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Truth and Reconciliation Chair addresses Canada and Global Indigeneity

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 […]

The Department of History Welcomes Edward Jones-Imhotep

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 […]

Bruno Véras, York PhD candidate earns international award for racial equity project

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 […]

Markham Museum internships give York students experience in the competitive field of public history

  Dear colleagues and graduate students, Historians will be interested to read the Y-File story that has just been posted today: http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2017/01/10/markham-museum-internships-give-york-students-experience-in-the-competitive-field-of-public-history/ about the great opportunities that our History colleague Jennifer Bonnell's course on Public History (AP/HIST 4840 6.0, Public History) is creating for York students. The article focuses on two students who interned last […]

Congratulations to our colleague Sakis Gekas on the publication of Xenocracy: State, Class, and Colonialism in the Ionian Islands, 1815-1864

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 […]