The History Department is honoured to announce a new endowed scholarship, the Alan Gordon Scholarship in Canadian and Public History, created in memory of our friend, History professor, Alan Gordon, on behalf of his partner, Adrienne Warren. Profound thanks to Ms. Warren and to History Chair Matthew Hayday for their work to honour our colleague's memory, as well as to our Alumni Affairs and Development friend, Amy Atkinson.
We celebrate with our friend and colleague in History, Professor Karen Racine, who was just elected to the United Kingdom's Royal Historical Society, a signal honour and one so well deserved.
Dr. Renée Worringer's recent book, A Short History of the Ottoman Empire, has been noted as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2022. The book is a richly illustrated synthesis of Ottoman History that "provides a clear and comprehensive account of the longevity, pragmatism, and flexibility of the Ottoman Empire in governing over vast territories and diverse peoples."
From Professor Alan McDougall, jointly appointed to the Department of History and European Studies, we have a series of interviews ranging from CBC Kids to Al Jazeera. Dr. McDougall is a noted scholar of European sports history so he's been speaking to the media a lot lately about FIFA, the World Cup, and the ethics of sport, historically and today:
Our own Dr. Alan McDougall has made some recent media cameos concerning World Cup football, sportswashing, and more:
The Sam Laprade Show, City Ottawa on Wednesday (it's around 34 mins in Hour 2):