Nancy E. van Deusen publishes article in special issue of Atlantic Studies
Nancy van Deusen published "Indigenous war captives and mobility-oriented punishments: An Atlantic-Mediterranean world perspective" in a special issue of Atlantic Studies, "Indigenous Americans and the
Nancy E. van Deusen publishes new article in William and Mary Quarterly
Nancy E. van Deusen published "In the Tethered Shadow: Native American Slavery, African Slavery, and the Disappearance of the Past," in the William and Mary Quarterly, 80:2 (April 2023), 355-88.
Aditi Sen receives Principal's Impact Course award
Congratulations to Dr. Aditi Sen, who has received a Principal's Impact Course award for her proposed upper-year seminar course, "How Pandemics Shaped the History of the World."
Jeffrey Brison wins Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision
Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Brison, who has received the 2022 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision (AEGSS) from the School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs.
Don Akenson featured on New Books Network podcast
Professor Donald Akenson was featured on the New Books Network podcast on April 16, 2023. In this episode, Dr.
Eric Fillion awarded Promoting Student Inquiry Award
Eric Fillion has received the Promoting Student Inquiry Award (in partnership with Queen's Library), one of the
Laila Haidarali receives Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance’s Teaching Excellence Award
Laila Haidarali has received the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance's Teaching Excellence Award.
This award recognizes educators who excel at unlocking the potential of Ontario's young people. Laila was nominated by her undergraduate students in History.
Jeffrey Collins publishes article in Journal of Modern History
Jeffrey Collins recently published an article, "The Popish Plot: A Case Study in the Political History of Fear," in the March 2023 issue of The Journal of Modern History (95, no. 1).
Steven Maynard publishes article in The Conversation
Steven Maynard recently co-authored "Sex workers are left out in the cold by Ottawa’s unjust conviction amendments" in The Conversation.
Don Akenson publishes new book
Professor Don Akenson recently published a new book, The Americanization of the Apocalypse: Creating America's Own Bible (Oxford University Press, 2023).
Laila Haidarali, Andrew Jainchill, and Victoria Cosby win 2022 Department Teaching Awards
Congratulations to Dr. Laila Haidarali, Dr. Andrew Jainchill, and PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow Victoria Cosby, the winners of the 2021-2022 Department of History Teaching Awards.
Department publishes 2022 Annual Newsletter
The Department of History is pleased to announce that this year's edition of Chronicles, the History Department's annual newsletter, is out now.
Karen Dubinsky to Deliver 40th Annual Archives Lecture
Dr. Karen Dubinsky has been selected to speak at the 40th Annual Archives Lecture hosted by the Queen's Archives and Queen's Library on Thursday, October 20th, 2022. The lecture is titled "An Artistic Chronicle of Havana in the 1960s: Cuban-Canadian Harry Tanner", and will be held in Joseph S.
Adnan Husain offers free online course on the History of the Crusades
Dr. Adnan Husain will offer a new, online, free course called The Crusading Society this fall, beginning this Saturday, October 1.
Professor Emerita Jacalyn Duffin publishes new book on the history of Covid-19
Professor Emerita Jacalyn Duffin's new book, Covid-19: A History, will be published in October 2022 by McGill-Queen's University Press.
From McGill-Queen's University Press:
Dr. Nancy van Deusen appointed Principal Emeritus Daniel R. Woolf Professor in the Humanities
Nancy van Deusen was appointed the inaugural Principal Emeritus Daniel R. Woolf Professor in the Humanities.
Dr. van Deusen will hold the title for five years.
Megan Welton joins History Department as Marjorie McLean Oliver Postdoctoral Fellow
The History Department extends a warm welcome to our new Marjorie McLean Oliver Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Megan Welton.
History Department welcomes Amy Fedeski, new Alfred and Isabel Bader Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish History
The History Department is thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Alfred and Isabel Bader Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish History.
Daniel McNeil receives Honourable Mention for the Canadian Association of Theatre Research's 2022 Patrick O'Neill Award
Daniel McNeil has received an honourable mention from the Canadian Association of Theatre Research's 2022 Patrick O'Neill Award for
Scott Berthelette publishes new book on Métis in the Hudson Bay Watershed
Dr. Scott Berthelette has published a new monograph with McGill-Queen's University Press.
