What rhymes with Ottawa?

Preliminary program for the SMH 2016 conference in Ottawa is up here.

There aren’t that many EMEMH panels, but there’s at least one of note. There are also, as usual, several panels on 17C-18C America, a few on Native Americans and other indigenes, a sprinkling of Ancients, and a few on environment/topography. None on medieval or Napoleonic this year – I’ll assume the SMH often competes with the Woodstock party that is Kalamazoo.

So I’m thinking we should try to organize some informal EMEMH get-together sometime during the conference. Could be drinks, lunch or even dinner. Let us know in the comments if anyone is game, and we can try to figure something out.



7 responses to “What rhymes with Ottawa?”

  1. Erik Lund says :

    You’re welcome.

  2. jostwald says :

    Ottawa-Mufferaw? That’s cheating.
    Though I did hear “saw”, so partial credit.

  3. Erik Lund says :

    Your Honour, let the record show that we are talking about the man who rhymed “Inco,” “stinko” and “bingo” here.

  4. Elizabeth Mindel Ostwald says :

    Is that worse than Steve Miller?

    Billy Mack is a detective down in Texas
    You know he knows just exactly what the facts is
    He ain’t gonna let those two escape justice
    He makes his livin’ off of the people’s taxes

  5. Chris Tubbs says :

    I’ll be attending and would enjoy attending a get-together but I have a question. My cellphone doesn’t get phone service in the area (but can do wifi); Does anyone have recommendations on how I can stay in touch to ease meeting up?

    • jostwald says :

      Don’t tell me there’s spotty cell coverage in downtown Ottawa.
      In general, I’d suggest haunting panels where those endangered EMEMHians are likely to congregate. Kinda like staking out a watering hole.

    • jostwald says :

      Also, the SMH has a guide in the Guidebook app (SMH just sent out an email to registreeslk about it). Admittedly that still requires some cellular/wifi connection, but still, it’s an interesting app.

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