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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

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!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Multidisciplinary project will help historians unlock billions of archived web pages

The University of Waterloo and York University have been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to make petabytes of historical internet content accessible to scholars and others interested in researching the recent past.