2014. Massie, M. Forest Prairie Edge: Place History in Saskatchewan. University of Manitoba Press.
2013. C. Stuart Houston with M. Massie. 36 Steps on the Road to Medicare: How Saskatchewan Led the Way. McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Articles and Book Chapters:
2016. M. Massie. “Seasonality and Mobility in Northern Saskatchewan, 1890-1950” in Moving Natures.
2016. Peter Murphy, Cordy Tymstra, and Merle Massie, “The Great Fire of 1919” in Forest History Society.
2014. M.G. Reed and M. Massie. “What’s left of wilderness in contemporary conservation practice?” Journal of Canadian Studies.
2013. Massie, M. and M.G. Reed. “Cumberland House in the Saskatchewan River Delta: Flood memory and the municipal response, 2005 and 2011.” Climate Change and Flood Risk Management: Adaptation and Extreme Events at the Local Level (Edward Elgar Press).
2013. M.G. Reed and M. Massie. “Embracing Ecological Learning and Social Learning: Biosphere reserves as exemplars of changing conservation practices.” Conservation and Society.
2013. Massie, M. “Flooding and the Carrot River Watershed Source Water Protection Plan, Saskatchewan: Civic engagement and causal stories.” Climate Change and Flood Risk Management: Adaptation and Extreme Events at the Local Level (Edward Elgar Press).
2012. C. Stuart Houston and M. Massie. “Four Precursors of Medicare.” Making Medicare: New Perspectives on the History of Medicare in Canada. Edited by Greg Marchildon. (University of Toronto Press, 2012).
2012. Massie, M. “Saskatchewan Local History.” Encyclopedia of Local History 2nd Edition. Edited by Carol Kammen and Amy Wilson. (Rowman and Littlefield, 2012).
2010. Massie, M. “When You’re Not From the Prairie: Place History in the Saskatchewan Forest Fringe,” Journal of Canadian Studies 44 (2)2010: 171-193.
2009. C. Stuart Houston and M. Massie. “Four Precursors of Medicare.” Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 26 (2) 2009: 379–393.
2008. Massie, M. “Trapping and Trapline Life,” kā-kē-pē-isi-nakatamākawihahk Our Legacy: Essays (edited by Cheryl Avery and Darlene Fichter, University of Saskatchewan, 2008).
2008. Massie, M. “Has Saskatchewan Any History?: Writing Provincial History in Saskatchewan,” Prairie Forum, 33 (2) 2008: 211-238.
2005. Massie, M. “Historians and Historiography”; “Local History”; “Red Cross Outpost Hospitals”; “Forest Fringe Settlement”; “Pioneers”; “Rural Electrification”; “Alexander James McPhail”; “Wascana Center Authority”; “Waskesiu Upland”; “David Milgaard”; “Christopher J. Yorath”; “Regina Police Service”; “PFRA Shelterbelt Center”; “Alban Cedric Ellison”; “Golden Jubilee”; “Brian Dickson”; “Law Society of Saskatchewan”; “Gordon Thiessen”; “William Saunders”; “Clarence Lyle Barber”; “Agnes Martin”; “Robert David Symons”; “Saskatchewan Property Management Assocation.” Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan (Regina: Canadian Plains Research Center, 2005).
2004. Massie, M. “Ruth Dulmage Shewchuk: A Saskatchewan Red Cross Nurse.” Saskatchewan History 56 (2) 2004: 35–44.
2010: Ph.D. University of Saskatchewan. History. “At the Edge: The North Prince Albert Region of the Saskatchewan Forest Fringe to 1940.” Supervisor: Bill Waiser. Year started: 2006. Published 2014 with University of Manitoba Press.
1997: MA. University of Saskatchewan. History. “Scribes of Stories, Tellers of Tales: The Phenomenon of Community History in Saskatchewan.” Supervisor: Dave DeBrou. Year started: 1994. See the recently-published PDF version online at: http://library2.usask.ca/theses/available/etd-02082010-132941/unrestricted/Massie_Merle_Mary_Muriel_1997.pdf
1993: BA Double Honours. University of Saskatchewan. English and History. Year started: 1989.
