Manprit Gill, a fourth-year History Major and a student in Prof. Jennifer Bonnell's History 4840: Public History course, has curated a new exhibition at the Archives of Ontario. Titled Echoes from the Past: Remembering the Leslie M. Frost Natural Resources Centre, the exhibit displays selected records from the Frost Centre collection, acquired by the Archives […]
Sydney Kanya-Forstner (October 24, 1940 - March 31, 2017) was a much esteemed colleague in the Department of History for no fewer than thirty-four years. Born in Budapest in 1940 and educated in Toronto at Upper Canada College, he gained his Honours B.A. in History at Trinity College, University of Toronto in 1961. He won […]
YFile Article - March 29, 2017 Justice Murray Sinclair, senator and former chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, will examine what Canada can learn from Indigenous societies around the world on March 30 at York University’s annual Avie Bennett Historica Canada Public Lecture in Canadian History. Sinclair’s talk, “Indigeneity, the World, and […]
I am very pleased to announce that the Provost has recently approved formally the transfer of Professor Edward Jones-Imhotep, currently Associate Professor in the Dept. of Natural Science in the Faculty of Science, to LA&PS History. Prof. Jones-Imhotep’s research focuses on the intertwined histories of technology, trust, and social order in modern Europe and North […]
Dear historians, I'm sure you'll all be interested to read that our colleague Sakis Gekas has recently been awarded of a prestigious fellowship by the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Greece and work at the University of Crete. Y-File this morning features an article explaining Prof. Gekas' project in more detail. Please take […]
YFile Article - March 7, 2017 York University PhD candidate Bruno Véras has earned the Antonieta de Barros Award for the promotion of racial and gender equity in Brazil. The award recognizes 30 initiatives or communication projects promoting racial equality and overcoming racism. Véras is a grad student in the Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional […]
History Professor William Wicken, and author of "The Colonization of Mi'kmaw Memory and History, 1794-1928: The King v. Gabriel Sylliboy," was interviewed about the government pardon of the first elected Mi'kmaw Grand Chief, Gabriel Sylliboy. Read more about the pardon and watch the interview here.
Ahmed Hussen, a graduate of York University’s history program, is Canada’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Hussen, now 40, arrived in Canada at age 16 as a refugee and was sworn in as immigration minister on Jan. 10, 2017. He is a Member of Parliament for the Toronto riding of York South-Weston and […]