Professor Margaret MacMillan Awarded U of T Honorary Degree Today

June 21, 2017 by Department of History Staff

Professor Margaret MacMillan, a member of the Department of History, will be recognized with an honorary degree from the University of Toronto today. She will receive a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, "for her outstanding services for the public good, as a public intellectual who brings history alive for the general public, both in Canada and around the world."  Among the other fifteen recipients for honorary degrees are political and cultural leaders in the Indigenous community, internationally-recognized lawyers and advocates as well as a Nobel Prize winner. Watch Professor MacMillan's address to Trinity and Innis College students as she receives her honorary degree.

We are pleased to share the news that in fall 2017, Professor MacMillan and Professor Robert Bothwell will be co-teaching HIS401Y: History of the Cold War.

Margaret O. MacMillan – A distinguished historian, she is renowned both for her academic work and as a public intellectual. She is best known for her award-winning book, Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World, which examined the diplomatic aftermath of the First World War. Her most recent book is History’s People: Personality and History. She is currently warden of St. Antony’s College and a professor of international history, University of Oxford (she is on leave from U of T's department of history).  She is also a graduate and former provost of Trinity College.

Read more about Professor MacMillan and the awarding of her honorary degree at UofT News. In an interview with CBC Politics, listen to Professor MacMillan's comment regarding Queen Elizabeth's speech from the throne and what's next for Theresa May.