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Congratulations to Joan Judge - Recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship

Congratulations to Joan Judge - Recipient of a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship

Congratulations to Joan Judge - awarded a 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship for her project “China’s Mundane Revolution: Cheap Print, Vernacular Knowledge, and Common Reading in the Long Republic, 1894-1955”. The Guggenheim Fellowship is one of the most prestigious research awards in scholarship.  For more information see: https://www.gf.org/announcement-2021/ Congratulations Joan!

Congratulations to David Koffman on his new book, "No Better Home? Jews, Canada and the Sense of Belonging"

Congratulations to David Koffman on his new book, "No Better Home? Jews, Canada and the Sense of Belonging"

We are pleased to be able to announce a new publication by David Koffman, which also features a contribution by Kalman Weiser – an edited collection entitled No Better Home? Jews, Canada and the Sense of Belonging (Toronto, 2021). David S. Koffman (ed.) No Better Home?: Jews, Canada, and the Sense of Belonging. Toronto: University […]

The Avie Bennett Historica Canada Public Lecture, "Carried Away": Forgetting and Remembering the Great Influenza Pandemic in Canada by Professor Esyllt Jones from the University of Manitoba | Friday, March 26, 2021 | 4:00 PM

The Avie Bennett Historica Canada Public Lecture, "Carried Away": Forgetting and Remembering the Great Influenza Pandemic in Canada by Professor Esyllt Jones from the University of Manitoba | Friday, March 26, 2021 | 4:00 PM

Join Us for the 2021 Lecture This year’s Avie Bennett Historica Canada public lecture will be given by Professor Esyllt Jones from the University of Manitoba. While COVID-19 has generated intense recent interest in the Great Influenza (1918-1920), that event was long referred to as the 20th century’s “forgotten” pandemic. With no “Great Men” to […]

Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture Series - Friday, March 5, 2021

Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture Series - Friday, March 5, 2021

Dammed: The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory Co-sponsored by the History of Indigenous Peoples (HIP) NetworkFriday, March 5, 2021 | 2:30PM - 4:30PMRegister in advance for the webinar: https://yorku.zoom.us/webinar/register WN_zO79AcTcSPqhUr-7YheoWw For more information see the Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture Series page

Congratulations to Jennifer Bonnell, Alan Corbiere and Victoria Freeman for their award of a SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Congratulations to Jennifer Bonnell, Alan Corbiere and Victoria Freeman for their award of a SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Congratulations to our colleagues Jennifer Bonnell, Alan Corbiere and Victoria Freeman for their award of a SSHRC Insight Development Grant on ‘Indigenous Experience and the Creation of a Settler-Colonial Order within the Black Creek/Humber River Watershed’.  Best wishes on this award from all of us.

Congratulations to Molly Ladd-Taylor and William Wicken, Newly-elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

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 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 Department of History Welcomes William Jenkins, Associate Professor

The Department of History Welcomes William Jenkins, Associate Professor

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 […]