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News Category: In the News

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
Image of Marlin Perkins Zoo Parade board game.

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...

09Jun2016
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#UofTGrad16: The 39-year academic journey of Clive Davies

Congratulations from the Department of History to history specialist Clive Davies! The Woodsworth grad is the oldest BA graduate, at 79, of this year’s convocations. Read the full story at U of T...

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...

01Mar2016
Banana workers stand in line during the 1954 strike in Honduras.

Prof. Kevin Coleman's work featured in Slate Magazine

Slate Magazine has published a story on Department of History Prof. Kevin Coleman’s book, A Camera in the Garden of Eden. Slate interviewed Prof. Coleman to ask about his formulation of the United F...

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