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News Category: Faculty

22Nov2016
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The Animal Game: New Book by Dan Bender on the History of Zoos

Dan Bender, a history professor at the University of Toronto at Scarborough, has a new book exploring the history of zoos from the 1870s to the 1970s. In The Animal Game: Searching for Wildness at the...

28Oct2016
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Indigenous people played key role in Confederation, says U of T researcher

A U of T researcher and his team will be the first to mine a historical archive that promises to shed new light on the critical role of Indigenous communities in the process of Confederation. Brian G...

17Oct2016
Professor Ron Pruessen in front of a class

Just In Time: A New U of T History Class Delves Into the Obama Presidency

Department of History Professor Ronald Pruessen is teaching a new first-year class called “Barack Obama as History – Barack Obama in History”, which delves into the controversies, highlight...

26Sep2016
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Craig Brown, Professor Emeritus of History, passed away on September 22

Our former colleague and long-serving department chair, Robert Craig Brown, passed away on September 22, following complications from surgery. Craig was a generous, spirited, and loyal colleague. He ...

14Sep2016
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SSHRC 2015 Partnership Development Grant - Growing GRASAC: mobilizing Great Lakes indigenous heritage for the 21st century

UTSG Associate Professor Heidi Bohaker has been awarded a SSHRC Partnership Development grant worth $192,454 over two years, for "Growing GRASAC: mobilizing Great Lakes indigenous heritage for the 21s...

01Jun2016
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UTSG Professor Eric Jennings wins Prix des Ambassadeurs

Eric Jennings, Distinguished Professor of the History of France and the Francophonie, has received the Prix des Ambassadeurs of the Académie Française for his book La France libre fut africaine, r...

01May2016
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CFP for “The Other 60s: A Decade That Shaped Canada and the World”

To mark the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, on Saturday 22 April 2017 the History Department, University of Toronto, will be hosting a day-long workshop titled “The Other 60s: A Decade That Shap...

01May2016
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Digital Teaching & Research project headed by Laurie Bertram on the Sex Trade in Toronto featured in Globe & Mail

Over the past year, Professor Laurie Bertram has been engaging her 400 level seminar students in a research project to plot the geographical location of the sex trade in 19th century Toronto: where we...

01May2016
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Congratulations to Ruth Sandwell: Promotion to Full Professor

We are happy to share the news that Professor Ruth Sandwell has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor. While her primary appointment is with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)...

01Apr2016
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Michael Bliss is first historian to be inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

On the 14th April, 2016, University Professor emeritus Michael Bliss was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame (CMFH), the first time that this organization has so honoured an individual who...

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