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

News Category: In the News

25Sep2019

Eric Jennings named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

by The Royal Society of Canada OTTAWA, Sept 10 / CNW / The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and its Members have elected this year’s new Fellows, and named the incoming class of The College of New Sch...

25Sep2019
Professor Lynne Viola, photo by Perry King

Royal Society of Canada honours Lynne Viola with Pierre Chauveau Medal

by U of T News Three University of Toronto faculty members and a PhD student have been honoured with prestigious awards from the Royal Society of Canada, the nation’s academy of scholars, scientist...

25Sep2019
Professor Nicholas Terpstra. Photo: G. Trambusti.

Nicholas Terpstra exposes the Renaissance we rarely see

by Jovana Jankovic - A&S News "Every time I crack a skull or chase down a thief, I do it as Duke Cosimo’s right arm,” says Ercole, a 16th century birro, or cop, assigned to clean up the stree...

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"...

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