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News Category: In the News

23Jan2017
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Professor Michelle Murphy's Data-Rescuing Hackathon featured in Wired

In December of 2016, Michelle Murphy and Matt Price, two members of the Department of History, organized a "Guerilla Archiving" event to identify, preserve and archive data from the United States'...

19Jan2017
Professor Ron Pruessen in front of a class

Professor Ron Pruessen Speaks about the Legacy of US President Barack Obama

Ron Pruessen, a professor in the Department of History, is in the midst of writing a book about President Obama. He also teaches a first-year undergraduate seminar course on President Obama’s years ...

11Jan2017
Shafique Virani gives a lecture in front of e red TED X logo.

Professor Shafique Virani Speaks at TEDx Talk about Countering Islamophobia

With shocking evidence, hilarious anecdotes, heart-wrenching personal stories, and brilliant insights into world events, Dr. Shafique Virani urges us to confront the Clash of Ignorance between the Wes...

10Jan2017
Photograph of Professor Michael Gervers.

Professor Michael Gervers’ Donation Helps to Launch Course on Ancient Ethiopian Language

This week Michael Gervers, a Professor in the Department of History, took part in a new course to learn the ancient Ethiopian language of Ge’ez. In offering the new course, the University of Toronto...

04Jan2017
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Professor Michael Bliss Discusses the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

Professor Emeritus Michael Bliss discussed the significance of the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation with Don Martin, the host of CTV’s Power Play. You can watch the interview online. The...

20Dec2016
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Members of the History Department Host Archiving Event to Preserve Environmental Data

Michelle Murphy and Matt Price, two members of the Department of History, are organizing a "Guerilla Archiving" event on Saturday, December 17th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A response to the election of ...

07Dec2016
Students sitting outside Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto.

Three History Undergraduate Students Recognized at Global Summit in Ireland

Three history undergraduate students have been recognized for their outstanding coursework. Benson Cheung, a History Major Student, Anneliese Mills, a History Major Student, and Anne Deregowski, a His...

30Nov2016
Students in History Lecture at the University of Toronto.

Skip the mid-term in history: U of T students adopt 200 year old diets from Southeast Asia

In HIS346H Rice and Spice in Southeast Asia: a Regional Food History, Professor Nhung Tran teaches her undergraduate students through an experiential learning project. After choosing from a list of pe...

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...

01Sep2016
Photo of Rita Leistner

Alumni Portraits: Afghanistan war, Marshall McLuhan and Green Lantern

War photographer, University of Toronto lecturer and alumna Rita Leistner has just returned from France where she was artist-in-residence for two exhibits — one based on her collaboration with Marie...

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