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Our New Hire! Dr. Brittany Luby

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

Dr. Luby is author of "Drowned: Anishinabek Economies and Activism during the Post-War Hydroelectric Boom, 1950 - 1975," an award-nominated dissertation funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, which she completed at York University. Dr. Luby's critical and creative work can be found in periodicals such as the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Ontario History, Canadian Journal of Native Studies, Native Studies Review, Feathertale Review, Native Literatures: Generations, and Red Ink Magazine. Dr. Luby’s poetry has also appeared in Walk Myself Home.

Welcome aboard Brittany!

photo - Harriet Carlson

Kevin James research to appear on Knowledge Network show

University of Guelph history professor Kevin James has a genuine passion for researching tourism history in the United Kingdom. From 2010 to 2012, James had the opportunity to lend his expertise to the BBC program Grand Tours of Scotland.

British Columbia-based Knowledge Network is currently airing the travel series in Canada, including the three episodes in which James appeared in. The U of G prof, who completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh, was in the opening episode of the series, “The Romantic Ideal,” as well as episode six of season two, “In Search of Sunshine,” and episode four of season three, “A Bed for the Night.” James offered up his knowledge of whisky tourism, old Scottish inns and Walter Scott for the BBC series, which filmed in unique spots like an 1820’s hotel and a horse and buggy in the Trossachs.

Rural History Roundtable Fall Schedule is out!

The Rural History Roundtable: Speaker Series Fall 2016 schedule is out!

“Rucksack Revolution: Hitchhiking the Trans-Canada Highway, 1960-1980” - Linda Mahood, Professor, History Department, University of Guelph - Thursday, 6 October

“Tom Thomson, A Century Later: His Rural Art and Mysterious Death” - Gregory Klages, author of The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson, and a Research Director for the Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History Project - Friday, 21 October

“Sarah Potter’s Wax Fruit at the OAC: Horticultural Science and Fruit Production in Ontario” - Patricia Bowley, Independent Scholar - Friday, 18 November

“Horse and Buggy Genius: An Oral History” - Roy Loewen, History Professor & Chair of Mennonite Studies, University of Winnipeg - Friday, 2 December.

All welcome! All Roundtables this Fall take place in MacKinnon 132. Get the schedule .jpg or see our events feed for more information.

Matthew Hayday on Guelph 40 Under 40 List & The Agenda (Tuesday)

Our own Dr. Matthew Hayday has been named to GuelphLife Magazine's 40 Under 40 list, which came out last week! Congrats from all of us! 

Also, Matthew will appear on The Agenda with Steve Paikin on TVOntario, discussing the history of French immersion. 

For more info, follow @UGuelphHist and @mhayday on Twitter.

HIST*3260 Cinema & the Moving Image - back in ROZH 102!


HIST 3260 "Cinema and the Moving Image" has been moved and is now back in Rozanski 102. There's still plenty of space in the course in our new room. Prereq: any 7.5 credits.

For more info see our one-page outline .pdf.

One page outlines of all History Department courses can be found at our Course Outlines page.

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