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Congrats!! McDougall's People's Game makes Guardian's Best Sports Books List

Dr. Alan McDougall's book on East German football, The People's Game: Football, State and Society in East Germany (Cambridge University Press, 2016) made The Guardian Best Sports Books of 2016 list.

Now available in paperback and makes a wonderful Holiday gift. 

Congratulations from all of us! 

Gateway seminar participants

Recent Grads Talk about their Careers

Recent Grads Talk about their Careers

Each semester the History Department invites some of our recent graduates back to campus to talk about their careers. Our Fall 2016 Gateway Seminar, 27 October, featured Monica Finlay (MA 2011) researcher and analyst for Edelman, the world's largest communication-marketing company; Graham Shular (BAH 2012) occasional teacher in the Thames Valley District School Board; and Robbie Berardi (BAH ‎ 2012) teacher/interpreter specialising in blacksmithing at the Waterloo Region Museum.

Our New Post-Doc! Allyson Stevenson

The Department is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Post-Doctoral Researcher, Dr. Allyson Stevenson.

illsutration of poeple and horse

Invitation to History: First Year Course Topics

A new, mandatory course for all first year History majors and minors:

HIST*1050 Invitation to History

Invitation to History introduces students to the basics of the historian’s craft including interpreting primary sources, locating and critically analyzing secondary sources and writing for History. It will provide you with the tools you need for success in your History major, minor or area of concentration. Choose one of the following two classes:

Rural Diary Archive Celebrates its First Year

On September 24th, the Rural Diary Archive celebrated its first anniversary. To date volunteers have transcribed 1,630 diary pages in this ongoing crowdsourcing project.

Webmaster Julia Barclay is a third-year history student and busy uploading additional diaries from across Ontario for people to read, search and transcribe online. Cathy Wilson, Founder and Director of the project, will be speaking to several groups in Wellington County this year as we now have 24 diarists from the County. Check out our diaries for 1867 as we approach Canada’s sesquicentennial.


Our New Hire! Dr. Brittany Luby

The Department is very delighted to announce that, beginning in January 2017, Brittany Luby will be joining our faculty. Professor Luby comes to us from Laurentian University.