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Professor Jeffrey Pilcher performing a cooking demonstration in front of students.

Culinaria Research Centre Partners with Toronto Ward Museum

The Culinaria Research Centre, headed-up by Professors Jeffrey Pilcher and Daniel Bender, are partnering with the Toronto Ward Museum, for a new program called “Dishing Up Toronto.” The program wi...


Professor Jennifer Jenkins Discusses G20 Summit on CTV News

As world leaders convene this week for the G20 Summit, Professor Jennifer Jenkins was invited on CTV News to talk about the G20 meeting and protests taking place in Hamburg, Germany. She also particip...

Professor Michael Marrus

Professor Michael Marrus' Op-Ed in the Globe and Mail

Professor Michael Marrus wrote an op-ed column for the Globe and Mail exploring the question “Is Donald Trump a fascist?” In the op-ed, Professor Marrus discusses the definition of the term, the h...

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Professor William Nelson Wins Notting Hill Essay Prize

We are pleased to share the news that Professor William Nelson has been awarded the 2017 Notting Hill Essay Prize, and the accompanying £20,000 prize. Professor Nelson is a historian of ideas, who sp...

Photograph of exhibit at the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

Canada by Treaty at Queen's Park for Canada Day

We are pleased to share the news that the Canada by Treaty exhibit has been invited by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, to be on display in Her Honour’s suite...


Robert Bothwell Comments on Prime Minister Trudeau's Visit to UofT

On Thursday 22 June, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be speaking at UofT in an event co-organized by the Martin Prosperity Institute and The New York Times. In the sold out event, Prime Minister...

MacMillan, Margaret

Professor Margaret MacMillan Awarded UofT Honorary Degree Today

Professor Margaret MacMillan, a member of the Department of History, will be recognized with an honorary degree from the University of Toronto today. She will receive a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, ...

Photograph of Professor Norman Zacour.

In Memoriam: Professor Norman Zacour

We are saddened to share the news that Professor Emeritus Norman Zacour has passed away. He was 95. He took his MA at Columbia University and completed his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in 195...

Image of maple leafs in front of University of Toronto building.

Reflecting on the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in Canada

Dear alumni and friends of the Department of History, This is a significant year in Canada, given the 150th anniversary of Confederation, and our Department has been hosting a series of lectures and e...

Photograph of Professor Michael Bliss.

NY Times and Others Remember Professor Michael Bliss

With the passing of Professor Michael Bliss, media outlets across North America have written stories remarking on the significant impact of his life and scholarship.   The New York Times featured an ...