Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Kayla Dettingerkayla dettinger

M.A. Candidate
British History

 

Education

B.A. (Hons – Great Distinction) University of Windsor, 2016


About

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Windsor where I majored in history and minored in French studies. Throughout my undergrad I had the opportunity to work on several digital history projects that combined my interests in heritage studies and public history. At Queen’s University I work under the supervision of Dr. Sandra den Otter. I study the role of British charitable heritage trusts during the post-war period. Specifically, I analyze their involvement in constructing national, regional, and local ideas of memory, nostalgia, and shared histories through charitable policies and grants during the pivotal moments of the mid-twentieth century.

Selected Presentations

“A Town of Rye among the Garden Cities: A Global Comparative History of Walkerville, Ontario’s Town Planning.” 42nd Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association – Changing Social Connections in Time and Space, Montreal, Canada, 2017.

“Bridging the Border Cities: A History of Windsor and its Twentieth-Century Cross-Border Relationship.” University of Birmingham/Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site – BRIDGE: The Heritage of Connecting Places and Cultures, Coalbrookdale, England, UK, 2017.

“A Town of Rye among the Garden Cities: A Global Comparative History of Walkerville, Ontario’s Town Planning.” Queen’s University – McGill-Queen’s Graduate History Conference, Kingston, Canada, 2017.

“Digital Network Mapping”. University of Michigan - International Colloquium on Knowledge Networks and Health Innovation in the (North and South) Americas, Ann Arbor, USA, 2016.