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Queen's University
 

Don Akenson Akenson.jpg

Douglas Professor
Canadian and Irish History
Specialization: Ireland since 1800

E-mail: 8da8@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext: 74378
Fax: 613-533-6298
Office: Watson Hall, 301


Education

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1967
Ed. M. Harvard University, 1963
B.A. Yale College, 1962

Academic Degrees (honorary):

D.Litt (hon.causa) Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, 2010
D.L.H. (hon. causa) The Queen's University of Belfast, 2008
D. Laws (hon. causa) University of Regina, 2002
D. Litt (hon. causa) University of Guelph, 2000

D. Hum. (hon. causa) Lethbridge University, 1996
D. Litt. (hon. causa) McMaster University, 1995

About

Dr. Akenson is an internationally acclaimed scholar and author who is considered the world's foremost authority on the Irish Diaspora. He has written several books, including the highly critically acclaimed Surpassing Wonder: The Invention of the Bible and the Talmuds and St. Saul: A Skeleton Key to the Historical Jesus.His most recent novel is the two volume, An Irish History of Civilization (London: Granta, 2006). His most recent academic story book is Ireland, Sweden and the Great European Migration, 1815-1914 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, and Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011).

Courses Taught

Graduate

HIST803: Topics in Irish History, 1798 to the Present.

Major Publications

See Curriculum Vitae 


 

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