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 […]
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.
Dear historians, It gives me great pleasure to announce the publication of our colleague Sakis Gekas' latest book, Xenocracy: State, Class, and Colonialism in the Ionian Islands, 1815-1864 (New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2016, 380 pp.) This is how the press describes the volume: Of the many European territorial reconfigurations that followed the wars […]
I'm sure you'll join me in congratulating Rachel Koopmans on her induction today into the ranks of the Royal Society of Canada as a member of the College of New Scholars. To celebrate Rachel's induction, LA&PS has produced a video featuring her latest research: see https://youtu.be/IxJf684Kthw On behalf of the Department, many congratulations to both […]
The below is an excerpt from the October 18 YFile. Read the full article here. LA&PS Award for Distinction in Research, Creativity or Scholarship “This year’s winners embody the insatiable quest of true scholars to continuously pose new questions and as well, to serve as public intellectuals on critical contemporary questions,” said Mukherjee-Reed. “It […]
Dear historians, I'm sure you'll all wish to join me in congratulating our former PhD student, Douglas Hunter, on the recent announcement that he has won Canada's Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Fine Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences category from the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies/Association canadienne pour les études supérieures. He is the first York PhD student […]
Dear historians, It gives me enormous pleasure to convey the news that last week the Royal Society of Canada announced its list of new Fellows for 2016 and that our recently retired colleague Doug Hay was elected a Fellow in the Academy of Social Sciences. This is further evidence of the very high regard in […]
It is with great sadness that I must inform you that Ramsay Cook, a distinguished member of the History Department from 1969 to 1996, passed away on 14 July 2016. Born in Alameda, Saskatchewan, Ramsay Cook began his academic career by taking his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Manitoba in 1954. He […]