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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 […]

Outgoing director, Michele Johnson, reflects on far-reaching impact of Tubman Institute

Source: YFile - May 3, 2018 Equity and social justice are defining values at York University. The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas at York University is emblematic of this deep commitment. This Organized Research Unit (ORU), launched in 2007, is dedicated to overcoming injustice and inequity that are linked to […]

The Freedom Narratives Project & Project Director, Professor Paul Lovejoy

Freedom Narratives Enslaved: People of the Historic Slave Trade Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.” The freedom narratives project personifies this African proverb, "the hunter' being European colonisers who have long dominated the literature on slavery for centuries. This insular approach misses […]

U.S. state-run sterilization policies targeted the poor in the 20th century

Source:  YFile: April 23, 2018   Cover of the book Fixing the Poor In Fixing the Poor: Eugenic Sterilization and Child Welfare in the Twentieth Century, author and history Professor Molly Ladd-Taylor uses institutional and medical records, court cases, newspapers and professional journals to reconstruct the stories of those targeted by eugenics programs between 1907 […]