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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 […]

The Department of History Congratulates Adrian Shubert on his new book, "Espartero, el Pacificador"

  Dear colleagues: I am delighted to announce the publication of Adrian Shubert's latest 750 page book in Spanish:  Espartero, el Pacificador (Galaxia Gutenberg, 2018).  The book has caused something of a stir in Spain with Adrian much in demand by local media.  Please join me in congratulating Adrian who has kindly provided an English […]

Rachel Koopmans featured on The Times, BBC and ITV for her work in the Canterbury Cathedral

  Rachel Koopman's work in the Canterbury Cathedral has been receiving more attention.  Here is a link to an article in the Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/victorian-glass-at-canterbury-cathedral-found-to-be-from-12th-century-dx035krcx And here's a link to a brief report from the BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-kent-45422965/medieval-glass-discovery-in-canterbury-cathedral-window Additionally, please see this link for Rachel's video on ITV Meridian News: http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2018-09-06/excitement-over-12th-century-window-at-cathedral/ Congratulations Rachel!

Congratulations to Alan Durston on "Indigenous Languages, Politics, and Authority in Latin America: Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives"

    Dear Colleagues: What better way to start the new academic term than with an announcement of yet another book?  This time it is an edited volume by our colleague, Alan Durston.  Please join me in congratulating Alan on this wonderful achievement.  Here is a brief description: Indigenous Languages, Politics, and Authority in Latin […]

Congratulations to Rachel Koopmans on her Award

Rachel Koopmans has received a highly competitive award from the British Academy for six months of research as a Visiting Fellow in the UK. The abstract for the award is as follows:  “Rachel Koopmans’ research is focused on the eight ‘miracle windows’ of Canterbury Cathedral, a magnificent series of stained glass windows (dating ca. 1200) […]

Edward Jones-Imhotep: Winner of the Sidney Edelstein Prize from the Society for the History of Technology, for his book “The Unreliable Nation”

    Our colleague Edward Jones-Imhotep has just won the most prestigious book prize on the history of technology — the Sidney Edelstein Prize from the Society for the History of Technology, for his book The Unreliable Nation. The prize will be awarded in October at the society’s annual meeting.  I include a description of […]

Congratulations Joan Judge - recipient of a York-Massey Visiting Scholarship, 2018-2019

Source:  YFile - August 19, 2018 (for full article) York University Professors Jennifer Steele, Gabrielle Slowey and Joan Judge have earned Massey College appointments for the 2018-19 academic year. Steele, of the Faculty of Health, was awarded a York-Massey Fellowship, while York-Massey Visiting Scholarships were awarded to Slowey and Judge, both of the Faculty of […]

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 […]