Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

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Ph.D. Candidate
Colonial North America, Atlantic World, Public History


Phone: 613-533-2150
Fax: 613-533-6298



MA (Public History), Carleton University
BA (highest honours), minor in French, Carleton University


I am a PhD candidate in the history department where, under the direction of Professor Jane Errington, I am writing a dissertation on merchant families and social life in nineteenth century St. John's, Newfoundland.  My fields of study are colonial North America, the Atlantic world, and public history.  I completed an MA in public history at Carleton University in 2010 and have worked extensively in that field.  My internship and employment locations include Library and Archives Canada, the Library of Parliament, Veteran's Affairs Canada's student guide program in France, and the RCMP Heritage Centre.  With Kendall Garton, I co-chaired the 2013 McGill-Queen's Graduate Conference in History (  In addition to my PhD studies, I am working towards the School of Graduate Studies' "Expanding Horizons" professional development certificate.  Find me on twitter @angeladuffett where I discuss museums, arts policy and public history.

Courses taught:

HIST 272, United States, Colonial Era to the Present (Fall/Winter 2013-2014)

Teaching assistantships:

HIST 260, Canada from Conquest to the Present (Summer 2013)
HIST 272, United States, Colonial Era to the Present (2012-2013)
HIST 290, Ireland to 1848 (Fall 2012)
HIST 257, Environmental History (Winter 2012)
HIST 205, Atlantic World (Fall 2011)
HIST 289, Modern Britain (Fall 2010)

Publications (un-refereed):

You Are What You Drive: Identities for Sale in 20th Century Car Advertisements.  Web exhibit developed for the Canada Museum of Science and Technology by the students of HIST5702 (Digitizing History) at Carleton University, Spring 2010 (

Conference Presentations:

"Food, Social Life, and Class Differentiation in Nineteenth Century St. John's, Newfoundland."  Annual Conference of the Social History Society, Brighton, UK, April 2012

"'Love the land that bore you, but the Empire Best of All': Empire Day in Ontario Schools, 1899-1930s."  McGill-Queen's Graduate Conference in History, Queen's University, March 2011

"Memory, Myth and Memorials: Public Memory of the First World War in Newfoundland."  Annual Military History Symposium, Wilfrid Laurier University, May 2010

"Newfoundland's Public Memory of the First World War." Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium in History, Carleton University, March 2010