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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Order of Canada announced for History professors Walker and English

Two celebrated scholars from Waterloo’s Department of History were recently named to the Order of Canada, which recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society for outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the country.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Professor Ian Milligan Awarded the CSDH/SCHN 2016 Outstanding Early Career Award

The Canadian Society for Digital Humanities/Societé canadienne des humanités numériques announced the winner of their 2016 Outstanding Early Career Award: Ian Milligan, Assistant Professor and  Principal Investigator of the Web Archives for Historical Research Group!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mining India’s archives was the best part of this distinguished dissertation journey

This article originally appeared on Arts News.

Jill Campbell-Miller graduated with a PhD in History more than a year ago and now teaches at St. Mary’s University in Halifax. But here on campus, she is still celebrated for outstanding doctoral work with the recent announcement that her dissertation is among six international finalists for 2015 Council of Graduate Studies/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award.

Friday, December 4, 2015

MA candidate Jesse Thistle on CBC's Unreserved

On this Sunday's episode of the CBC's Unreserved, host Rosanna Deerchild interviews History MA Candidate Jesse Thistle about his research into Métis history. This week's episode, 'Taking the first steps on the road to reconciliation',  also includes interviews with Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Chair Justice Murray Sinclair and journalist Martha Troian.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Two New Major Collaborative Grants to Enhance our Understanding of Web Archives

How will historians study the 1990s or the 2000s? They'll need to use web archives: old websites, from garish GeoCities pages to academic sites to discussion boards, that form a major part of our cultural record. The question of how we can make sense of this sheer abundance of data rests at the heart of Professor Ian Milligan's two new Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants, carried out in collaboration with researchers across a half dozen universities in Canada and the United States.