issues Workshop runs Fall 2018 to Winter 2019 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on scheduled Thursdays.

Our theme is rural issues from distinct thematic,
theoretical, temporal, geographic, and disciplinary perspectives.

 

Rather than give a traditional 45-minute talk followed by a Q and A, we ask that presenters circulate a paper of up to 10,000 words ten days before their workshop. Workshop attendees will have access to the papers through this website

The workshop is hosted at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, and will (ordianrily) take place in the Forestry and Geology building, Room 202 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm

After the workshop, a light dinner will be served in the second floor of the UNB Grad House.

(Email dtubb@unb.ca for username and password to access paper.)

 
 
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Winter 2019

Thu, Jan 31, 2019 (Change of location: Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 201 @ 4:00 to 5:30 PM)
Susan Machum
Dean of Social Sciences, Saint Thomas University
“Rural Economic Development in the 21st Century: Lessons from the 19th Century Life and Times of James A. Whelpley”

Thu, Feb 14, 2019
Neha Gupta, Ramona Nicholas, and Sue Blair
Anthropology, UNB
“Why Digital Archaeology needs Post-colonial and Indigenous Perspectives”

Thu, Feb 28, 2019 (Change of location: Brian Mulroney Hall, Room 201 @ 4:00 to 5:30 PM)
Melanie Wiber, Anthropology, University of New Brunswick
co-author Donna Curtis Maillet, New Brunswick Institute for Research, Data and Training
co-author Allain Barnett, Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University
“Contributions of Ethnography of Science to Judicial Assessment of Environmental Expert Testimony: Case Study from Risk Assessment in the Marine Environment”

Thu, Mar 14, 2019
Claudia Mosquera Rosero-Labbé
Social Work, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá
“In conversation about the peasantry, the agrarian question, and the peace accords in Colombia.”

Thursday, April 11, 2019, (Forestry, Rm 202)
David Hofmann
Sociology, UNB
“Right-Wing Extremism in Atlantic Canada.” (This paper is not avaialble online.)

Fall 2018 Schedule

Thu, Sep 13, 2018
Susan O’Donnell (Sociology UNB), Tracy Glynn (Interdisciplinary Studies UNB) & David Perley (Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre UNB)
“Rural Action and Voices for the Environment (RAVEN): Alternative Digital Media in New Brunswick

Mon, Sep 24, 2018
Kathleen (Kathy) E. Halvorsen
Professor of Natural Resource Policy, Michigan Technological University
“Birds and Bioenergy: Tradeoffs within a Cross-National Americas Context”

Thu, Oct 4, 2018
Andrea Bombak
Sociology, UNB & School of Health Sciences, Central Michigan University (CMU)
Co-author with Taylor Colotti (School of Health Sciences, CMU), Dolapo Raji (School of Health Sciences, CMU), and Natalie Riediger (Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba)

“Fizzy Foibles: Experiences with and attitudes toward sugar-sweetened beverages in rural Michigan.”

Thu, Oct 18, 2018
Colin Grittner
History, UNB
“Independence, Contribution, and Industry: The Electoral Franchise in Colonial Nova Scotia”

Thu, Nov 1, 2018
Marieka Sax
Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium, University of Northern British Columbia (via videolink)
“The Open Veins of British Columbia: Liquefied natural gas development from the perspective of Latin American extractivism”

Thu, Nov 22, 2018
Ajay Parasram
International Development Studies and History, Dalhousie University
“When Galaxies Collide: South Asian and European Sovereign Encounters in 19th century Uphill Sri Lanka”

Thu, Dec 6, 2018
Sasha Mullally
History, UNB
“Medicine in the Muskeg Metropolis: Doctors and Practices in a Canadian Resource Town, 1960-1975”