Canadian and Irish History
Specialization: Ireland since 1800
Phone: 613-533-6000, ext: 74378
Office: Watson Hall, 301
Ph.D. Harvard University, 1967
Ed. M. Harvard University, 1963
B.A. Yale College, 1962
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
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).
HIST803: Topics in Irish History, 1798 to the Present.
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