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  • Neospirituality, Social Change and the Culture of the Post-Fordist Workplace 

    Dyer-Witheford, Anne (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-19)
    This dissertation applies a religious studies perspective to the topic of neospirituality in the iconic post-Fordist workplaces of symbolic analysts. Despite a voluminous business literature on the importance of spirituality, ...
  • The Re-examined Life 

    St Marie, Denise (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-19)
    The Re-examined Life is an interdisciplinary exhibition of contemplative and interactive artworks that use the expectations of conventional belief systems to question widespread perceptions and value judgments of our current ...
  • The Re-examined Life 

    Walker, Timothy (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-19)
    The Re-examined Life is an interdisciplinary exhibition of contemplative and interactive artworks that use the expectations of conventional belief systems to question widespread perceptions and value judgments of our current ...
  • Shyness, Verbal Irony Comprehension, and Socio-Emotional Functioning in Middle Childhood 

    Mewhort-Buist, Tracy Anne (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-17)
    Shy children simultaneously desire to engage in social interactions with their peers and to avoid social situations (particularly novel ones) due to feelings of anxiety and self-consciousness. Although not in itself ...
  • The Refutation of Magic in the Dərsanat of Zärʾa Yaʿəqob 

    Dickinson, Shawn Michael Augustine (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-15)
    The 15th century Ethiopian Emperor Zärʾa Yaʿəqob (r. 1434-1468) is perhaps the most influential figure in the almost 1700 year history of the Ethiopian Church. One would be hard-pressed to name an individual who can match ...
  • On the Effects of Disfluency in Complex Cognitive Tasks 

    Medimorec, Srdan (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-10)
    While much previous research has suggested that decreased transcription fluency has a detrimental effect on writing, there is recent evidence that decreased fluency can actually benefit cognitive processing. Across a series ...
  • Writing the Historian's Macroscope in Public 

    Milligan, Ian; Graham, Shawn; Weingart, Scott (American Historical Association, 2014-10)
    Exploring Big Historical Data: The Historian's Macroscope - A short book summary by the authors exploring their own rationale, and the historical context for the book's themes, including descriptions of the collaborative ...
  • Welcome to the web: The online community of GeoCities during the early years of the World Wide Web 

    Milligan, Ian (UCL Press, 2017-03)
    As the World Wide Web entered mainstream North American society in the mid-to late 1990s, GeoCities was there to welcome users with open arms. GeoCities helped to facilitate their first steps into publishing, so they could ...
  • Seleukos IV Philopator 

    Elvidge, Mitchell (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-01)
    This thesis seeks to prove that Seleukos IV Philopator was a competent ruler after the death of his father and throughout his peaceful 12 year reign. Seleukos was a king who led a successful reign and led the Seleukid ...
  • Contesting the centre: Low German-speaking Mennonite identity, language, and literacy constructions 

    Kampen Robinson, Christine Julia (University of Waterloo, 2017-05-01)
    We make sense of who we are by talking about ourselves with others, telling stories about ourselves, our experiences, and our feelings. When we do this, we construct sociolinguistic spaces in which we speak, live, work, ...
  • Stringent, open and hybrid state treatment of foreign investment: three eras of the oil industry in Venezuela and Ecuador 

    Rosales Nieves, Antulio (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-28)
    This thesis explains the development of three distinctive forms of engagement between the Venezuelan and Ecuadorian states and foreign investment since the 1970s until 2014 in their oil sectors. State treatment of foreign ...
  • Does History Matter? Pioneering Research on Canada's Attitudes Toward Bygone Days 

    Milligan, Ian (The LIterary Review of Canada, 2014-05)
    A book review of 'Canadians and their past' by Margaret Conrad, Kadriye Ercikan, Gerald Friesen, Jocelyn Létourneau, Delphin Muise, David Northrup and Peter Seixas.
  • The Problem of History in the Age of Abundance 

    Milligan, Ian (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2016-12-11)
    Our collective cultural heritage faces a serious problem: In the digital age, we can document and "remember" more than ever before. But the scale of historical material is so huge that it will decisively change how scholars ...
  • The Relation Between Smartphone Use and Everyday Inattention 

    Marty-Dugas, Jeremy (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-28)
    In two studies, we explored the relation between subjective reports of smartphone use and eve-ryday inattention. We created two questionnaires that measured general smartphone use (i.e. how frequently people send and receive ...
  • The reading modality of popular trauma talk from within the province of human practice: A phenomenological hermeneutic perspective 

    Nickerson-White, Sara (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-27)
    The term trauma occurs on a regular and frequent basis in Canadian newspapers. Contemporary inquiries into the phenomenon of the popularity of the term “trauma” have argued that trauma has become: a term that has drifted ...
  • An Interior 

    Lincoln, Jessica (University of Waterloo, 2017-04-27)
    The work An Interior is a painted room. It grew from the proposition, ‘What if I painted wallpaper?’ This proposition is related to my ongoing interest in the psychological and social functions of decor and labour spent ...
  • Automated Downloading with Wget 

    Milligan, Ian (The Editorial Board of the Programming Historian, 2012-06-27)
    Wget is a useful program, run through your computer’s command line, for retrieving online material. It can be useful in the following situations: Retrieving or mirroring (creating an exact copy of) an entire website. ...
  • Counting and Mining Research Data with Unix 

    Baker, James; Milligan, Ian (The Editorial Board of the Programming Historian, 2014-09-20)
    This lesson will look at how research data, when organised in a clear and predictable manner, can be counted and mined using the Unix shell. The lesson builds on the lessons “Preserving Your Research Data: Documenting and ...
  • Illusionary Order: Online Databases, Optical Character Recognition, and Canadian History, 1997–2010 

    Milligan, Ian (University of Toronto Press, 2013-12)
    It all seems so orderly and comprehensive. Instead of firing up the microfilm reader to navigate the Globe and Mail or the Toronto Star, one needs only to log into online newspaper databases. A keyword search, for a ...
  • An Open-Source Strategy for Documenting Events: The Case Study of the 42nd Canadian Federal Election on Twitter 

    Ruest, Nick; Milligan, Ian (Code4Lib, 2016-04-25)
    This article examines the tools, approaches, collaboration, and findings of the Web Archives for Historical Research Group around the capture and analysis of about 4 million tweets during the 2015 Canadian Federal Election. ...

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