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Queen's University

S.D. Jowett jowettpic

Ph.D. Candidate
Sonic History, Sound-Studies, Cultural History of 20th Century Canada & Quebec




MA, Concordia University, 2006.
BA (Highest Honours), Carleton University, 2004


I study the cultural history of Québec, Canada, and the United States from the post-war period until the mid-1970s. My research interests are focused on the history of sound and music. My dissertation, tentatively titled "No Quiet Revolution: A Sonic History of Montréal 1965-1975" explores the history of Quebec's so-called 'Quiet Revolution' through an analysis of that city's musical production, radio stations, language issues, street protest, collective voices, and the silencing of dissent.

I also write about sound-studies and aural history via my blog, The Incredible Kaleidophone. Check it out @


Review of Rhona Richmond-Kenneally & Johanne Sloane, eds. Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir in The Journal of Popular Culture (forthcoming spring 2012).

Review of Bryan Palmer, Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era, in Left History 14(1) Spring/Summer 2009; pp. 102-3

"1968 as Event" in Patrick Dramé & Jean Lamarre, eds. 1968: Des sociétés en crise: une perspective globale. Laval: Presses de l'Université de Laval, 2009: pp. 19-29.

" 'Got To Get Ourselves Back to the Garden': The Woodstock Music Festival in History, Memory, and Myth." Selected Proceedings from the 11th Annual History In The Making Conference (Montréal: Concordia University, 2006).

Conference Presentations:

"1968 as Event" 1968, des sociétés en crise : une perspective globale, Nov. 2008, Concordia University, Montréal QC.

"Claiming Haight-Ashbury" Who Claims the City? Rethinking Race, Class, and Urban Space, May 2008, Marquette University, Milwaukee WI.

"Globalising the Counterculture" Cultures in Contact Conference, Feb. 2008, University of Toronto, Toronto ON.

" 'Got To Get Ourselves Back to the Garden': The Woodstock Music Festival in History, Memory, and Myth" History In The Making Conference, March 2006, Concordia University, Montréal QC.

"Humour and the Holocaust: The Risks and Rewards of Comedic Film Representations of the Holocaust" Telling Stories Conference, Feb. 2006, University of Toronto, Toronto ON.

Scholarships and Awards:

2001: A. D. Dunton Scholarship, Carleton University.
2003: Richard Glover Scholarship, Carleton University.
2003: Michael Oliver Scholarship, Carleton University.
2004: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (declined).
2005: Loyola Alumni Association Educational Grant, Concordia University.
2005: Social Sciences and Human Resources Canada (SSHRC) Master's Scholarship.
2007: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) (declined).
2007: Tri-Colour Scholarship, Queen's University.
2007-2010: Canadian Graduate Scholarship (CGS).
2008: Donald S. Rickerd Fellowship in Canadian-American Studies.
2008: Visiting Research Fellowship, Birkbeck College, University of London (UK) (Declined)
2010: R.S. McLaughlin Fellowship, Queen's University

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000