Outstanding research of History Department faculty supported by SSHRC
The outstanding quality of research projects that History Department faculty are working on has again been recognized by SSHRC in the latest (2018) round of SSHRC grants competition. Four of these projects, including by Professors Tara Abraham, Catherine Carstairs, Alan Gordon, and Sofie Lachapelle, have been awarded IG and Connection grants. Professor Abraham’s project is titled "The Cinderella of Medicine: American Psychiatry and Medical Education, 1900-1950". She is using Harvard University as a case study to explore the institutional and social contexts of the rise of psychiatry as a specialty in American medicine. Professor Catherine Carstairs’s project is titled “Healthy smiles: social inequality, gender and oral health, 1920-1990" and Professor Sofie Lachapelle is co-investigating, with Professor Kimberly Francis of SOFAM, a project that explores the linguistic soundscape of nineteenth-century France from the perspectives of sound studies, musicology, cultural history, and the history of medicine. The project is called "Properly Speaking: The Development of the French Sound, 1830-1914".