Kristin Hall

Academic Interests:

Twentieth century Canadian social and cultural history, gender and women’s history, the Canadian periodical industry, communications, and nationalism

Current Research:

Under the supervision of Dr. Wendy Mitchinson at the University of Waterloo, my dissertation will be an examination of the establishment of Maclean’s magazine at the turn of the century and the ways in which notions of masculine Canadian nationalism pervaded the magazine’s content and business practices until the 1950s.

Academic Publications:

Hall, Kristin.   “Bibliography of Canadian Educational History.” Historical Studies in Education 20, no.1 (2008): 163-169.

Ambrose, Linda and Kristin Hall.   “A New Woman in Print and in Practice: The       Canadian Literary Career of Madge Robertson Watt, 1890-1907.” History of  Intellectual Culture 7, no.2 (2007): 1-19.

Academic Presentations:

“Prescriptions for Modern Domesticity: Advertising Lysol to North American Women during the Interwar Years.” Paper presented at the Colloque femmes, culture et pouvoir: Relecture de l’histoire au feminine, Université de Sherbrooke, 20-22 May 2009.

“Education for Womanhood; Teaching North American Women how to be Successful Wives and Mothers using the Lysol Health Library during the Interwar Years.” Paper presented at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Canadian History of Education Association, Laurentian University, 23-26 October 2008.

With Linda Ambrose.   “Editing and Writing, Reading and Reviewing: The Canadian Literary Career of Madge Robertson Watt.” Paper presented at the Women Writing and Reading: Past and Present, Local and Global Conference, University of Alberta, 4-6 May 2007.

“The Facts About Feminine Hygiene: Selling Lysol as a Feminine Hygiene Product during the Interwar Years,” Paper presented at the History Across the Disciplines: Region, Nation, and Empire Through the Ages Conference, Dalhousie University, 9-11 March 2007.