Two recent, award-winning graduates of the Queen's History Master's program have been successful in finding jobs related to their historical research.
Iryna Skubii (PhD Candidate) has published “Food Waste and Survival in Times of the Soviet Famines in Ukraine” in the Journal of Contemporary History (July 2023).
Karen Lilja Loftsdottir (PhD Candidate) will be presenting “Iceland and Canada in the Second World War: A Social History of the Canadian Occupation of Iceland, 1940-1945” on August 6th at the Icelandic Festival in Gimli, Manitoba, which thousands of people attend each year.
Maggie Ross (PhD Candidate) has published '"Your Town is Rotten": Prostitution, Profit, and the Governing of Vice in Kingston, Ontario, 1860s-1920s" in the Journal of the History of Sexuality 32, no. 2 (May 2023).
Jake Breadman (PhD Candidate) has published "Calories and Culture: Food, Drink, and the British Army in Early Nineteenth Century Upper Canada" in Ontario History 11
Joanne Archibald (PhD Candidate) awarded The Donald S. Rickerd Fellowship in Canadian-American Studies
Joanne Archibald (PhD Candidate) has been awarded the 2023-24 Donald S. Rickerd Fellowship in Canadian-American Studies.
Claire Litt (PhD 2022) receives Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia
Dr. Claire Litt (PhD 2022) has received a postdoctoral fellowship at the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Science History Institute, a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia that focuses on the history of chemistry, engineering, and life sciences.
PhD Candidate Joe Borsato has received a prestigious Huntington Library Fellowship. This fellowship provides a short-term grant for Joe to conduct research at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, during the 2023-24 academic year.
Graduate History Students' Association invites submissions for 20th Annual McGill-Queen's Graduate History Conference
The Graduate History Students’ Association in the Department of History at Queen’s University is pleased to invite submissions for its 20th Annual McGill-Queen’s Graduate History Conference, which will be held virtually April 28-29, 2023.
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.
Iryna Skubii (PhD Candidate) has published her essay "Famines in Soviet Ukraine. What We Still Need to Know" with IWMpost.
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The Department of History is pleased to announce that this year's edition of Chronicles, the History Department's annual newsletter, is out now.
Emma Wyse (PhD Candidate) writes guest blog on The Rosamond Woolen Company and Mississippi Textile Museum
Emma Wyse (PhD Candidate) recently published an article for the Kingston and Area Association of Museums, Art Galleries, and Historic Sites (KAM) website as a Visitor-in-Residence Guest Blogger.
History PhD candidate Adam Morin was interviewed about his research on food and food culture in the Byzantine Empire for the Medieval Grad Podcast, hosted by Dr. Lucie Laumonier.
Kandice Baptiste (MA student) discusses community-based research project on Kanyen’keha:ka (Mohawk) ironworkers
To mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30), Dr.
Julian Yang (PhD 2020) joins Kangwon National University in Korea as a tenure track assistant professor in Ancient and Medieval Western History.
Kangwon National University is one of the top ten national flagship universities in Korea.
Katelyn Arac (PhD 2022) joins Wilfrid Laurier University as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Laurier Legacy Project, a public history project that examines the times and legacy of Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
Melissa Shaw (PhD 2021) receives honourable mention for Canadian Historical Association's John Bullen Prize
Melissa N. Shaw (PhD 2021) has received Honourable Mention for the Canadian Historical Association's 2022 John Bullen Prize for her dissertation "Blackness and British 'Fair Play': Burgeoning Black Social Activism in Ontario and its Responses to the Canadian Colour Line, 1919-1939."
