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Department of History, University of Toronto: Statement on US Executive Order on Immigration

Department of History, University of Toronto Statement on US Executive Order on Immigration The United States Government has issued an executive order temporarily banning immigrants and visa holders f...

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Professor Li Chen Shares Meal with Toronto Life Reporter

Professor Li Chen (Department of History) and Professor Ruoyun Bai (Media Studies, UTSC) recently shared a meal with a reporter from Toronto Life at Anne’s Magic Kitchen, a northern Chinese restaur...

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Professor Charlie Keil Speaks about Drawing Filmmakers to Toronto

As Toronto Mayor John Tory is in Los Angeles courting producers, Professor Charlie Keil talks to UofT News about the draw of Toronto for filmmakers. Keil discusses how the low Canadian dollar along w...

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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'...

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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...

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In Memoriam: Chris Kobrak, Wilson-Currie Chair of Canadian Business and Financial History

Dear colleagues, I have some very sad and unexpected news.  Chris Kobrak, who held the Wilson/Currie Chair of Canadian Business and Financial History at Rotman, and who had started teaching in our De...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...