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Nature's Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 47: Pollution Probe and the History of Environmental Activism in Ontario

Environmental activism has a long history in Canada. Like others around the world, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Canadians became involved in a number of environmental non-governmental organizations. Picking up on a prevailing spirit of protest during the era, several environmental problems surfaced as popular political issues: air pollution, water pollution, solid waste […]

Congratulations to the 2018-19 Winners

  Congratulations to the 2018-19 Winners for the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE), including History majors: Camila Acosta (Supervised by Prof. Naomi Adelson); Bradley Dale (Supervised by Prof. David Koffman); Valaruthy Indran (Supervised by Prof. Sandra Widmer); Michael Reynolds (Supervised by Prof. David Mutimer). Two non-History majors and award winners were supervised by Professors […]

Historian Marcel Martel provides perspective on society’s perception of marijuana

In light of the passage of the federal government’s historic bill on recreational cannabis use, TVO The Agenda’s Steve Paikin interviewed history Professor Marcel Martel about the massive shift in public perception throughout history surrounding the soon-to-be legal drug. This segment of The Agenda entitled Pot Prohibition: A Long, Strange Trip, had three guests, including […]

Congratulations to Paul Lovejoy on "Laços Atlânticos: África e africanos durante a era do comércio transatlântico de escravos"

  Congratulations to Paul Lovejoy on his new book: Laços Atlânticos: África e africanos durante a era do comércio transatlântico de escravos: Atlantic Ties:Africa and Africans during the era of the transatlantic slave trade edited by Carlos Liberato, Mariana P. Candido, Paul Lovejoy and Renée Soulodre-La France The book is a collection of essays by […]

Congratulations to Adrian Shubert on his new book, "Nueva historia de la España contemporánea (1808-2018)"

    Congratulations to Adrian Shubert on his new book: Nueva historia de la España contemporánea (1808-2018) edited by José Álvarez Junco and Adrian Shubert This is a new history of modern Spain, presented in all its political and cultural diversity. The volume is structured along three interconnecting axes. The first part consists of seven […]

Read more about “Crowds, Crime and Popular Politics in Britain and its Empire" in honour of Nicholas Rogers

  Source : YFile Article - June 13, 2018 An international conference held last month marked the work and contributions one of York University’s leading scholars, Professor Emeritus Nicholas Rogers. Professor Emeritus Nicholas Rogers “Crowds, Crime and Popular Politics in Britain and its Empire,” held on May 24 and 25, honoured the work of Rogers, […]

Congratulations to Carolyn Podruchny, Paul Lovejoy and Jonathan Edmondson on their SSHRC Partnership Development Grants

Dear Colleagues: It gives me great pleasure to congratulate our colleagues, Paul Lovejoy, Carolyn Podruchny and Jonathan Edmondson for news of their successful SSHRC Partnership Development Grants.  Paul's project is entitled "Boko Haram: Islamic Protest and National Security"; Carolyn's is entitled "Aandse: Anishinaabe ways of knowing and the transformation of university-based knowledge creation and transfer", […]

Congratulations to Joan Judge on her book "Women and the Periodical Press in China's Long 20th Century"

Dear Colleagues: Our department continues to prove that it is the envy of others with Joan Judge's latest edited book:  Women and the Periodical Press in China's Long 20th Century (Cambridge).  Please join me in congratulating Joan on her latest book which was co-edited with M. Hockx and B. Mittler.  A description of the book […]