Congratulations to Todd Webb (currently one of the editors for the CSCH’s Historical Papers), for having his book, Transatlantic Methodists: British Wesleyanism and the Formation of an Evangelical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Ontario and Quebec (MQUP, 2013), shortlisted to the Canadian Historical Association’s prestigious John A. Macdonald Book Prize! Winner to be announced in May at the CHA meeting, but it’s an impressive achievement to make it to the shortlist.
The Canadian Association for Food Studies will also be meeting as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Brock in May, 2014. Anyone interested in checking out their call for papers can see it here: http://cafs.landfood.ubc.ca/en/
The CSCH is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the 2014 Annual Meeting at Brock University is now posted! Members will be receiving an electronic version through e-mail. Please post it widely and we welcome and encourage both new and senior scholars to send in their proposals by January 31. Contact the Program Chair, Stuart Macdonald, for more information: email@example.com
Check out our new Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CanadianSocietyofChurchHistory
Thanks to Scott McLaren for his work on this!
All CSCH presenters and members are invited to join us for our annual banquet at this year’s Annual Meeting at the University of Victoria.
The dinner will be held at Bistro 28 (http://bistro28.ca/) located at 2583 Cadboro Bay Road. Bus 11 from campus goes right by the Bistro and takes about 15 minutes from the campus bookstore (bus fare is $2.50 exact change). Driving would take about 6-7 minutes, walking about 40 minutes (downhill). From downtown bus 11 leaves on Douglas Street (near Chapters bookstore) and will take 15 minutes. Driving from downtown will take 10 minutes. Walking about an hour (uphill).
For those who want to take the opportunity after the sessions and before dinner, there is an excellent BC wine shop next door with well-informed staff. Also one of the best beaches in the area (Willows) is a ten minute walk from the corner of Cadboro Bay and Estevan (the location of the small plaza where Bistro 28 is situated). One simply walks straight down Estevan (which also has an interesting array of small shops at one point on the way) to the ocean.
We will have the entire restaurant to ourselves (which only seats a max of about 30) and the 3 course menu designed by the chef is $40/person. This includes tax and tip, but not drinks with tax and tip.
1st Tomato & fennel soup with basil pesto or Marinated beet salad, saanich greens, manchego, orange honey vinaigrette
2nd Butternut squash risotto with toasted hazelnuts or Spaghetti & meatballs or Grilled apple brined pork loin chop with creamed corn & potato salad
3rd Dark chocolate torte raspberry compote, vanilla cream
If possible, it would be very helpful to know of any allergy or dietary concerns prior to the dinner.
Please reserve your spot as soon as possible with Mark McGowan (firstname.lastname@example.org); he will collect the $40 from you at the conference; exact change would be greatly appreciated.