History

RSC Royal Society of Canada New Fellows | graphic | 2017-09-13

Four LA&PS professors elected to Royal Society of Canada

  The achievements of five York University professors have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada, which elected these five into its ranks as Fellows on Sept. 7. Four of them are in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies “York is delighted to see that five Professors – Russell Belk, Richard C. […]

L.M. Montgomery and War Book Cover by Prof Andrea McKenzie | photo-illustration | 2017-09-05

Writing department professor launches new book, L.M. Montgomery and War

  Professor Andrea McKenzie, from York University’s Writing Department and Graduate Program in History, launched her new book about renowned Canadian author L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables. L.M. Montgomery and War, co-edited by McKenzie and award-winning poet and editor Jane Ledwell of PEI and published by McGill-Queen's University Press, is a collection […]

Prof Boyd Cochran | 2017-08-29

History Prof. Boyd Cothran appointed co-editor of major U.S. history journal

  Boyd Cothran, York University professor of American history in the Department of History, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), has been appointed co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (JGAPE). The publication is the premier journal of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and […]

Prof Carolyn Podruchny MISHA | 2017-07-07 | Photo-illustration

Researcher Carolyn Podruchny awarded SSHRC Connection Grant for Manitoulin Island Summer Historical Institute

Three York University professors have been awarded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connections Grants, each worth approximately $25,000. “York University is delighted with the success of our researchers in a competition whose aim is to create vital connections among researchers in exciting and important areas of research,” said Robert Haché, vice-president research & […]

Prof Jonathan Edmondson Honoured as Distinguished Research Professor at Convocation 2017-06-25 | Photo

Historian Jonathan Edmondson honoured as distinguished researcher at convocation

The Senate Committee on Awards has selected Professor Jonathan Edmondson, Department of History and Program in Classical Studies as the 2017 recipients of the Distinguished Research Professorship in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies A Distinguished Research Professor is a member of the faculty who has made outstanding contributions to the University through research […]

Prof Paul Lovejoy SHADD Project photo-illustration

Project offers first-hand narratives of those in slave trade

  Researchers at York University’s SHADD Biographies Project are on the eve of unveiling a massive database that digs deep into the narrative of African slavery. The project, funded by the Social Sciences & Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC) and named after Canadian abolitionist Mary Ann Shadd, is a comprehensive collaborative effort by historians to […]