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