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30Nov2016
Students in History Lecture at the University of Toronto.

Skip the mid-term in history: U of T students adopt 200 year old diets from Southeast Asia

In HIS346H Rice and Spice in Southeast Asia: a Regional Food History, Professor Nhung Tran teaches her undergraduate students through an experiential learning project. After choosing from a list of pe...

23Nov2016
Jackman Humanities Institute Building

JHI Research Fellows: Congratulations to Professors Brown, Meyerson and Rockel!

We are very pleased to share the news that Professors Elspeth Brown, Mark Meyerson and Steve Rockel have been awarded Jackman Humanities Institute Faculty Research Fellowships in the Humanities for 20...

22Nov2016
Image of Marlin Perkins Zoo Parade board game.

The Animal Game: New Book by Dan Bender on the History of Zoos

Dan Bender, a history professor at the University of Toronto at Scarborough, has a new book exploring the history of zoos from the 1870s to the 1970s. In The Animal Game: Searching for Wildness at the...

04Nov2016
CIHS Jury member, Dr. Gerald Van Kessel, Kassandra Luciuk, and Michael Molly, CIHS President.

Gunn Award for Research Paper Awarded to Kassandra Luciuk

Kassandra Luciuk, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History, has been awarded the Gunn Award for her research paper on Ukrainians living in Cold War Canada. The Gunn Award ($1000) is presented j...

28Oct2016
Brian Gettler - profile headshot

Indigenous people played key role in Confederation, says U of T researcher

A U of T researcher and his team will be the first to mine a historical archive that promises to shed new light on the critical role of Indigenous communities in the process of Confederation. Brian G...

17Oct2016
Professor Ronald Pruessen lectures in front of a class of students; a projected slide shows a political cartoon about Afghanistan and Vietnam.

Just In Time: A New U of T History Class Delves Into the Obama Presidency

Department of History Professor Ronald Pruessen is teaching a new first-year class called “Barack Obama as History – Barack Obama in History”, which delves into the controversies, highlight...

26Sep2016
Craig Brown

Craig Brown, Professor Emeritus of History, passed away on September 22

Our former colleague and long-serving department chair, Robert Craig Brown, passed away on September 22, following complications from surgery. Craig was a generous, spirited, and loyal colleague. He ...

14Sep2016
Four Views of a Drum courtesy of the British Museum

SSHRC 2015 Partnership Development Grant - Growing GRASAC: mobilizing Great Lakes indigenous heritage for the 21st century

UTSG Associate Professor Heidi Bohaker has been awarded a SSHRC Partnership Development grant worth $192,454 over two years, for "Growing GRASAC: mobilizing Great Lakes indigenous heritage for the 21s...

01Sep2016
Photo of Paola Jani

Alumni Portraits: Championing literacy for social justice

Paola Jani (BA 2001, political science, history, South Asian studies) has worked with non-governmental organizations and international development agencies in Canada and around the world. She has been...

01Sep2016
Photo of Rita Leistner

Alumni Portraits: Afghanistan war, Marshall McLuhan and Green Lantern

War photographer, University of Toronto lecturer and alumna Rita Leistner has just returned from France where she was artist-in-residence for two exhibits — one based on her collaboration with Marie...

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