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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."

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Preserving our digital history

Ian Milligan giving a lecture to an audience

Read more about History's Archives Unleashed Project, and how historians are leveraging and preserving big data as part of our historical record in this Waterloo Stories article.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

History Faculty Awarded for Outstanding Service and Performance

Two of our faculty members have recently been recognised for their outstanding contributions to the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Christopher Taylor interviewed by The Record

Portrait of Christopher Taylor

Get to know Dr. Christopher Taylor from Waterloo History in this candid interview by The Record.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Ian Milligan appears on TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Screen Grab of Ian Milligan on The Agenda with Steve Paikin

History professor Ian Milligan appeared on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin to discuss “The Undoing of History.” Alongside his fellow panelists, Milligan argued for what makes history special – our deep understanding of context and nuance – and suggested that the