Four History Faculty Members receive SSHRC Insight Grants
The Department of History is thrilled to announce that four of our faculty members were awarded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grants in the 2022 competition.
Richard Greenfield publishes new co-edited and translated volume
Dr. Richard Greenfield has recently published Animal Fables of the Courtly Mediterranean: The Eugenian Recension of Stephanites and Ichnelates (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library 73; Harvard University Press, 2022), co-edited and translated with Alison Noble and Alexander Alexakis.
Daniel McNeil cross-appointed to Department of History
The Department offers a warm welcome to Dr. Daniel McNeil, who has recently been cross-appointed to History.
David Parker publishes new book on history of dueling in Uruguay
Dr. David Parker has published a new book entitled The Pen, the Sword, and the Law: Dueling and Democracy in Uruguay with McGill-Queen's University Press as part of the publisher's Iberian and Latin American Cultures Series.
Kerim Kartal selected as Champion for Mental Health
Dr. Kerim Kartal was recently chosen as a Champion for Mental Health. He was nominated by one of his students in HIST 259 Islamophobia: Crusades to the Present.
Amitava Chowdhury appointed Chair of the Department of History
Dr. Amitava Chowdhury has been appointed as the new Chair of the Department of History. He will take up the position in July 2022 for a five-year term.
Congratulations, Dr. Chowdhury, on this appointment, and welcome!
Scott Berthelette wins Principal's Impact Course Award
Dr. Scott Berthelette has received a Principal's Impact Course Award for his proposed undergraduate History course Turtle Island Speaks: What Geography, History, and Ecology Tells us about Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Histories of Eastern Ontario.
Nancy E. van Deusen wins Honorable Mention for the 2021 James Alexander Robinson Article Prize at the Conference on Latin American History
Karen Dubinsky publishes new piece, "The Only Tourist in Havana, December 2021"
Dr. Karen Dubinsky has published a new piece on the Between the Lines Blog.
Dr. Richard Greenfield wins 2020-21 Department of History Faculty Teaching Award
Congratulations to Dr. Richard Greenfield, winner of the 2020-2021 Department of History Faculty Teaching Award!
Karen Dubinsky receives the Panorama Award for the Cuban Culture and Society Program
On November 17th, Dr. Karen Dubinsky was awarded the Panorama Award from the Canadian Bureau for International Education for her work with Dr. Susan Lord (Department of Film and Media) for the Cuban Culture and Society program.
Jeffrey Brison receives Faculty of Arts & Science Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
The Department is delighted to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Brison has been selected as the recipient of this year's Faculty of Arts & Science Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.
American Historical Association Announces Jeff Collins as 2021 Prize Winner
Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Collins on winning the 2021 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.
History Department Welcomes Eric Fillion as Buchanan Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr. Eric Fillion joins the Department of History as a Buchanan postdoctoral fellow.
Truth and Reconciliation in the Classroom: History professors share their reflections
Queen's Refuge: Refugees and the University Exhibition Opens Next Week
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.
Dr. Karen Dubinsky talks about protests in Cuba
Dr. Karen Dubinsky talks about the protests taking place in Cuba and the US economic blockade.
Steven Maynard publishes op-ed reflecting on the third anniversary of the Expungement Act
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.
Read the full article:
Dr. Mehmet Karabela publishes new book "Islamic Thought Through Protestant Eyes"
Karabela's new book Islamic Thought Through Protestant Eyes was published by Routledge.
New Book by Queen's Historians
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
Dr. Scott Berthelette wins SSHRC Insight Development Grant
Dr. Scott Berthelette has been awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2021-2023) for his project “Métis Warriors: Trade, Diplomacy, and Warfare on the Northern Great Plains, 1783-1885.”
Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages.
Dr. Amitava Chowdhury Appointed Special Advisor to the Dean on Global & Decolonization Initiatives
Congratulations to Dr. Amitava Chowdhury on his exciting new appointment! The Department of History's Chair of Undergraduate Studies and an Associate Professor, Dr.
Dr. Aditi Sen as Keynote Speaker of the Queen's Global Health Summit, February 5th-6th, 2021
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.
Dr. Ishita Pande wins 2019-2020 Faculty Teaching Award
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.
