Mike Ripmeester

Department of Geography




Mike Ripmeester

Professor
Department of Geography
Room C - 331
Brock University
E-Mail: mripmeester@brocku.ca
Phone: 905-688-5550905-688-5550, ext. 4416
Fax: 905-688-6369

Affiliations

Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI)

Niagara Community Observatory

MA in Popular Culture

Field

Historical Geography / Cultural Geography

Background

B.A. (British Columbia), M.A. (British Columbia), Ph.D. (Queens), 1995.

Research Interests

  • Historical Geographies of  Native - Euro - Canadian relationships in 19th century Canada 
  • Landscape and Identity
    • geographies of private green space
    • mnemonic landscapes
    • wine and identity
    • culture and economy

Media Links

Off the Rack: Ideas, July 8, The Toronto Star

Decaying Statue Stirs Debate, The St. Catharine Standard

Authors chronicle Niagara's wine industry, The St. Catharines Standard

CCOVI lecture examines Niagara attitudes about wine, The Brock News

Research Q & A: Heritage, identity and the Niagara Grape and Wine Industry, CCOVI News

CCOVI Lecture Series: Memory in a Bottle: Heritage, Identity and Wine in Niagara

Recent Publications

M. Ripmeester, P. Mackintosh, and C. Fullerton (eds.) (2013) The World of Niagara Wines (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press).
M. Ripmeester, P. Mackintosh, and C. Fullerton (2013) Introduction in M. Ripmeester, P. Mackintosh, and C. Fullerton (eds.) The World of Niagara Wines (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press).
Ripmeester, M and R. Johnson (2013) New wine in old wineskins: marketing wine as agricultural heritage in M. Ripmeester, P. Mackintosh, and C. Fullerton (eds.)  The World of Niagara Wines (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press).
Ripmeester, M. (2013) Eroded by policy: the demise of manufacturing, the rise of creativity, and the intangible culture of working people in St. Catharines, ON. Sharing Cultures – Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Intangible Heritage, Sérgio Lira, Rogério Amoêda, Cristina Pinheiro (eds.) (Greenlines Institute: Barcelos, Portugal).
Ripmeester, M. (2011) Obliterating intangibles: deindustrialization, the creative economy and the erasure of blue collar identity in St. Catharines, ON. Sharing Cultures 2011, S. S. Lira, R. Amoeda, C. Pinheiro (eds.) (Greenlines Institute, Barcelos: Portugal)  541-551.
Ripmeester, M. (2010) Missing memories, missing spaces: the Missing Plaques Project and Toronto’s public past, City, Culture and Society 1(4)  185-191.
Johnston, R. and M. Ripmeester (2010) “That big statue of whoever: memory, landscape, and identity in the Niagara region. Placing Memory / Remembering Place, J. Opp and J. Walsh (eds.) (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press).
Johnston, R, and M. Ripmeester (2010) A Promise Set in Stone: St. Catharines honours a Common Soldier in Niagara in Pieces, Barry Grant and Joan Nicks (eds.) (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press) 25-43.
Ripmeester, M and Russell Johnston (2010) New wine into old narratives: constructing wine as intangible heritage in the Niagara Region, Canada, Constructing Intangible Heritage . S. Lira, R. Amoeda, C. Pinheiro, and F. Olivera (Greenlines Institute: Barcelos, Portugal).
Ripmeester, M. and R. Johnston (2010) Sustaining Identity: Heritage Development and Identity  Construction in the Niagara Region, Canada.” HERITAGE   2010. S. Lira, R. Amoeda, C. Pinheiro, and F. Olivera. (Greenlines Institute, Barcelos, Portugal).
Johnston, R. and M. Ripmeester (2009) Awake anon the tales of valour: The career of an urban war memorial. The Canadian Geographer 53(4) 404-426.
Ripmeester, M. (2009) The Lawn. Encyclopedia of Urban Studies. R. Hutchinson and M. Crang (eds.) Sage Publications.
Ripmeester, M. and R. Johnston (2009) Wine as intangible heritage: preliminary thoughts on meaning and landscape in the Niagara Region, Canada. Sharing Cultures 2009, S. Lira, R. Amoeda, C. Pinheiro, and F. Olivera (Greenlines Institute, Barcelos, Portugal) 585-593.
Johnston, R and M. Ripmeester. (2007) A monument’s work is never done: the Watson monument, memory, and forgetting in a small Canadian city. International Journal of Heritage Studies. 13(2) 117-135.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Ripmeester