The Department of History would like to congratulate Prof. David Koffman - recipient of the 2020 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in the category of Social Science, Anthropology, and Folklore. He received this prestigious award for his book: "The Jews' Indian: Colonialism, Pluralism, and Belonging in America." Congratulations David! Read more about the book award here.
Recipient of the Leo Gershoy Award in the fields of 17th and 18th-century western European history by the American Historical Association
“Margaret Schotte’s book, Sailing School (John Hopkins, 2019) has been awarded the Leo Gershoy Award in the fields of 17th- and 18th-century western European history by the American Historical Association. The prize honours “the author of the most outstanding work published in English on any aspect of the fields of 17th- and 18th-century western European […]
Congratulations to Molly Ladd-Taylor and William Wicken, Newly-elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
Dear colleagues, It gives me great pleasure to announce that our colleagues Molly Ladd-Taylor and Bill Wicken have been announced as two of the newly-elected fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. The citations are below. Many congratulations to Molly and Bill on this recognition of their contributions – it is much deserved. Molly Ladd-Taylor, […]
The Department of History Welcomes Abril Liberatori, Mariano A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies
The History Department is very happy to welcome Dr. Abril Liberatori as the new Mariano A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies at York University. She received her PhD in History from York University in 2017. A historian by training, her research focuses on the experiences of Italian Canadians in the post-Second World War period. She […]
The History Department is very happy to welcome William Jenkins, who joins the History Department as an Associate Professor from York’s Geography Department. Willie has already been a member of the Graduate Programme in History and served as its Director. Willie was born in Dublin and in 2001 completed a PhD at the University of […]
The History Department is very happy to welcome new Faculty member Leila Pourtavaf, who joins as an assistant professor in Global Public History. Leila holds a PhD from the Department of History at the University of Toronto and was most recently a visiting assistant professor at NYU's Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. Her […]
Congratulations to Jonathan Edmondson on his new book, "Nueva Epigrafía Funeraria de Augusta Emerita (NEFAE): Tituli sepulcrales urbanos (ss. I-VII) y su contexto arqueológico"
I am pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Jonathan Edmondson, Nueva Epigrafía Funeraria de Augusta Emerita (NEFAE): Tituli sepulcrales urbanos (ss. I-VII) y su contexto arqueológico, which translates as New Funerary Epigraphy from Augusta Emerita (NEFAE): Urban Tomb Inscriptions (1st to 7th century CE) and their archaeological context, published by Consorcio de la […]
Congratulations to our 2019-20 SSHRC Insight Grant Winners: Stephen Brooke, Molly Ladd-Taylor and Josh Fogel
On behalf of the entire History Department, I would like to congratulate three of our History Department colleagues for winning SSHRC Insight Grants in the 2019-2020 competition: Stephen Brooke, Josh Fogel, and Molly Ladd-Taylor. Although these grants were awarded some time ago, the results have only recently been made public here and so we are now – at last – able to […]
Congratulations to Alan Corbiere - Recipient of the 2019 Barbara Godard Prize for the Best York University Dissertation in Canadian Studies
The good news just keeps rolling in! Please join me in congratulating Prof. Alan Corbiere on receiving the 2019 Barbara Godard Prize for the Best York University Dissertation in Canadian Studies! Named in memory of our late, distinguished colleague, this prize is awarded each year to the doctoral dissertation that "best advances our knowledge of Canada." The committee […]