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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Luiza Samoilescu, a fourth-year History student in Prof. Jennifer Bonnell's History 4840: Public History course, has curated a new exhibition at the Archives of Ontario. Titled “Dressed Up: 70 Years of Marketing Women’s Fashion,” the exhibit showcases the history of women's fashion in Canada as depicted through the Archives' T. Eaton Company Ltd. (Eaton’s) catalogue […]
Congratulations from the Department of History and the Centre for Feminist Research to Dr. Funké Aladejebi and Dr. Rebecca Hall, Joint Winners of the 2016-17 Mary McEwan Memorial Award. Read more...
Dear Colleagues: As the world around us continues to suffer from various crises, this department keeps producing excellence. Our colleague Adrian Shubert, with Jose Alvarez Junco, has recently published a new book entitled The History of Modern Spain: Chronologies, Themes, Individuals (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018). Please join me in congratulating Adrian on yet another lovely book. […]
Source: YFile February 28, 2018 Events running as part of the annual Myseum of Toronto’s Intersections Festival will share York University research and archival material through an evening of film, an interactive exhibit and a walking tour that explores the city’s cultural and historical diversity. The Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections (CTASC) of York […]
Dear Colleagues: I am very happy to report that President Lenton has recently approved the recommendations of the Adjudicating and Senate Review Committees that our colleague Molly Ladd-Taylor be promoted to Full Professor. In her letter the president mentions that Molly's file "amply documents [the] stellar contributions in all three criterion areas." This, of course, […]