The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall
 

News Category: In the News

06May2019
University Professor Lynne Viola

Lynne Viola awarded prestigious Killiam Prize for humanities research

She has revealed knowledge about Stalinist Russia that was previously kept hidden. He has mapped our genes and given us a better understanding of autism. Historian Lynne Viola and geneticist Stephe...

06May2019
Paul Cohen receives his Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques honour

Paul Cohen receives Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques honour

  Adding to their already long list of accomplishments, the University of Toronto’s Ron Levi and Paul Cohen can now call themselves knights of the French Republic. At a ceremony on Friday at th...

27Feb2019
Julie MacArthur in studio

Julie MacArthur - Destination: Africa

Listen to the interview on Soundcloud On today’s episode of the VIEW to the U podcast we are talking mapping borders and territories and its impact on identities in Africa in the late 19th and early...

21Dec2018

Nhung Tran spills "Secrets from 17th Century Vietnam"

Listen to the CDTS Podcast with Kevin Lewis O'Neill here! The history of the Catholic Church is deeply guarded. But what was it really like to be a Vietnamese Catholic during the 17th and 18th century...

19Dec2018
St Lawrence Market circa 1888

Jeffrey Pilcher and Daniel Bender share what's on the (19th-century) Christmas menu

What was Christmas dinner like in the 19th century? A holiday feast in Victorian Toronto would look different than one today, but many traditions were similar. “If you were sitting at a typical di...

30Oct2018

Jennifer Jenkins speaks on German Chancellor Merkel's retirement

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Modern German History Jennifer Jenkins speaks with CTV's Critical Mention, on Angela Merkel's decision to retire after her current term as German Chanc...

16Oct2018

Heidi Bohaker comments on rare find of 340-year-old map of Toronto

Geographer Rick Laprairie has been studying early maps of the Great Lakes for about 25 years, but he recently came across what he calls "a piece of Toronto history that no one else had really noticed"...

14Sep2018

Sean Mills Named to Royal Society of Canada's College for Emerging Scholars

Democracy is under threat in many places globally, from the suppression of voting rights and influence of money in political campaigns to the collapse of longstanding democratic institutions. For Yas...

12Jul2018
Order of Canada medals

Bob Bothwell named to Order of Canada

More than two dozen leading lights associated with the University of Toronto have been recognized by the Order of Canada – one of the country's highest civilian honours. The long list of luminaries...

25Jun2018
Cover image from Red Saxony

Jim Retallack interviewed by The New Books Network, for Red Saxony (2017)

The New Books Network recently interviewed Jim Retallack about his book Red Saxony, published in 2017. The 62-minute podcast can be accessed here: Red Saxony: Election Battles and the Spectre of Demo...

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