The History Department welcomes our newest member: Principal and Vice- Chancellor Daniel Robert Woolf who joined the department on July 1, 2009. An alumnus of Queen's, the third in the university's 168-year history, Professor Woolf is an internationally recognized scholar who remains dedicated to his craft. In 2004, Dr. Woolf was awarded the John Ben Snow Foundation Prize for the best book by a North American scholar in any field of British Studies focusing on the period between the Middle Ages and the 18th century. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (2005) and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2006.
A specialist in early modern British cultural history and in the history of historical thought and writing, Principal Woolf is the author of many scholarly articles and monographs on this subject. He is also the editor of books and encyclopedias which view historical writing from a global perspective. Among his current projects, is the general editorship of the five-volume The Oxford History of Historical Writing, which will treat in chronological order the modes of documenting, conserving and narrating the past in the ancient Mediterranean, Europe, the Islamic world, India, China, Africa and the Americas, from antiquity to World War II. Dr. Woolf continues to supervise graduate students and plans to participate on a part-time basis in undergraduate teaching. Over the course of ‘09-‘10 academic year, he will be a guest-seminar leader for one session of History 121's six seminar groups.
November 9, 2009