Catharine Wilson

Professor College of Arts Department of History Guelph, Ontario cawilson@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53204

Bio/Research

My interest in rural history (Ontario in particular) began when I participated in the Huron County Oral History project, shifted to immigration and settlement, and now focuses on family strategies for maintaining a life on the land in the 19th and 20th centuries. My current SSHRC-funded project e...

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Bio/Research

My interest in rural history (Ontario in particular) began when I participated in the Huron County Oral History project, shifted to immigration and settlement, and now focuses on family strategies for maintaining a life on the land in the 19th and 20th centuries. My current SSHRC-funded project explores reciprocal work bees (barn raising, quilting bees, threshing bees, etc.) using Ontario farm diaries. It seeks to understand the creation, maintenance and definition of neighbourhood, its practical workings and imagined states. It deepens our understanding of, and challenges, the much romanticized "pioneer days". I am also the coordinator of the Rural History Roundtable speaker series.



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Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

Kevin Gonsalves
kgonsalves@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56982