Poverty and Scarcity in Global History
Queen's Global History Initiative and the Poverty Research Network at University of Glasgow are proud to partner for an upcoming conference: "Poverty and Scarcity in Global History," Feb.
Dr. Rebecca Gruskin joins Queen’s University as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Global History. Her scholarship spans social history, environmental history, and the history of capitalism, with a focus on mining industries in modern North Africa and the Middle East.
Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Collins on winning the American Historical Association's Morris D.
Karen Dubinsky publishes op-ed in the Toronto Star: The End of History? Why we must reopen the archives
Karen Dubinsky, Professor in the Departments of History and Global Development Studies has published an op-ed in the Toronto Star on the delayed re-opening of archives and the impact on researchers.
Students enrolled in History 400-006 ‘Bordering on Criminal’ enjoyed a special opportunity for experiential learning on October 6, as they toured the imposing structure of Kingston Peniten
Dr. Eric Fillion joins the Department of History as a Buchanan postdoctoral fellow.
Reflection on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in the Classroom
Current History MA student Michaela Cardo has been Highly Commended by the Global Undergraduate Awards for her two undergraduate submissions:
Julia Aguiar, a second year MA student, worked this summer for Rise Up Feminist Archive, a digital archive of the Canadian women’s movement. Here she reflects on the history of immigrant women’s organizing in Canada, which is the topic of her MA thesis.
A warm congratulations to Shannon Brown, PhD Candidate, on winning the Canadian Studies Network Best Article Published in the Journal of Canadian Studies Prize! Shannon's article, "Molly Wood's Bush: Settler Colonialism, Queer Activism, and Commemoration in Toronto," can be found in Vol.
This exhibition examines stories of forced migration in the history of Queen’s University and within the Queen’s community. It reflects the diverse trajectories of those who sought refuge: some found sanctuary at Queen’s, and Kingston became their new home.
The History DSC is now hiring for 2021-2022 positions! Joining the History Department Student Council is a great way to connect with other students during your History degree.
Get hands-on practice in editing and production, hone your critical reading and thinking skills and take a big step into the world of published research scholarship. It is expected that the journal will publish one issue per year at the end of winter term.
Timothy Olinski’s (PhD Candidate) article “The Archaic Greek Way of War”, has been
Dr. Karen Dubinsky talks about the protests taking place in Cuba and the US economic blockade.
Dr. Steven Maynard's "Pride and prejudice: With only nine LGBTQ criminal record expungements, what's to celebrate?" reflects on the History of the Expungement Act in Canada and outlines what more needs to be done.
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Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries & Historic presents a webinar that will provide you with the basics for developing an effective ePortfolio for personal and professional growth.
Congratulations! In a normal year, we would attend convocation and invite you and your families to join us in a reception after the ceremony to celebrate your accomplishments.
Congratulations to Austin Wild whose submission based on a HIST 876 paper “Warden & Odlum: Positional Vs.
Matthew Barrett (PhD 2019) has produced the first peer-reviewed, original comic book ever published within an academic article. His “'He would be expected to crack': Battle Exhaustion, Desertion and the Court Martial of Lieutenant R. J.
It is our pleasure to announce our 2021 graduating student award winners! These awards honour students for their dedication and outstanding performance in their History courses over the course of their degree.
Undergraduate Student Marshalls Historical Research to Address Contemporary Issues of Child Marriage
Building on her HIST 515 Independent Research Paper, Prishni Seyone has officially launched the social media awareness campaign of her organization, Starts With Youth.
Karabela's new book Islamic Thought Through Protestant Eyes was published by Routledge.
The obituary for Geoff can be viewed here: https://www.arbormemorial.ca/reid/obituaries/geoffrey-smith/64362
Dr. Tabitha Renaud, (PhD History Graduate) will speak on “Without Words: The Communication Barrier between Indigenous Peoples and the Earliest European Explorers in North America” on Wednesday, April 14th @7:00 pm via Zoom
As part of the Buchanan post-doctoral research and with the support of the Nugent Fund, Max Hamon has created a new podcast based upon a series of interviews with the authors of recent books on the history of policing in Canada, the United States and the border between.
Undergraduate History student, Philippe Haddad, is among the winners of the Queen's CFRC radio station interview for his paper presentation at the I@Q Undergraduate Research Conference on March 11th, 2021.
