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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Dear colleagues, I'm sure you will wish to join me in congratulating our colleague Paul Lovejoy on the publication of his most recent book: Jihad in West Africa during the Age of Revolutions (Ohio University Press, 2016, 396 pp.). This is how the press describes the volume: In Jihād in West Africa during the Age […]