Program News

New This Fall! U.S. Indigenous History Course

New Fall Course on U.S. Indigenous History GS HIST 5240 3.0 Professor Boyd Cothran The course will be held on Tuesdays 8:30am-11:30am Modern U.S. Indigenous history is far more than just the history of the loss of lands or the suppression of culture and language. Indeed, Indigenous peoples in the United States share fascinating stories […]

Jason Young Appointed Outreach Officer for the Archives of Ontario

Jason (Jay) Young (PhD, 2012) has just been appointed Outreach Officer for the Archives of Ontario. Jay will be working on outreach activities (especially the Archives' Travelling Exhibits Program) as well as promoting the general activities of the Archives with particular stakeholders and the general public. Jay’s dissertation is entitled “Searching for a Better Way: Subway Life […]

Luso-African Group at Tubman awarded Certificate of Appreciation

Congratulations to the Luso-African Group at the Tubman Institute on recently being honoured by the Angolan Community of Ontario, through its President, Mr. Antonio Ildo Major Alves, with a Certificate of Appreciation for their “dedication to educate people about Angolan culture and history” within the Angolan community in Ontario. The awards were presented on September 20, 2014, […]

Book Prizes for Sean Kheraj and William Jenkins

Dear colleagues, I'm sure all historians will want to join me in congratulating our colleagues Sean Kheraj and William Jenkins who won awards at this year's meeting of the Canadian Historical Association / Société historique du Canada. Sean Kheraj won the Clio Prize (outstanding contribution to British Columbia History) for his book: Inventing Stanley Park: […]

Chris Dawson receives a Crake Fellowship in Classics

The graduate program in History congratulates PhD student Chris Dawson on his recent receipt of a Crake Fellowship in Classics, which he will hold for the year 2014-15 at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick. The expectation of fellows is that they finish their dissertations and teach the equivalent of one course per semester. Competition […]

Tenure-track successes for recent York History PhD graduates

It is with great pleasure that we are able to relate news of job market successes for three recent PhDs from the Graduate History Program, namely Dan Horner, Tom Peace, and Brad Skopyk. Dan Horner has received a tenure-track position in the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University. Dan defended his PhD, “Taking to the […]