Prishni Seyone has been selected as a Pathy Fellow for the 2021-2022 cohort for the Toronto-based Starts With Youth initiative, of which she is the founder. Starts With Youth aims to raise awareness and build educational resources related to childhood trauma and its intergenerat
A new book just released by McGill-Queen’s University Press, Why We Fight: New Approaches to the Human Dimension of Warfare, features seven current or former Queen’s historians: Rob Engen (PhD 2014) co-editor and chapte
On March 11th and 12th, 2021 the 15th Annual Inquiry @ Queen's Undergraduate Research Conference will be taking place.
Congratulations to Dr. Amitava Chowdhury on his exciting new appointment! The Department of History's Chair of Undergraduate Studies and an Associate Professor, Dr.
Queen's History Emerita, Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, was appointed to the Order of Canada in January 2021 for her contributions and leadership in the field of medical history.
Queen's History's Dr. Aditi Sen is keynote speaker of the Queen's Global Health Summit, which runs from February 5th to February 6th, 2021. Dr.
As a History student, there are lots of opportunities for you to engage with Canada’s rich history.
Congratulations to Eric Bateman and Katelyn Arac, winners of the 2019-2020 Teaching Fellow Teaching Award
Congratulations to Eric Bateman and Katelyn Arac, winners of the 2019-2020 History Teaching Awards. The Teaching Award presentation for all 2019-2020 recipients is available here.
Congratulations to Dr. Ishita Pande, winner of the 2019-2020 History Teaching Award. The Teaching Award presentation for all 2019-2020 recipients is available here.
Congratulations to Dr. Aditi Sen on her publication of Bollywood Horrors: Religion, Violence and Cinematic Fears in India.
Our HIST 212 interns have been hard at work this term on a number of in-person and remote placements. We have received overwhelming praise from our community and industry partners who have commented repeatedly about the resiliency of these students during this turbulent year.
Sean Marrs, a PhD candidate in the History Department, has won first place in the Matariki 3MT competition for his three minute talk, "City of Spies." His talk discusses the police surveillance of German spy Mme de Rebien and its connection to the foundation of a surveillance state in eighteenth-
Dr. Max Hamon has won the Prix de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec for his book, The Audacity of His Enterprise. Louis Riel and the Métis Nation That Canada Never Was, 1840-1875.
Faculty and instructors at Queen’s have been busy all summer long re-designing their courses for the upcoming remote term – and one of our History department profs has been using some creative ways to produce eye-catching content for her History seminar course!
Dr. Pasolli has joined a international, interdisciplinary research team to take part in a new project, “What is the Best Policy Mix for Diverse Canadian Families with Young Children?
Buchanan Post-Doctoral Fellow and Queen's History instructor Max Hamon was awarded the Wilson Book Prize for his first book, The Audacity of His Enterprise: Louis Riel and the Métis Nation That Canada Never Was, 1840–1875, which was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2019.
Congratulations to Dr. Carson for his recent appointment as editor for the Queen's Quarterly.
On April 6th, 2020 Sanober Umar successfully defended her dissertation and completed her degree in History remotely. Sanober’s thesis “Racializing Subalternity: Space, Caste, and Gender in Muslim Mohallas of Lucknow (1947-1993)” was completed under the supervision of Dr.
We're pleased to announce the publication of Dr. Jeffrey Collins's new book "In the Shadow of Leviathan: John Locke and the Politics of Conscience," by Cambridge University Press.
On 10 July 2019 the Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada and Associate Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, MP, visited Queen’s Kingston to announce a grant of $25 million over ten years to the Canadian Institute of Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR).
Scott de Groot (PhD 2015) starts a new job in Winnipeg as Curator, LGBTTQ+ Rights at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
We are excited to announce that Professor Don Akenson has been awarded the university's highest research-related honour and has been named a Distinguished University Professor.
Matthew Barrett, a PhD candidate, has been awarded the Histoire sociale / Social History best article prize for 2018 (https://twitter.com/Sociale_History/status/1136736740666880001).
Postdoctoral Fellow Swen Steinberg organizes in September 2020 the Biennial Conference of the North American Society for Exile Studies at Queen's University.
