Research News

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 […]

Congratulations to Craig Heron on winning the 2017 CAUT Lee Lorch Award

The Department of History warmly congratulates our colleague Craig Heron on winning this year's Lee Lorch Award (formerly the Distinguished Scholar Ward) of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).  CAUT presented the award at a banquet in Ottawa on Friday 5 May  2017. At the ceremony Craig then delivered an address on "The Public […]

Michael Primiani co-creates website on Yorkville's Folk Music Past

Michael Primiani is a fourth-year History major and a student in Prof. Jennifer Bonnell's History 4840: Public History course. This past semester, he worked with Stacy-Allison Cassin, the W.P. Scott Chair in E-Librarianship at Scott Library, to research, curate and develop a digital exhibit focusing on three coffeehouses and the role they played in the […]

Inaugural lecture honours late York U Professor Bernard Luk, researcher of Hong Kong studies

YFile Article:  April 18, 2017 Choi Po King of the Chinese University of Hong Kong will give the inaugural Bernard H.K. Luk Memorial Lecture in Hong Kong Studies on April 27 at York University. Bernard Luk A beloved teacher and colleague at York, Professor Luk (1946-2016) was an internationally recognized authority on the history of […]

Public History Student Manprit Gill Curates Exhibit at Archives of Ontario

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 […]