Skip to main content

News

Category

Don Akenson speaks with Common Threads (NPR) about his latest book, The Americanization of the Apocalypse

Last week, Don Akenson did two half-hour programs on “Common Threads,” a co-production of WGVU Radio (NPR) and The Interfaith Dialogue Association, discussing his latest book, The Americanization of the Apocalypse (Oxford University Press, 2023).

Scott Berthelette and Alexander Peacock (PhD Candidate) publish an article in The New American Antiquarian

Ph.D. candidate Alexander Peacock and Scott Berthelette have published an article in the latest issue of The New American Antiquarian journal entitled, "Joseph Smith’s Journal of a Journey Inland from York Factory, 1756–57."

Scott Berthelette reflects on Principal's Impact Course on National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21)

Wednesday June 21st, 2023 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

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.

Black Histories and Futures Month: "A Discourse of Metalanguage: Race and Beauty" by Willem Rosenberg

Our third and final student submission for the Black Histories and Futures Month Student Research Showcase is "A Discourse of Metalanguage: Race and Beauty" by Willem Rosenberg. 

As Willem explains, his paper

Black Histories and Futures Month: "The Evolution of Northern Views on Slavery During the US Civil War" by James Goodyear

Our first student submission for the Black Histories and Futures Month Student Research Showcase is "The Evolution of Northern Views on Slavery During the US Civil War" by undergraduate History student James Goodyear. 

As James explains, 

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.

Holocaust Remembrance Day: "A Hungarian Tragedy: An Analysis of the Destruction of the Hungarian Jews" by Samuel Schonfeld

Our fourth and final undergraduate student research feature for Holocaust Remembrance Day is "A Hungarian Tragedy: An Analysis of the Destruction of the Hungarian Jews" by Samuel Schonfeld. 

As Samuel explains,

Holocaust Remembrance Day: "Limbo in the 'Land of the Perpetrators'" by Mary Bennett

Our first undergraduate student research feature for Holocaust Remembrance Day is "Limbo in the 'Land of the Perpetrators': Holocaust Victims, Migration Barriers, and the Re-Establishment of Jewish Life in West Germany by Mary Bennett. 

As Mary explains,

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

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. 

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. 

HIST 212 students create virtual exhibition: "A Primer for the Use of the Mohawk Children"

This week, the W.D. Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections Library launched a virtual exhibit that was researched and written by Queen's History students, Camille Prevost and Sam Russell, as a part of their projects for HIST 212: Experiential Learning in Historical Practice.

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: 

History Student Prishni Seyone Awarded the 2021-2022 Pathy Foundation Fellowship

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

Rivard-Prendergast Studentship Recipient, Prishni Seyone, to Study Child Marriage in India

The Undergraduate Committee awarded this year’s Rivard-Prendergast Studentship to Prishni Seyone on the merits of her HIST515-thesis proposal, “The Indian Girl-Wife: Not Even a Woman, But Already a Wife.” Prishni tells us that she’s researching “the way this institution of early marriage stripped young, innocent girls of their education.”

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

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6
Canada

Undergraduate

Phone

Graduate

Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.