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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Playing with the Past

Students participating in class game session

By Troy Osborne, Dean of Conrad Grebel University College, Associate Professor of History

Should sixteenth-century Augsburg city councillors tolerate religious dissent? What is the best way to secure the social contract in revolutionary France? Will a newly independent India be a Hindu, Muslim, or multi-faith nation? Students grapple with these questions as they take part in one of the “Reacting to the Past” role-playing games

Monday, September 23, 2019

Distinguished Professor Emerita receives RSC medal

Wendy Mitchinson and colleagues

Last week the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) named Distinguished Professor Emerita of History, Wendy Mitchinson, as the recipient of the 2019 Jason A. Hannah Medal, which is awarded for works that advance Canadian research in the history of medicine.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Congratulations to Ian Milligan!

Ian Milligan giving speech for award acceptance.

Congratulations to Ian Milligan, Associate Professor in History, for earning the award for Excellence in Research at this year's Arts Awards! Keep up the good work, Ian!

Monday, March 4, 2019

Lucy Maud Montgomery Exhibit, by Jenna Philbrick

Jenna Philbrick holding Montgomery's Journal

Lucy Maud Montgomery Exhibit, by Jenna Philbrick

Jenna Philbrick has created an exhibit on Lucy Maud Montgomery which outlines some of her life's accomplishments, as well as personal life struggles with mental health. One of the most well known publications by Montgomery is the book Anne of Green Gables.

An especially fascinating piece of Jenna's exhibit is a personal journal by Montgomery, complete with photographs and newpaper clippings. The journal is on loan from the University of Guelph.