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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 […]

Edward Jones-Imhotep wins 2017 Abbot Payson Usher Prize

Source: Y-File Article, Nov. 1, 2017 An article on Glenn Gould and the history of technology has earned York University Professor Edward Jones-Imhotep the prestigious 2017 Abbot Payson Usher Prize. The Usher Prize is awarded for the best scholarly work published during the preceding three years under the auspices of the Society for the History of […]

Congratulations to Nick Rogers on his new book, "Bristol from Below"

  Nick Rogers just received, hot off the press, copies of his latest book entitled Bristol From Below: Law, Authority and Protest in a Georgian City.  The book, co-authored by Steve Poole, is published by Boydel Press.  Please join me in congratulating Nick and in celebrating our wonderfully productive department. Description of book: Bristol from […]

Congratulations to Prof. Marcel Martel and Prof. Richard Hoffmann - Elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Dear Colleagues: I am very happy to report that our colleagues, Richard Hoffmann and Marcel Martel, have just been elected as Fellows to the Royal Society of Canada.  This is such an honour for our department and for our university.  On behalf of everyone associated with our department I would like to congratulate Richard and […]

Boyd Cothran appointed co-editor of major U.S. history journal

Boyd Cothran, York University professor of American history in the Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), has been appointed co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (JGAPE). The publication is the premier journal of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and an […]