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Avie Bennett Historica Chair

The Avie Bennett Historica Chair in Canadian History was established at York University in 2004 by the Historica Foundation of Canada, endowed by York Chancellor Emeritus Avie Bennett. Its purpose is to promote the study of Canada’s heritage and ensure the academic vitality of the discipline.

Melville-Nelles-Hoffman Lecture Series

The Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Environmental History Lecture is an annual speaking event hosted by the Department of History at York University. It is generously supported by two of the History Department’s founding environmental history professors, H.V. Nelles and Richard Hoffmann and it honours the memory of the late Elinor Melville.

Exterior view of Vari Hall on York University Keele Campus

Research Seminar Series

This is a monthly seminar held between September and April presenting the research of faculty members and graduate students.

World War I Documentary Series

In this documentary series commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War, professors in York University's Department of History examine various aspects of the war and the role Canada played in it.

Video Series: Consequences of Confederation

Consequences of Confederation is a 5-part video series featuring historians from York University. It explores a selection of outcomes of the 1867 British North America Act, the agreement among British colonies to form a new nation-state in North America. This video series was produced with financial support from the Canada 150 @ York Fund.

52 BC: Popular Protests in Antiquity

In 52 BC, a Roman mob stormed the Roman senate and burnt it down. In a new video for the Classical Association of Canada (@cac_scec), York historians explore the circumstances and consequences of this event.

ancient greek ruins

The Idea of Greece by the Hellenic Heritage Foundation
Podcast Series

Listen to seven-part podcast exploring the Greek Revolution of 1821. This podcast is produced by the Hellenic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and hosted by Georgia Balogiannis.

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