Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Jane Errington 

History of Colonial North America, Women's/Gender History
Social History of British North America
History of Migration in the 18th and 19th Centuries


Phone: 613-533-2150
Fax: 613-533-6298
Office: Watson Hall 204 



Ph.D., Queen's


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.

Courses Taught

Graduate: History 843. Comparative North American Colonial Societies; History 893, 19th Century  Colonial North America