Dr. Brittany Luby, of Anishinaabe descent and Associate Professor in the Department of History, has been named a new member of the Royal Scoety of Canada College. Luby is recognized as a leader for her exceptional contributions to the world of science and culture and to the well-being of our society.
A new podcast from University of Guelph alum Eamon O'Flynn (MA, Political Science '11; BA, History '08) seeks to discover Scotland's past, present, and future. The first episode of 63 Percent Scottish features Scottish Studies Foundation Chair and Professor of History, Dr. Kevin James, talking about the Centre for Scottish Studies, his research, community engagement and more. You can listen for free at 63percentscottish.com or on platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
Bram Fookes, an incoming MA student in the department of history, spent this past summer on a battlefield study tour in Europe with the Canadian Battlefields Foundation.
Attached is a link to a blog post, written by Bram and published on NiCHE (Network in Canadian History & Environment), recounting the details of his trip.
Dr. Alan McDougall is often in demand to speak about topical phenomena in the world of sport, as well as its fascinating history.
Here he speaks to the Associated Press on sportswashing in El Salvador:
We are thrilled to announce the publication of an exceptional work by Dr. Jianda Yuan (PhD '19): Chinese Government Leaders in Manchukuo, 1931-1937: Intertwined National Ideals (Routledge, 2023).
Congratulations to Dr. Norman Smith on publishing a translation of an important but long-lost text: Mei Niang's Long-Lost First Writings: Young Lady's Collection (Routledge 2023). Norman’s work represents the first-ever English-language translation of the writings of Mei Niang, a prominent and prolific new woman writer from Northeast China. The book sheds light on the perspectives of a young Chinese woman in Japanese-occupied Manchukuo.
Dr. Sierra Dye (PhD '16) has just accepted a tenure-track position at Cape Breton University in Gender History, beginning July 1. Sierra completed her PhD – "'Devilische Wordis': Speech as Evidence in Scotland's Witch Trials, 1563-1736" – in our department.
Dr. Elizabeth Ewan has made exceptional contributions to the University of Guelph as an esteemed scholar in Scottish social and gender history. She joined as an Assistant Professor in 1986, achieved tenure in 1989, became an Associate Professor in 1991, and attained the rank of Professor in 2003. From 2006 to 2017, she held the prestigious position of University Research Chair in History and Scottish Studies.
Our own Dr. Alan McDougall recently spoke regarding the LIV Golf merger with the PGA, and the concept of sportswashing, to CTV News, HuffPost, and the New York Post.
HuffPost - What is 'Sportswashing'?