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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 Gilberto Fernandes, Carolyn Podruchny, Alan Corbiere and Anong Beam - Awarded the prestigious Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation

[Read the YFile article here] Dear Colleagues: This past Friday, 22 February, I was at Queen's Park to applaud as our colleagues, Gilberto Fernandes, Carolyn Podruchny, Alan Corbiere and Anong Beam were awarded the prestigious Lieutenant Governor's Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation.  It is truly an honour that members our department received two […]

Historic Greek-Canadian Documents and Photographs Preserved

Article Credit: Greek Reporter Canada Hundreds of rare photographs and documents relating to the Greek immigrant experience in Canada have been collected by a small group of researchers at the University of York in Toronto. The Greek-Canadian History Project (GCHP), led by Dr. Sakis Gekas and Christopher Grafos, is an initiative designed to identify, acquire, […]

Congratulations José C. Curto and Carlos Liberato on your new publication

Dear Colleagues: It gives me great pleasure to announce a new publication this time featuring José Curto and Carlos Liberato, a PhD candidate at our department.  It is a special issue of an online Brazilian historical journal dealing with aspects of slavery and society in Lusaphone spaces that are largely under-represented in the historical literature.  […]

Congratulations to David Koffman on his new book "The Jews' Indian: Colonialism, Pluralism and Belonging in America"

I am delighted to report that David Koffman's much anticipated book, The Jews' Indian:  Colonialism, Pluralism and Belonging in America (Rutgers), is now out.  Below please find a summery and table of contents.  Please join me in congratulating our colleague on this great achievement. Thabit _________________________ The Jews’ Indian investigates the history of American Jewish relationships […]

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% […]