Dr. Norman Knowles

Professor of History; Director of Research; Dean, Arts & Sciences

Phone: ( 403) 254-3718
Email: Norman.Knowles@stmu.ca
Office: A323
PhD History, York University, Toronto
MA History, Queen’s University, Kingston
BA (Honours) History/Political Science, Huron College, University of Western Ontario, London

Specialization/research interests: 19th and 20th century North American social, cultural and religious history; religion and the working class in Canada and religion in Alberta

Books

  • Raymond Blake, Jeffrey Keshen, Norman Knowles and Barbara Messamore, Narrating a Nation: Canadian History to Confederation. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2010.
  • Raymond Blake, Jeffrey Keshen, Norman Knowles and Barbara Messamore, Narrating a Nation: Canadian History Post-Confederation. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2010.

Chapters in Books

  • “’As Christ the Carpenter’: Work Camp Missions and the Construction of Christian Manhood in late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Canada” in Peter Gossage and Robert Rutherdale, eds. The History of Masculinities in Canada. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014.
  • “’O valiant hearts who to your glory came’: Protestant Responses to Alberta’s Great War” in Adriana Davies and Jeffrey Keshen, ed. On the Frontier of Patriotism: Alberta and the First World War. University of Calgary Press, 2014.
  • The Evangelical World of Henry Bird Steinhauer.” Introductory chapter to Isaac Mabindisa The Praying Man: The Life and Times of Henry Bird Steinhauer. University of Athabasca Press, 2013.

Journal Essays

  • ’The Pest:’ James Settee, Christianity and Cree Spirituality in Mid Nineteenth Century Rupert’s Land.” Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Society of Church History, Historical Papers (2014).
  • Betwixt and Between: The Liminal Life of Henry Bird Steinhauer.” Canadian Society of Church History, Historical Papers (2012).

Conference Papers

  • ’Leaven in the World’: Alberta’s Protestant Churches, Reform and the Great War,” Great War Conference, Museum of the Regiments and the University of Calgary, Calgary, 25 September 2014.
  • ’The Pest:’ James Settee, Christianity and Cree Spirituality in Mid Nineteenth Century Rupert’s Land.” Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Society of Church History, Brock University, June 2014.
  • Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era: A Canadian Perspective.“ Annual Meeting of the Pacific North West Conference, American Academy of Religion, University of Calgary, 9 May 2014.