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Congratulations to Adrian Shubert who received the “Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel La Católica”

Congratulations to Adrian Shubert who received the “Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel La Católica”

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Adrian Shubert who received the “Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel La Católica”—a prestigious medal granted by His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain—for contributions to the field of Modern Spanish History. Congratulations on the presentation of this extraordinary honour.

Congratulations to Nick Rogers on his new book, "Bad Blood in Georgian Bristol: The Murder of Sir John Dineley"

Congratulations to Nick Rogers on his new book, "Bad Blood in Georgian Bristol: The Murder of Sir John Dineley"

Many congratulations to our colleague Nicholas Rogers, who has recently published his new book, Bad Blood in Georgian Bristol: The Murder of Sir John Dineley, co-written (with Steve Poole) and published by the Regional History Centre University of the West of England/Redcliffe Books.  "In 1741, Sir John Dineley, a gentleman with substantial west country land […]

Modern Spanish History in Global Perspective: A Conference in Honour of Adrian Shubert

Modern Spanish History in Global Perspective: A Conference in Honour of Adrian Shubert

"A conference exploring modern Spanish history will take place at the Archives of Ontario at York University’s Keele Campus on Sept. 16 and run alongside a temporary exhibit that features Spanish Civil War-related archive material that includes children’s drawings. The conference, titled “Modern Spanish History in Global Perspective: A Conference in Honour of Adrian Shubert,” […]

Congratulations to Michele Johnson and Funké Ajadejebi

Congratulations to Michele Johnson and Funké Ajadejebi

Many congratulations to our colleague Michele Johnson and our former PhD Funké Ajadejebi for winning the Canadian Studies Network Best Edited Collection Prize for their recent work, Unsettling The Great White North: Black Canadian History (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2022). The citation can be found here. This is a great achievement and our warmest wishes […]

Congratulations to Paul Lawrie on his appointment as Black Inclusion Advisor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Congratulations to Paul Lawrie on his appointment as Black Inclusion Advisor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

The Department of History congratulates Paul Lawrie on his new role as the Black Inclusion Advisor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. He will: Provide guidance and input for our community on questions related to race and equity, anti-Black racism, and Black inclusion; Chair an Advisory Committee made up of students, faculty, […]

Congratulations to Jonathan Edmondson for his chapter featured in the newly-published Portuguese edition of National Geographic

Congratulations to Jonathan Edmondson for his chapter featured in the newly-published Portuguese edition of National Geographic

Congratulations to Jonathan Edmondson, whose research on Roman Lusitania is featured in the newly-published Portuguese edition of National Geographic with his chapter, A CRIAÇÃO DE UMA SOCIEDADE PROVINCIAL ROMANA (The Creation of a Roman Provincial Society).

The Department of History is saddened by the passing of Irving Abella

The Department of History is saddened by the passing of Irving Abella

The Department of History is saddened by the passing of our longtime friend and colleague, Irving Abella. He will be greatly missed by us, The Centre for Jewish studies at York, and throughout Canada's Jewish community. Our condolences to his family and to everyone who knew him. Read the YFile Article honouring Professor Abella.

Congratulations to Harrison Forsyth on the publication of his article 'Building a Virtual Roman City: Teaching History Through Video Game Design’

Congratulations to Harrison Forsyth on the publication of his article 'Building a Virtual Roman City: Teaching History Through Video Game Design’

Many congratulations to Harrison Forsyth, a member of the Graduate Programme in the Ancient Field, on the publication of an article entitled ‘Building a Virtual Roman City: Teaching History Through Video Game Design’ in the Journal of Classics Study, which had its roots in Harrison’s teaching in a third year history of the Roman city. […]

The Department of History is saddened by the passing of Christopher Armstrong

The Department of History is saddened by the passing of Christopher Armstrong

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Christopher Armstrong on June 18, 2022. He was a noted member of our Department. Those lucky enough to work with Chris will remember a lively, witty and forceful presence in the Department, a deeply-valued colleague.  In particular, he was a major contributor to the […]