A little audio plug for HIST 3CH3 (Catastrophic History), a new course on offer at McMaster University in January 2017. I’m excited about this new venture—and imagining new conduits for student discovery throughout the course. For McMaster students: there are still some spots available.
For a video promo, advertising new online courses offered in the History Department at McMaster University, I referred to my own class, HIST 2EE3: Science and Technology in World History, as “Grand Central Station.”
Below, a brief reflection on what I meant and a brief pitch for the course, which remains the flagship for my offerings at the intersections of the histories of science, technology, and environment at McMaster University.
On March 14, retired professional cyclist Michael Barry visited McMaster University to talk about the essence of professional cycling. Barring the “ums” that proliferate in my introduction, this was a fascinating interview. Enjoy.
A week after the Bike Snob’s visit, Frank Strack of velominati.com visited Hamilton from Seattle to serve as the second guest in our series. Strack’s talk concentrated on the heritage and aesthetics of road cycling, and conversation in the Q&A turned to women and cycling.
The McMaster Rolling Seminar: La Vie Vélo got underway in September, and who better to start a series of conversations and talks about bicycles than the Bike Snob, whose blog is must-reading for those interested in reading the pulse of the contemporary cycling world. Much belatedly, here is his visit to McMaster.