Peter Rayls is the inaugural recipient of the Royal Canadian Air Force Heritage Fund Keith Hodson Scholarship award worth $4,000. The Keith Hodson Scholarship award will be presented annually to a graduate student whose thesis focuses on an aspect of Canadian military aviation.
We are excited to announce that Dr. Nancy van Deusen has been awarded Queen's University's Prize for Excellence in Research.
Postdoctoral Fellow Swen Steinberg is one of the three editors of the recently launched blog "Migrant Knowledge" (www.migrantknowledge.org), hosted by the German Historical Institute in Washington/DC and its Pacific Regional Office at UC Berkeley.
A review of The Constant Liberal: Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour and the Canadian Social Democratic Left by Christo Aivalis (University of British Columbia Press, 2018) by Luke Savage.
PhD Candidate Heena Mistry recently launched a new podcast series with CFRC 101.9 FM featuring research and recordings by students in her Fall Term course, HIST 404: Themes in Diaspora History. Students in this course recorded these podcasts in November 2018. The podcast series, Deliberations i
On November 29th at the Annual Department Faculty Lecture and Holiday Party two instructors were awarded the Department Teaching Awards.
Abstract: Piracy in Somalia sheds light on an often misunderstood world, oversimplified and demonized in the media and largely decontextualized in scholarly and policy works.
On November 7th the second floor of the grad club was full of faculty, staff and students who gathered to wish Dr. Bailey well in his retirement.
A group led by Dr Allan English that includes Dr Claire Cookson-Hills from the History Dept has been awarded a grant of $210,000 over 5 years by Veterans Affairs Canada from the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund. Their project was one of 21 selected out of 155 applicants.
Congratulations to Dr. Jacalyn Duffin!
Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine at Queen’s University (1988-2017),will be inducted to the Canadian Medical Hall of Frame.
PhD Candidate Sonia Dussault won third prize at the Canadian Defence Association Institute’s 21st Annual Graduate Student Symposium held at RMCC on September 30-October 2, 2018 with her presentation “Exploring Canada’s First Way of War and Peace to Address Complex Twenty-First-Century Security Ch
Encouraged by his supervisor, Barrington Walker, to include in his introduction an overview of theoretical approaches to biography, PhD candidate Daniel R. Meister realized that little had been written on the subject.
Richard Goette (PhD 2009) has been hired by the Department of Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College (CFC)/Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) as an Associate Professor to teach at CFC. Part of his hiring announcement is below. Allan
The 2018 Barry Smith Symposium aims to introduce and tackle issues that are important for healthcare and systemic change. We hope to educate guests so that they can recognize the challenges ahead of them, and to inspire them to take action in the face of these challenges.
The Talman Lecture: The Honourable Leonard Braithwaite: The Imprint of a Black Canadian Legal Pioneer on the History of Modern Ontario
Thursday, March 21, 2019
2:30 - 4:00pm
Location: Western University
"For the first time in the history of Historica Canada’s Heritage Minutes, the newest segment focuses on LGBTQ history in Canada, specifically Jim Egan, Canada’s first gay rights activist.
Charlotte won the best paper award, sponsored by the Canadian International Council's International Journal and Sage Publishing at the Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada 11th Annual Workshop.
New website showcasing the collaborative food history projects of students in Dr. Aditi Sen’s HIST 214, The Global History of Food.
The Constant Liberal: Pierre Trudeau, Organized Labour, and the Canadian Social Democratic Left was produced through Christo's Doctoral Dissertation at Queen's under the supervision of Dr.
Melanie Ng, an MA student, has been awarded a bursary by the Canadian Battlefields Foundation Study to participate in a Battlefield Study Tour 25 May to 11 June 2018.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Klaus Hansen. Dr. Hansen joined the Department of History in 1967 and retired in 1996.
He was a supportive, kind and caring person and we will miss him very much (and his contagious laugh).
AFRICAN LIBERATION THEOLOGY: Intergenerational Conversations on Eritrea’s Futures by Ghirmai Negash & Awet T. Weldemichael
On Thursday 1 February, Allan English appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, which is currently looking at “Barriers to Transition and Measurable Outcomes of Successful Transition.” His presentation was on Systemic Barriers to Veteran Transition which was fol
When I was a graduate student I read a book called Konin. It was about an old Polish town, its history of Jewish-Christian co-existence during the middle ages, its destruction of Jews--neighbors turning on neighbors--during the Holocaust. I was devastated. I dialed Dr.
