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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.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Marking Remembrance Day

A person holding a wartime log from World War Two

Read about how our students and faculty are honouring the sacrifices of Canadians in war through research.

Friday, July 31, 2020

History's Archives Unleashed Project scales up with Archive-It

Photo: Internet Archive servers (by Ian Milligan).

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded an over $1,000,000 CAD grant to the University of Waterloo to support the “Integrating Archives Unleashed Cloud with Archive-It” project led by Professor Ian Milligan. Read more about the project in this Arts story or in this article in the Waterloo Region Record: "Waterloo Researchers land $1 million grant for early internet archival project."