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10Sep2018
Philip Creighton (1929-2018)

In Memorium - Philip Creighton

The Department of History lost a good friend last month with the passing of Philip Creighton (1929–2018). Together with several historians, donors, and friends, Philip was one of the founders of the...

25Jun2018
Cover image from Red Saxony

Jim Retallack interviewed by The New Books Network, for Red Saxony (2017)

The New Books Network recently interviewed Jim Retallack about his book Red Saxony, published in 2017. The 62-minute podcast can be accessed here: Red Saxony: Election Battles and the Spectre of Demo...

06Mar2018
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...

06Mar2018
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...

15Feb2018
Image of Professor Cindy Ewing

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...

22Jan2018
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...

11Dec2017
Photograph of JM Beattie

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...

27Oct2017
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 ...

24Oct2017
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...

15Aug2017
Photograph of Professor Donna Gabaccia.

Professor Donna Gabaccia Organizes Rally Condemning Racism and Bigotry

Professor Donna Gabaccia co-organized a rally to condemn the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The rally took place on Monday 14 August 2017, outside the US Consulate General T...

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