2013- : Adjunct Professor. School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan. Affiliated with socio-hydrology research group, Global Institute for Water Security.
2013-2015: SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow. University of Ottawa, Department of Geography. Project: The Great Trek: Climate Refugees in Western Canada During the Great Depression. Supervisor: Robert McLeman, Wilfred Laurier University.
2011-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow. University of Saskatchewan, School of Environment and Sustainability/MISTRA The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research. Supervisor: Maureen Reed, School of Environment and Sustainability.
Articles: Non-Peer Reviewed
06 July 2014. “Why I love International Conferences.” Blog post for The Otter, the blog page of NiCHE (Network in Canadian History of the Environment).
12 June 2014. “Eye of the Storm: History, Past, and Future at the University of Saskatchewan.” Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca, a website that connects the work of historians with the wider public and the importance of the past to current events. I have been a regular contributor since its inception.
23 January 2014. “A Climate Migration Primer.” Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca.
20 January 2014. “The Future of Farming.” Blog post for The Otter.
12 September 2013. “Tone Up, Tone Out, Tone Deaf: Author attitude and writing history.” Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca.
30 August 2013. “Mt. St. Helen’s: Visiting Devastation.” Blog post for The Otter.
20 June 2013. “Tap Dancing and Murder – In a Grade Seven Classroom.” Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca.
14 May 2013. “Archives as Laboratories.” Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca.
26 February 2013. “Merle’s Seven Highly Applicable Steps to Better Teaching and Team Teaching.” Blog post for The Otter.
03 January 2013: “Water Stories.” Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca. This post was republished in The Otter.
23 November 2012: “It’s not too late to save Kenderdine.” Op-ed in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix re: the closing of the University of Saskatchewan’s satellite campus.
December 2012/January 2013. “The Great Trek North.” Canada’s History Magazine.
25 October 2012. “Lobstick: our next national symbol?” Op-ed in The Globe and Mail, Canada’s premiere national newspaper.
04 October 2012. “Lobstick: Canada’s next symbol?” Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca. This post was revised and submitted to The Globe and Mail, published (see above).
31 August 2012. “Vimy Ridge Farm, Albert Kessel, and a Historical Epiphany.” Blog post for The Otter NiCHE.
27 July 2012. “Saskatchewan the Beautful?” Blog post for The Otter NiCHE.
5 July 2012. “Traveling by Story.” Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca.
5 April 2012. “Gaming the Future, Parsing the Past” the EXtreme ClimaTe events PrepaRedness and Adaptation (EXTRA) Invitational Drought Tournament.” Blog post for ActiveHistory.ca.
4 March 2012. “Changing the Canadian Wheat Board, Part III” Blog post for The Otter.
19 January 2012. “Sad, Empty Places? Marketing Ghost Towns in Saskatchewan.” Blog post for The Otter. See public writing portfolio. This essay led to a spot on CBC Afternoon Edition with Craig Leaderhouse.
12 September 2011. “Overland Freighting.” Blog post for The Otter, NiCHE.
24 September 2009. “Footprints in the Moss: The Montreal Lake Trail,” The Western Producer.
30 July 2009. “Albert Kessel: The Other Grain King,” The Western Producer.
June/July 2008. “Your Story: Salute to Vimy Ridge Farm,” The Beaver. (See public writing portfolio).
3 June 2006. “One book naturally led to another…,” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix.
25 August 2005. “Local cookbooks are top sellers,” and “Heirloom cookbooks reflect family favourites, lifestyle,” The Western Producer.
Link to a sample of the Friesens Corporation newsletter, Keepers of the Past. This newsletter grew from an idea I pitched to Friesens in 1999. They hired me as a contract writer to produce two newsletters per year. In all, twelve were published between 2000 and 2006, when I began my PhD program. Keepers of the Past.Autumn2000