Current IssuePrintempts 2016

ARTICLES

ISABELLE CHARRON

La précieuse « boëte » de Marie-Josèphe. Trajectoire d’une boîte, écrin d’une vie

Résumé: En 1790, à Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, petit village niché entre la montagne et le fleuve Saint-Laurent, une femme colle une note manuscrite à l’intérieur d’une boîte. Craignant de se la faire voler, elle menace quiconque la lui prendra d’être durement puni. Pourquoi ? Dans cet article, il sera question des origines possibles, de la provenance et du contexte d’acquisition de cette boîte par l’ethnologue Marius Barbeau en 1930. Les étapes fondamentales de l’existence de cette femme seront également abordées, révélant ainsi certains aspects de l’histoire sociale et culturelle des régions de Charlevoix et de la Côte de Beaupré au Québec, à la fin du XVIIIe siècle. Ici deux histoires s’enchevêtrent : celle d’un objet, d’origine ou d’influence mi’kmaq, et celle d’une habitante et de son cadre de vie.

J. I. LITTLE

Harnessing (and Yoking) Ox Power in Canada: A Historical Overview

Résumé: This article demonstrates that the use of oxen continued past the pioneer era in Canada, not only in the more marginal agricultural areas but also on the western Prairies and in the forest industry. It also shows that the iconic hand-crafted neck yoke was not the only means used to exploit ox power, as leather harnesses were used on the prairies, commercially- produced neck yokes in British Columbia, and the distinctive head yoke in Nova Scotia.

ELIZABETH DEANS ROMARIZ

Mobility and Memory: British Architects and Their Tools, ca. 1700- 1780

Résumé: Objects such as tools play an essential role in the history of architecture, yet little scholarly attention has been paid to how they inform the history of the profession. Britain’s object-based culture after the Restoration is particularly revelatory. Both professional and amateur architectural practice shifted away from the gentry as increased accessibility to resources encouraged avocation. This essay looks at objects that testify to a culture of architectural practice beyond professionals and gentlemen, as tools and materials to facilitate drawing became more affordable and portable.

 

Essai de compte rendu d’exposition

 

YARA SAEGH AND ANNE BISSONNETTE

Fit for a Sultan: An Investigation of an Ottoman Cairene Carpet in the Collection of the Nickle Galleries

 

Comptes rendu de livres

 

YARA SAEGH AND ANNE BISSONNETTE

Fit for a Sultan: An Investigation of an Ottoman Cairene Carpet in the Collection of the Nickle Galleries

 

GREG DAVIES

Review of Langford, Martha, ed. 2017. Narratives Unfolding: National Art Histories in an Unfinished World. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Pres

ADRIAN MORRISON

Review of Maudlin, Daniel and Bernard L. Herman (eds). 2016. Building the British Atlantic World: Spaces, Places and Material Culture, 1600-1850. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

SARAH NICHOLSON

Review of Campbell, Claire Elizabeth, ed. 2011. A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011. Calgary: University of Calgary Press

DAVID P. STEPHENS

Review of Twitchell, James B. 2014. Winnebago Nation: The RV in American Culture. New York: Columbia University Press.