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30Oct2018

Jennifer Jenkins speaks on German Chancellor Merkel's retirement

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Modern German History Jennifer Jenkins speaks with CTV's Critical Mention, on Angela Merkel's decision to retire after her current term as German Chanc...

16Oct2018

Heidi Bohaker comments on rare find of 340-year-old map of Toronto

Geographer Rick Laprairie has been studying early maps of the Great Lakes for about 25 years, but he recently came across what he calls "a piece of Toronto history that no one else had really noticed"...

14Sep2018

Sean Mills Named to Royal Society of Canada's College for Emerging Scholars

Democracy is under threat in many places globally, from the suppression of voting rights and influence of money in political campaigns to the collapse of longstanding democratic institutions. For Yas...

10Sep2018
Philip Creighton (1929-2018)

In Memorium - Philip Creighton

The Department of History lost a good friend last month with the passing of Philip Creighton (1929–2018). Together with several historians, donors, and friends, Philip was one of the founders of the...

12Jul2018
Order of Canada medals

Bob Bothwell named to Order of Canada

More than two dozen leading lights associated with the University of Toronto have been recognized by the Order of Canada – one of the country's highest civilian honours. The long list of luminaries...

27Jun2018
University Professor Lynne Viola

Lynne Viola awarded Molson Prize for Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial

University Professor Lynne Viola of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s department of history has been named one of two recipients of the Canada Council for the Arts’ prestigious Thomas Henry Pe...

25Jun2018
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Professor Nhung Tran op-ed in Toronto Star: How Canadians can help children horrifically detained in US — and Canada

Like so many of my fellow Canadians, I have been horrified by how the United States Department of Homeland Security has separated at least 2,000 children from their families since April 19. We have se...

25Jun2018
Cover image from Red Saxony

Jim Retallack interviewed by The New Books Network, for Red Saxony (2017)

The New Books Network recently interviewed Jim Retallack about his book Red Saxony, published in 2017. The 62-minute podcast can be accessed here: Red Saxony: Election Battles and the Spectre of Demo...

19Jun2018
Prof. Jill Kerr sitting at a desk

In Memoriam: Professor Jill Ker Conway

Dear Colleagues, Many of you have already heard the sad news of the recent death of our former colleague Jill Ker Conway (1934-1918).   We are planning an appropriate memorial, likely in the fall wh...

05Jun2018
Tamara Walker

Tamara Walker wins Connaught New Researcher Award

It was in Seville, Spain, that Tamara Walker experienced a breakthrough while researching the complex relationship between Black slaves and pirates in colonial Latin America. Working inside the Gene...

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