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11Jan2017
Chris Kobrak

In Memoriam: Chris Kobrak, Wilson-Currie Chair of Canadian Business and Financial History

Dear colleagues, I have some very sad and unexpected news.  Chris Kobrak, who held the Wilson/Currie Chair of Canadian Business and Financial History at Rotman, and who had started teaching in our De...

10Jan2017
Photograph of Professor Michael Gervers.

Professor Michael Gervers’ Donation Helps to Launch Course on Ancient Ethiopian Language

This week Michael Gervers, a Professor in the Department of History, took part in a new course to learn the ancient Ethiopian language of Ge’ez. In offering the new course, the University of Toronto...

04Jan2017
University College in red lighting.

Professor Michael Bliss Discusses the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

Professor Emeritus Michael Bliss discussed the significance of the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation with Don Martin, the host of CTV’s Power Play. You can watch the interview online. The...

20Dec2016
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Members of the History Department Host Archiving Event to Preserve Environmental Data

Michelle Murphy and Matt Price, two members of the Department of History, are organizing a "Guerilla Archiving" event on Saturday, December 17th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A response to the election of ...

14Dec2016
Michael Marrus and image of book cover

Congratulations to Professor Michael Marrus! Winner of 2016 Canadian Jewish Literary Award, History

On 30 October 2016, Professor Michael Marrus’ Lessons of the Holocaust was honoured with a 2016 Canadian Jewish Literary Award (CJLA), History.  The Canadian Jewish Literary Awards recognize Cana...

07Dec2016
Students sitting outside Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto.

Three History Undergraduate Students Recognized at Global Summit in Ireland

Three history undergraduate students have been recognized for their outstanding coursework. Benson Cheung, a History Major Student, Anneliese Mills, a History Major Student, and Anne Deregowski, a His...

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...

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