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Jill Lepore

Jill Lepore Coming to U of T for the F.E.L. Priestly Memorial Lectures in The History of Ideas

Professor Jill Lepore will be at University College March 13-15, to lecture on "The End of Knowledge."  March 13: Facts March 14: Numbers March 15: Data All lectures start at 4:30pm, room...

Charlie Keil

Charlie Keil on Three Trends to Watch at the 2018 Academy Awards

Three trends to watch at the Oscars this weekend Some of Hollywood’s greatest movies have never won an Academy Award. But there’s an indication that critically acclaimed movies are now being reco...

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New Appointment in Contemporary International History – Trinity College Announcement on Joint Hire with History

Supported in part by a generous donation to Trinity College by The Hon. William C. Graham and in partnership with the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts & Science, a new faculty position...

Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes by Li Chen

Li Chen wins Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize for 2018

Li Chen’s book, Chinese Law in Imperial Eyes: Sovereignty, Justice, and Transcultural Politics (Columbia, 2016), has just been awarded the prestigious Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize for 2018 by...

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U of T Remembers J.M. Beattie

Those who knew John Maurice (J.M.) Beattie say he showed genuine interest in the lives of others: family, friends, acquaintances – and people who lived centuries ago. Beattie, who died in July of...

Professor Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto

Connaught Global Challenge Award: Five U of T teams share $1.23 million in funding

Five ambitious global projects at the University of Toronto, from tackling public health issues to creating models to build "smarter" villages, are sharing $1.23 million this year from the Connaught ...

Department of History Professor Lynne Viola

Secret documents enable U of T historian to shed new light on Soviet’s Great Terror

A new book is shedding a stark light on one of the darkest periods in the history of the former Soviet Union, after a Faculty of Arts & Science researcher uncovered a treasure trove of previously ...

Ronald Pruessen

Professor Ronald Pruessen authors an op-ed on the dangers of tuning Trump out

Professor Ronald Pruessen discusses the perils of Donald Trump's presidency in an op-ed in Newsweek.  Beware turning off the Trump show. That’s when things get dangerous.   ...

Tamara Walker

Historian helps connect students to the often unheard voices of the past

An expert on slavery and gender in colonial Latin America, Tamara Walker joined U of T’s history department in the Faculty of Arts & Science this fall as an assistant professor after teachin...

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Professor Nakanyike Musisi was one of two U of T faculty members honoured by the African Alumni Association

When she started at the University of Toronto in the 1980s, Nakanyike B. Musisi was the first African woman to be a PhD candidate in the history department. Today, the associate professor of African ...