We are very saddened to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Gerald Tulchinsky. Jerry joined the Department of History in 1966 and taught Jewish History past his retirement in 1999. In his retirement, he continued to work passionately on his research to present day.
At the November 30th Annual Faculty Lecture/reception the award winners of the 2016-17 History Teaching Awards were presented.
Faculty and students are cordially invited to listen to Dr. Laura Carlson's podcast, "The Feast", launching November 6th at 4 pm on CFRC 101.9 FM (or online at www.cfrc.ca). Dr.
Any Other Way is a new book on the queer history of Toronto.
New exhibit researched and curated by students in Steven Maynard’s HIST 312: Canadian Social History
Over 100 people turned out to help launch "The Taste of the Library," an exhibit of historical Canadian cookbooks curated by the students of HIST 312: Canadian Social History.
The Department of History welcomed a vibrant new cohort of graduate students to Queen’s at our annual graduate luncheon on Friday, September 8. The luncheon was our most successful yet, with record numbers and lively conversation among new and returning students, faculty, and staff.
Ryan Goldsworthy (MA 2011) organized and spoke at the first annual Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI) Military History Symposium held in Toronto on 13 October 2017.
Congratulations to Professor Jeff McNairn who was recently awarded two prizes for his article, ‘“The common sympathies of our nature”: Moral Sentiments, Emotional Economies, and Imprisonment for Debt in Upper Canada.’ On May 30th, during the annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association,
Congratulations to Amitava Chowdhury and Donald Akenson, Vassili Schedrin, and Awet Weldemichael for their recent publications
- Between Dispersion and Belonging: Global Approaches to Diaspora in Practice - edited by Amitava Chowdhury and Donald Harmon Akenson.
- Jewish Souls, Bureaucratic Minds Jewish Bureaucracy and Policymaking in Late Imperial Russia, 1850-1917 by Vassili Schedrin
- Changing Horizons of African History edited by Awet T. Weldemichael, Anthony A. Lee, and Edward A. Alpers
Jeremy Adelman, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Princeton University: "The Witness and the Other: Photography and the Origins of Humanitarianism”
Between 1850 and 1914, there was a worldwide double transformation.
Tim Smith, this year's winner of History's Faculty Teaching Award was praised by his students for his positive outlook, and challenging, but practical and fair, course design.
On Friday and Saturday, November 4-5th, the Department hosted a colloquium on Crisis and Migration in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
Hist 240-001 Fall - Issues in History: Islamophobia from the Crusaders to Donald Trump
Instructors: Dr. Adnan Husain/Dr. Ariel Salzmann
Kerim Kartal works on the center of the Eastern-Roman (Byzantine) church, which is the institution called the Patriarchate of Constantinople, for his Ph.D. dissertation.
Dr. Jane Errington Wins 2016 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision
Holy Men of Mount Athos, Edited and translated by Richard P. H. Greenfield and Alice-Mary Talbot. Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library 40 (Harvard University Press, 2016).
Congratulations to Dr. Laura Carlson for receiving this year’s W.J. Barnes Teaching award for excellence in teaching.This award is presented by the Arts & Science Undergraduate Society and considered by them the highest tribute.
Professor Karen Dubinsky publishes new book: Within and Without the Nation: Canadian History as Transnational History.
Ian Hope's A Scientific Way of War: Antebellum Military Science, West Point, and the Origins of American Military Thought is based on his 2011 PhD dissertation in the department and is now available from University of Nebraska Press. Dr.
Queenship and Revolution in Early Modern Europe: Henrietta Maria and Marie Antoinette.
Congratulations to History Ph.D. graduate, Dr. Robert Engen for his most recent publication.
Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Manley who is a second time winner of History's Faculty Teaching Award.
Michael Eamon's Imprinting Britain: Newspapers, Sociability, and the Shaping of British North America is based on his 2011 PhD dissertation in the department and is now available from McGill-Queen's University Press. Dr.
The students of Hist 210 "History of Sexuality in Canada" took an in-depth look at Queen's history in tackling sexual violence on campus. Steven Maynard and his students were interviewed for a news story in the Queen's Gazette.