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Laurier Archives Travel Award -- Deadline approaching

The application deadline for the Laurier Archives Travel Award, which supports travel to Wilfrid Laurier University to conduct research in the Archives,  is December 1, 2017.

If you are interested in applying and have questions about the award or about our collections, please contact the Laurier Archives. Note: Applications are adjudicated by an independent committee, so your conversations with us won't impact the decision process.


Past Place newsletter 2017


I am pleased to refer you to the 2017 Past Place newsletter of the AAG Historical Geography Specialty Group, which was edited by Kirsten Greer (Chair of the Historical Geography Specialty Group) & Margôt Maddison-MacFadyen. It is definitely worth the read.


Best wishes,


Book Announcement: Newspaper City


I am pleased to pass on the announcement that Phillip Mackintosh's book _Newspaper City: Toronto's Street Surfaces and the Liberal Press, 1860-1935_ was published this year by the University of Toronto Press. You can find more information at 


Please contact him directly with any questions/thoughts you may have about his book at:

Book Announcement: A History of Camping

HEADING OUT: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN CAMPING was published during summer 2017 by Cornell University Press.  It focuses on why Americans have camped as a form of recreation since 1869.  It does so by exploring the connections between pilgrimage, modernity, and material culture.

Here is a link to the website:

I am happy to answer queries at

Terry Young