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 Kendra Boyd on her new book, "Scarlet and Black: Constructing Race and Gender at Rutgers 1865-1945"

Dear Colleagues: It is especially joyous for me to inform you of a publication by our most recent colleague, Kendra Boyd.  As a postdoctoral associate with the Scarlet and Black Project, Kendra directed the team of graduate researchers and subsequently co-edited the second volume of Scarlet and Black: Constructing Race and Gender at Rutgers 1865-1945. […]

Online course explores North America before colonialism

For at least 15,000 years before the first Europeans arrived in North America, the continent was inhabited by a variety of creative, sophisticated and technologically skilled cultures. Yet, most history courses about North America begin with First Contact, as it is called – a decidedly Eurocentric approach that Carolyn Podruchny, a York University historian, is […]

The Department of History Welcomes Alan Corbiere as Assistant Professor

Dear Colleagues: It is truly wonderful to start 2020 by welcoming our new colleague, Dr. Alan Corbiere, to the Department of History. He is a scholar of Indigenous history in Canada and the United States, specializing in Anishinaabe history and culture of the northern Great Lakes region in the 18th and 19th centuries. His doctoral […]

Carolyn Podruchny Promoted to Full Professor

Dear Colleagues: I am happy to report that, unsurprisingly, our colleague Carolyn Podruchny has been confirmed in her promotion to Full Professor.  In her letter to Carolyn, President Lenton noted: You have a well-established and impressive research record that has earned you a national and international reputation in Canadian history and the history of its […]

Congratulations to Tom Cohen on his new book, "Roman Tales: A Reader's Guide to the Art of Microhistory"

    Dear Colleagues: Tom Cohen has given us a lovely parting gift in the form of a new book entitled Roman Tales: A Reader's Guide to the Art of Microhistory (Routledge).  The description and contents are below.  Please join me in congratulating our colleague on this wonderful accomplishment corresponding with the start of his […]