Thomas M. Littlewood

PhD candidate

Home University: University of Guelph


Twitter: @tmlittlewood

Research Fields: Canadian, War and Society

Supervisors: Matthew Hayday and Geoffrey Hayes

Thomas' PhD dissertation focuses on how Canada has remembered and commemorated the Second World War. The intersections between politics, culture, identity, and nationalism come together in how Canadians have seen their legacy of the Second World War. He considers Remembrance Day, official government commemorations, and museums and public history institutions. The development of a variety of public history institutions -- the Canadian War Museum, the Canadian Battlefields Foundation, and the Juno Beach Centre -- in the late 1990s and early 2000s is critical to understanding how Canadians remember the Second World War. More broadly, Thomas is interested in Canadian cultural history, museum studies, public history, and the social history of knitting. Thomas has a BA in History and French from Mount Allison University, an MA in History from the University of New Brunswick, and an MA in Public History from the University of Western Ontario.