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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
Ronald Pruessen

Professor Ronald Pruessen authors an op-ed on the dangers of tuning Trump out

Professor Ronald Pruessen discusses the perils of Donald Trump's presidency in an op-ed in Newsweek.  Beware turning off the Trump show. That’s when things get dangerous.   ...

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...

29Sep2017
Image of Professor Nakanyike Musisi in her office standing in front of her book shelves.

Professor Nakanyike Musisi was one of two U of T faculty members honoured by the African Alumni Association

When she started at the University of Toronto in the 1980s, Nakanyike B. Musisi was the first African woman to be a PhD candidate in the history department. Today, the associate professor of African ...

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...

11Aug2017
Dr. Matt Price accepts J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award, 2017.

EDGI Wins Jameson Archival Advocacy Award!

The Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) has been award the J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award given by the Society of American Archivists. This award honors efforts to promote...

01Aug2017
Photograph of Professor Franca Iacovetta to the left.

Professor Franca Iacovetta Discusses Newcomers' Foodways

The Globe and Mail recently looked at the stories of Syrian refugees who arrived prior to 2012, and their impact on Canadian foodways. A specialist in the history of immigration and a co-editor of Ed...

17Jul2017
Photograph of Matt Prace

Dr. Matt Price Wins Teaching Award

We are pleased to share the news that Dr. Matt Price is the inaugural winner of the Kathleen O’Connell Teaching Excellent Award. The award recognizes the outstanding teaching and contributions of a ...

13Jul2017
Professor J.M. Beattie

In Memoriam: Professor J.M. Beattie

Dear Colleagues, We are saddened to share the news that Professor John M. Beattie has passed away. Professor Beattie earned his PhD from King’s College, Cambridge and in 1961, he was appointed to th...

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