Austin Wild (BAH 2020 and MA 2021) awarded Journal of Military and Strategic Studies' 2022 Annual Student Award of Excellence
Austin Wild (BAH 2020 and MA 2021) has been awarded second prize for the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies' 2022 Annual Student Award of Excellence for his MA thesis, "Accidental Humanitarians: The Mission of “Dunsterforce” in Eastern Anatolia, Iran and the Caucasus, January to S
Charlotte Duval-Lantoine (MA 2019) has published a new book entitled The Ones We Let Down: Toxic Leadership Culture and Gender Integration in the Canadian Forces (McGill-Queen's University Press, 20
PhD candidate Iryna Skubii receives fellowships from German Historical Institute and Institute for Human Sciences
PhD candidate Iryna Skubii received residential fellowships from the German Historical Institute in Warsaw, Poland, and the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria.
PhD candidate Erin Gallagher-Cohoon received honourable mention for the Osgoode Society's R. Roy McMurtry Fellowship in Legal History for her dissertation project on the history of queer families in Canada.
Deirdre McCorkindale appointed Assistant Professor in Black Canadian History at University of Guelph
Deirdre McCorkindale (PhD candidate) has been appointed Assistant Professor in Black Canadian History at the University of Guelph. She will teach in the History department and the new Black Canadian Studies Minor program. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2022.
Dr. Melissa Shaw (PhD 2021) will join McGill University's Department of History and Classical Studies as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2022.
Carlie Visser (PhD Candidate) has been selected as Champion for Mental Health.
She was nominated by one of her students in HIST 283: Gender in North American History, 1880 to 2000, which she taught in Winter 2022.
PhD Candidate Michael Borsk has been awarded the 2022-23 Dunn Dissertation Fellowship at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies.
The Dunn Dissertation Fellowship will support Michael's residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia next year.
Matthew Barrett has published a new book, Scandalous Conduct: Canadian Officer Courts Martial, 1914-45, with UBC Press as part of the Studies in Canadian Military History series.
Matthew Barrett (PhD 2019) and Robert Engen (PhD 2014) publish new graphic history of Hill 70 and Canada's First World War
Queen's University History alumni Matthew Barrett (PhD 2019) and Robert C. Engen (PhD 2014) have co-authored a new graphic history book called Through Their Eyes: A Graphic History of Hill 70 and Canada's First World War.
Congratulations to Patrick Corbeil (PhD 2017) on his recently published book Empire and Progress in the Victorian Secularist Movement which was based on his dissertation that he completed in the Department of History
PhD candidate Alanna Loucks has received the Charles J. Watts Research Fellowship (2022-23) from the John Carter Brown Library.
PhD student Joanne Archibald has been awarded The Donald S. Rickerd Fellowship in Canadian-American Studies.
This summer Rob Engen (PhD 2014) will take up a position as a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia, working exclusively with the Australian War College in Canberra.
PhD candidate Victoria Cosby competed in the first heat of the 2022 Queen's University Three Minute Thesis Competition on March 16th.
Carli LaPierre, a first-year History PhD student, was recently awarded the Faculty of Arts and Science Dean's Award for Social Justice.
PhD candidate Louis-Patrick St-Pierre has been awarded a prestigious, all expenses paid, eight-week Summer Fellowship at the Harvard University Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C.
Congratulations to History PhD Candidate Erin Gallagher-Cohoon, who recently received First Prize in the Prairefire: A Canadian Magazine of New Writing’s Creative Non-Fiction Competition for her piece “Dads in Dust.”
History PhD candidate Deirdre McCorkindale will be featured in Crossroads, an upcoming Alibi Entertainment Docuseries produced for TVOntario (TVO).
Crossroads will focus on towns in Canada that have gone through “boom-and-bust” periods
Congratulations to Deanna Turner, this year’s winner of the Department of History Teaching Fellow Teaching Award!
Living Histories: A Past Studies Journal is excited to announce that paper submissions are now open for the first annual issue of the Department of History's undergraduate journal, which will be published in May 2022.
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.
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.
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.
Timothy Olinski’s (PhD Candidate) article “The Archaic Greek Way of War”, has been
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 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.
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
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.
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-
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the November 30th Annual Faculty Lecture/reception the award winners of the 2016-17 History Teaching Awards were presented.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Manley who is a second time winner of History's Faculty Teaching Award.