Mélanie Méthot, 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 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. See:

Research Website: http://aug.ualberta.ca/bigamyresearch

Blog:   http://aug.ualberta.ca/Melanietalksbigamy.  

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

Here are selected publications:

Mélanie Méthot. 2023. 'Smart, Alexander (1857–1911)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/smart-alexander-33353/text41661.

Mélanie Méthot. 2023. "A Cause Célèbre: Marriage, Quebec Law, and the Delpit Affair of 1901."  in L Chambers and J Sangster, eds., Essays in the History of Canadian Law, Vol XII (Toronto: Osgoode).

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.


Courses

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.


AUHIS 401A - Directed Reading I

Intensive study of a specific area of history as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing and consent of the instructor. Note: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course.


AUHIS 401B - Directed Reading I

Intensive study of a specific area of history as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing and consent of the instructor. Note: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course.


AUHIS 460 - 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.


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.


AUIDS 201 - Collaborative Learning

The course will introduce students to ways of working collaboratively to complete a group project. Students will examine a topic from a single disciplinary perspective. Prerequisite: AUIDS 101.


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