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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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Steven Bednarski wins innovation award for teaching

2014 experiential learning adventure students at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, UK

Prof. Steven Bednarski has won the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’s prestigious D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning. This is the second year in a row that the Society has bestowed this prize upon a faculty member from the University of Waterloo.

Steven Bednarski is a social historian of late medieval crime, gender, and natural environment at St. Jerome’s University, a public Roman Catholic university federated within the University of Waterloo, where he also Co-Directs the Medieval Studies Program.

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.