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Historians’ Project Recognized by Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada

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). He also recognized  the Queen’s-Servicewomen’s Salute Canada Portal Project to provide needed online resources for Canadian servicewomen transitioning to civilian life and female veterans, which is being conducted in collaboration with CIMVHR.

Matthew Barrett wins Social History Best Article Prize for 2018

Matthew Barrett, a PhD candidate, has been awarded the Histoire sociale / Social History best article prize for 2018 ( It is titled “Worthless Cheques and Financial Honour: Cheque Fraud and Canadian Gentlemen Officers during the First World War” and it is based on a chapter from his thesis which he will defend shortly.

Dr. Swen Steinberg Launches Blog "Migrant Knowledge"

Postdoctoral Fellow Swen Steinberg is one of the three editors of the recently launched blog "Migrant Knowledge" (, hosted by the German Historical Institute in Washington/DC and its Pacific Regional Office at UC Berkeley. The blog publishes work at the intersection of migration and knowledge studies. The focus is historical, but "Migrant Knowledge" embraces perspectives from any scholars undertaking such research, regardless of discipline.