Jane Errington teaches the history of colonial North America. Her course at Queen's and her own work explores issues of identity and the creation and development of colonial settler societies. She has written three award winning books, The Lion, the Eagle and Upper Canada (1985), (Second Edition, 2012), Wives and Mothers, School Mistresses and Scullery Maids (1995) and Emigrant Worlds and Transatlantic Communities (2007)and numerous articles that examine the social and intellectual history of Upper Canada in the first half of the 19th century. She is currently working on two projects – a study of church and charity in the first half of the 19th century; and a study of the making of RMC, tentatively titled "Imperial Masculinity."
Jane Errington is also professor emeriti at the Royal Military College of Canada.
Emigrant Worlds and TransAtlantic Communities: Migration to Upper Canada in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
- Albert B. Corey Prize for The Lion, the Eagle and Upper Canada, awarded jointly by the Canadian Historical Association and American Historical Association
- J.J. Talman Award for Wives and Mothers, School Mistresses and Scullery Maids, awarded by Ontario Historical Society
- RMC Teaching Excellence Award, May 1994
- Cowan Prize for Excellence in Research, RMC, 2008
- Joseph Brant Award, for Emigrant Worlds and TransAtlantic Communities, Ontario Historical Society
- Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision, Queen’s, 2016
- Doctorate of Laws. honoris causa, RMC, 2017
Social, cultural and gender history of colonial North America.