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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 Libby Cohen on her new book

  Dear Colleagues: I came in today to find a brand new book in my mailbox:  The Youth of Early Modern Women (Amsterdam U. Press), edited by our very own Libby Cohen along with Margaret Reeves.  You can find the table of contents and the Introduction here: https://assets.ctfassets.net/w9b4jh0bui0y/6bW0o0blXUOYmC6IECk4WI/7bf597f1630786c9808dbdc232a0e5ca/9789048534982_ToC___Intro.pdf I'll also include the publisher's description below.  […]

Congratulations to Adrian Shubert on "Public Humanities and the Spanish Civil War"

Dear Colleagues: What better way to start 2019 than with an announcement that yet another of our colleagues has published a new book?  This time the culprit is Adrian Shubert who has published a co-edited volume on Public Humanities and the Spanish Civil War (Palgrave MacMillan).  The details are below.  Please join me in congratulating […]

Congratulations to Edward Jones-Imhotep on his new book

Dear Colleagues: I am very happy to announce that Edward has just published a new co-edited volume.  The details are below.  Please join me in congratulating Edward on this wonderful accomplishment. Thabit   Announcing the publication of Made Modern: Science and Technology in Canadian History from UBC Press!   As a special introductory offer, UBC is offering 40% […]

Prof. William Wicken Discusses His Course, "Murder in the Archives"

  Article courtesy of YFile - October 26, 2018 Mario Concordia was convinced that the manslaughter conviction handed down to Italian immigrant Frank Buono in the 1920s was indefensible. William Wicken Concordia, now a first-year student at Osgoode Hall Law School, researched the 100-year-old case in detail as part of History 4515, Murder in the Archives, […]

Exploring ‘plutopias’ at the annual Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture

YFile Article: October 25th, 2018 A talk drawing from the extraordinary stories of the American- and Soviet-created “plutopias” will be the focus of the annual Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History on Monday, Oct. 29. Presented by York University’s Department of History, the lecture “Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters” […]

History and politics professors launch new books on Canadian Confederation

Source: YFile Article - October 22, 2018 York University’s history and politics professors continue to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial with the launch of two edited collections featuring Confederation scholarship. These collections were completed as part of an array of projects to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, projects that were executed under the leadership of history Professor David Koffman, […]

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 […]