Monday, May 3, 2021

History's Anti-Racism Taskforce has launched!

History students, staff, faculty and instructors have come together to respond to racism on campus and in our world to form the History Anti-Racism Taskforce (HART).

Friday, April 30, 2021

New Grad Story Posted!

We're highlighting the research of our graduate students on our new Grad Stories page! For our second story, read about Rebecca MacAlpine's research on gender-based violence in seventeenth century Somerset, as well as her contributions to teaching in History.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

History PhD Candidate Awarded for Excellence in Teaching

Rebecca MacAlpine

Congratulations to Rebecca MacAlpine, PhD Candidate in History, for earning an Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching! Rebecca is a dedicated, disciplined, and thoughtful student, and she brings those same characteristics to her roles as TA, instructor, and most recently departmental TA Mentor and Coordinator.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Dr. Christopher Taylor featured at Waterloo's Black History Month Celebration Event

History’s Dr. Christopher Taylor is among the panelists that will be at Waterloo’s key celebration event for Black History Month - Rooted in History: A Celebration of Black History as Canadian History on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM-2:30 PM EST.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation recognises Katherine Bruce-Lockhart among its 2020 Distinguished Scholars

Assistant Professor Katherine Bruce-Lockhart has been awarded a grant from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation in recognition of her research that is "poised to make significant contributions to understanding the causes, manifestations, and control of violence across the globe." Katherine Bruce-Lockhart is among twenty scholars recognised as HFG Distinguished Scholars from around the world.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Katherine Bruce-Lockhart on the importance of the humanities in Jackman Fellow Alumni Spotlight

History’s Assistant Professor Katherine Bruce-Lockhart is featured in the Jackman Fellow Alumni Spotlight discussing her current research and upcoming book on the history of the prison in Uganda, and the importance of studying the humanities.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Read about our Grad students in Grad Stories!

We're highlighting the research of our graduate students on our new Grad Stories page! For our first story, read about Saif Zaman's research in Bangladesh to redefine British slavery in British Bengal.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Ian Milligan on working group to brief Royal Society of Canada on archiving research

Historical research can help us think through specific policy issues, such as school closures or workforce changes. But history also brings us something less tangible but equally valuable: insights into the experiences of everyday people.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Heather MacDougall contributes to briefing Royal Society of Canada on history of disease prevention and public health

History’s Professor Heather MacDougall prepares to brief the Royal Society of Canada on the history of disease prevention and public health in Canada. Read more about the team’s conclusions in this Globe & Mail piece.