Mélanie Methot, PhD University of Calgary, MA Université de Moncton, BA McGill University, DEC CEGEP de Ste-Foy

Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences

Contact

Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences
Email
mmethot@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 679-1518
Address
FL-2-336 AG10 Faith & Life Centre
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3

Overview

About


Courses taught:

AUIDS100: The World in Progress: Inquiry in the Social Sciences

AUHIS190: Research Skills and Tools

AUHIS260: History of Canada: Pre-Confederation

AUHIS 261: History of Canada: Post-Confederation

AUHIS271: Canadian Women's History

AUHIS366: History of the Canadian West

AUHIS372: Quebec History

AUHIS460: Women and Law

AUHIS467: Collaborative Research Seminar in Canadian Criminal Law

AUHIS480: Historiography



Research

I have published on the turn of the 20th century social reform movements in Montreal and Winnipeg. My new research lies within the scope of legal history. I am completing a monograph on the bigamy case of Julie Morin tentatively titled: "Bigame malgré elle: Julie Russell perd son héritage." I am also working on a project dealing with the administration of justice in Alberta in the first part of the twentieth century, specifically looking at how police magistrates dispensed justice.

I have received a SSHRC grant in 2020 for my research project: Marrying too Much: Bigamy in Australia.

I also have an interest in the scholarship of Teaching and Learning. 


Here are selected publications:


Lyndsay Campbell, Ted McCoy and Mélanie Méthot: Canada's Legal Pasts: Looking Forward, Looking Back.  https://press.ucalgary.ca/books/9781773851167/

Mélanie Méthot. 2019. “Female Bigamists: Their Particular Position in the Canadian Courts

and Media.” Women’s History Review, 28 (4) 532-551. DOI: 10.1080/09612025.2018.1471786

Mélanie Méthot. “Finding the Ordinary in the Extraordinary: Marriage Norms and Bigamy in Canada” in J. Moses, ed., Marriage, Law and Modernity: Global Histories (London: Bloomsbury, 2017). 

Mélanie Méthot. “The Fort Saskatchewan Prison Ledger 1914-1919: Portraits of Vagrants”

 Prairie Forum, 39.1, 2016, p.27-43.

Mélanie Méthot. “Le mariage, c’est l’affaire de l’Église : pouvoir d’État et bigamie”

Canadian Journal of Law and Society, 31.2, 2016, p.1-21.

Mélanie Méthot. “Revoir Emily Murphy: Première magistrate de police de tout l’Empire

britannique” Journal of Canadian Studies, 50.1, Winter 2016, p.150-178

Mélanie Méthot. “Bigamy in the Northern Alberta Judicial District, 1880-1969. A Socially

 Constructed Crime that Failed to Impose Gender Barriers.” Journal of Family History, Vol. 31 No.3, July 2006, p.257-266.

Mélanie Méthot. "H.B. Ames, Political Reformer and Enforcer", Urban History Review, Vol.31, No.2, Spring 2003, p. 19‑31.


Announcements

ACURIT: Augustana Conference on Undergraduate Research and Innovative Teaching, date TBA. See link for last one: https://www.ualberta.ca/augustana/research/acurit


Courses

AUHIS 260 - An Introduction to the Study of Canadian History to 1867

Canada's political, social and economic development from life before European Contact to Confederation. Lectures, assigned readings, films and discussions will provide factual background on Canadian history and stimulate critical thinking.

Fall Term 2020 Fall Term 2021
AUHIS 261 - An Introduction to the Study of Canadian History, 1867 to the Present

Political, social, economic and cultural questions of Canada since 1867. Taking a thematic approach, lectures, assigned readings, films and discussions will provide factual background on Canadian history and stimulate critical thinking.

Winter Term 2021
AUHIS 271 - The History of Women in Canadian Society

History of Canadian women from the seventeenth century to the present, looking at how Canadian women were affected by, and how they contributed to, changes in Canadian society.

Winter Term 2022
AUHIS 360 - Selected Topics in Canadian History

Seminar course which deals with selected topics in Canadian history. Topics vary from year to year. They are announced before registration. Subjects are selected from, but not limited to, politics, labour, education, ideas, family, the legal system, regional issues, ethnicity.

Fall Term 2020
AUIDS 100 - The World in Progress: Inquiry in the Social Sciences

This course introduces students to inquiry in the social sciences, while enabling them to develop their core academic skills. This course is not an in-depth introduction to the various disciplinary fields within the social sciences, but rather a transdisciplinary introduction to the social sciences as a whole within the context of the liberal arts.

Winter Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
AUIDS 101 - Topics in Liberal Studies

Selected topics that highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the Liberal Arts and Sciences. This seminar-style class is a key aspect of the Augustana First Year Experience. The focus and content of each course are determined by faculty interests, and vary from year to year.

Fall Term 2021
AUSSC 400A - Selected Topics in Social Sciences

Selected topics in the study of Social Sciences. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

Fall Term 2020 Fall Term 2021
AUSSC 400B - Selected Topics in Social Sciences

Selected topics in the study of Social Sciences. Content may vary from course to course. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Prerequisite: Varies according to topic.

Winter Term 2021 Winter Term 2022

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Publications

Female bigamists: their particular position in the Canadian courts and media
Author(s): Mélanie Méthot
Publication: Women's History Review
External Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/4qSjPcBUPc7pJDSQAss4/full?target=10.1080/09612025.2018.1471786