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Arts Prof Named to the Royal Society of Canada!

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.

UofG History alum Eamon O'Flynn launches podcast featuring Kevin James

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.

A Silent Recovery: Nature’s Reclamation of First World War Battlefields, by Bram Fookes

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.

Norman Smith's Publishes Translation of Long-Lost Chinese Text

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.

New Professor Emerita - Dr. Elizabeth Ewen

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.