Edward Jones-Imhotep wins 2017 Abbot Payson Usher Prize

Source: Y-File Article, Nov. 1, 2017 An article on Glenn Gould and the history of technology has earned York University Professor Edward Jones-Imhotep the prestigious 2017 Abbot Payson Usher Prize. The Usher Prize is awarded for the best scholarly work published during the preceding three years under the auspices of the Society for the History of […]

Congratulations to Gilberto Fernandes, Daniel Ross and Tom Hooper for yesterday's Community Conversation: The Summer of '77: How Emanuel Jaques' murder changed Toronto

Dear historians, I'm sure you'll all want to join me in congratulating all those involved in yesterday evening's Community Conversation with the Toronto Portuguese community on "The Summer of '77: How Emanuel Jaques' Murder Changed Toronto" and, in particular, its main organizer, our former PhD student and now postdoctoral fellow, Gilberto Fernandes. The event took […]

Jonathan Edmondson to receive title of Distinguished Research Professor

Dear members of the History Department, I am delighted to report that the Senate Awards Committee has recommended our Chair,  Jonathan Edmondson, for a Distinguished Research Professorship. The Senate Committee notes that the file "contains high praise for the international impact of his prolific, original scholarly research, his contributions to the development of young scholars […]

Congratulations to Dr Joseph Tohill on the publication of Shopping for Change

Dear historians, More good news.  Our sessional colleague (and York History PhD ) Joseph Tohill has recently informed me of the publication of an important new volume, Shopping for Change: Consumer Activism and the Possiblities of Purchasing Power, co-edited by himself and Louis Hyman (Between the Lines Books/Cornell Univ. Press, 380 pp.). It contains essays […]