Dr. Aditi Sen Publishes New Book
Congratulations to Dr. Aditi Sen on her publication of Bollywood Horrors: Religion, Violence and Cinematic Fears in India.
Queen's History Profs Elected to Royal Society of Canada
Dr. Caroline-Isabelle Caron Featured for Engaging Online Seminar Design
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. Lisa Pasolli Joins $2.5M Project to Design Childcare Policies
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?
Dr. Max Hamon Wins Wilson Book Prize
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.
Dr. Jamey Carson recently appointed editor of the Queen's Quarterly
Congratulations to Dr. Carson for his recent appointment as editor for the Queen's Quarterly.
Dr. Jeffrey Collins Publishes New Book
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.
2018-2019 Teaching Award Winners
Historians’ Project Recognized by Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada
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).
Dr. Don Akenson named Distinguished University Professor
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.
Dr. Swen Steinberg organizes international Exile Studies conference at Queen's
Postdoctoral Fellow Swen Steinberg organizes in September 2020 the Biennial Conference of the North American Society for Exile Studies at Queen's University.
Nancy van Deusen awarded Prize for Excellence in Research
We are excited to announce that Dr. Nancy van Deusen has been awarded Queen's University's Prize for Excellence in Research.
Dr. Swen Steinberg Launches Blog "Migrant Knowledge"
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.
Queen’s Historians Receive $210,000 Veterans Affairs Canada Grant
On International Women’s Day, Kingston MP Mark Gerretsen recognized the award of a $210, 000 five-year Veterans Affairs Canada research grant from its Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund to Queen’s University in collaboration with Servicewomen’s Salute Canada (SWS) (
Annual Department Teaching Awards
On November 29th at the Annual Department Faculty Lecture and Holiday Party two instructors were awarded the Department Teaching Awards.
Prof. Weldemichael's Forthcoming Book
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.
Retirement Party for Richard Bailey
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.
Queen's Historians awarded grant by Veterans Affairs Canada
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!
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.
2018 Barry Smith Symposium
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: A Black Legal Pioneer & History of Modern Ontario
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
Prof. Steven Maynard consults on first-ever LGBTQ Heritage Minute
"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.
Food History HIST 214 Launches Student Website Project
New website showcasing the collaborative food history projects of students in Dr. Aditi Sen’s HIST 214, The Global History of Food.
Professor Emeritus Klaus Hansen passes away
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).
Allan English Appears before Parliamentary Committee
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
Tribute to Dr. Gerald Tulchinsky by Dr. Gordon Dueck
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.
Professor Emeritus Gerald Tulchinsky passes away at 84
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.
Teaching Award Winners
At the November 30th Annual Faculty Lecture/reception the award winners of the 2016-17 History Teaching Awards were presented.
Dr. Laura Carlson launches new podcast "The Feast"
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.
New Book on Queer Toronto
Any Other Way is a new book on the queer history of Toronto.
Queen's Historians at International Conference
Allan English, ably assisted by PhD candidates Sonia Dussault and
History Welcome New Grad Students
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.
Queen’s History Graduate Organizes Symposium
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.
Professor Jeff McNairn Awarded Two Prizes
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
Drs. Tim Smith and Peter Price recognized for their outstanding teaching
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.
Steven Maynard wins Principal’s Teaching Award
Congratulations to Steven Maynard, who has been chosen as the recipient of the 2016 “Promoting Student Inquiry Teaching Award,” one in a series of teaching and learning prizes presented annual
New History Course in the News
Hist 240-001 Fall - Issues in History: Islamophobia from the Crusaders to Donald Trump
Instructors: Dr. Adnan Husain/Dr. Ariel Salzmann
Dr. Jane Errington wins Award for Excellence
Dr. Jane Errington Wins 2016 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision
Congratulations to Marc Epprecht
Congratulations to Marc Epprecht for his most recent publication, Welcome to Greater Edendale.
Congratulations to Dr. Richard Greenfield for his recent publication
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).
Dr. Laura Carlson winner of W.J. Barnes Teaching Award
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
Professor Karen Dubinsky publishes new book: Within and Without the Nation: Canadian History as Transnational History.
Global History Initiative - Inaugural Workshop
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.
2015 Teaching Award Winners
Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Manley who is a second time winner of History's Faculty Teaching Award.
Hist 210 Class Queen's History
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.