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Indigenous people played key role in Confederation, says U of T researcher

A U of T researcher and his team will be the first to mine a historical archive that promises to shed new light on the critical role of Indigenous communities in the process of Confederation. Brian G...

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Just In Time: A New U of T History Class Delves Into the Obama Presidency

Department of History Professor Ronald Pruessen is teaching a new first-year class called “Barack Obama as History – Barack Obama in History”, which delves into the controversies, highlight...

Craig Brown

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 ...

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SSHRC 2015 Partnership Development Grant - Growing GRASAC: mobilizing Great Lakes indigenous heritage for the 21st century

UTSG Associate Professor Heidi Bohaker has been awarded a SSHRC Partnership Development grant worth $192,454 over two years, for "Growing GRASAC: mobilizing Great Lakes indigenous heritage for the 21s...

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Alumni Portraits: Championing literacy for social justice

Paola Jani (BA 2001, political science, history, South Asian studies) has worked with non-governmental organizations and international development agencies in Canada and around the world. She has been...

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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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Alumni Portraits: “I can’t name how many outstanding professors I had."

As a political science and history major, Mark Slade found U of T to be long on openness and ideology, and short on attitude or arrogance. He says that environment shaped him. “It helped me become ...

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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...

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UTSG Professor Eric Jennings wins Prix des Ambassadeurs

Eric Jennings, Distinguished Professor of the History of France and the Francophonie, has received the Prix des Ambassadeurs of the Académie Française for his book La France libre fut africaine, r...

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UTSC History Faculty Hosting Scarborough Fare Conference, 22-25 June 2016

From June 22 to 25, University of Toronto history faculty on the Scarborough campus will host the Joint 2016 Annual Meetings and Conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society; the A...