History at Huron

NEW Programs

History at Huron Research informs 3 new programs that debuted in 2017-18 

 Joint Huron/King’s/Western Minor in Public History

Click the link above for a first look at this exciting new module!

 Interdisciplinary Minor in Histories of Africa and African Diasporas 

This module combines core History courses with choices in Political Science, English, Geography, Religious Studies, and Women’s Studies, introducing complex histories of Africa and the African Diaspora as well as the legacies of those histories in our own time.  The module was launched at the Phantoms of the Past Project Research Conference in March, 2017 with a joint keynote address from Dr. Claudine Bonner (Acadia) and Dr. Olivette Otlele (FRHistS Bath Spa University).

 Interdisciplinary Minor in Pacific Rim Studies

This module offers interdisciplinary and cross-regional studies of East Asia and North America, focusing on the common, comparative, and interactive aspects of the lives of the peoples in the Pacific Rim region, and including courses from History, Chinese, Japanese, English, and Political Science. While encouraging students to find commonalities between disciplines, the Pacific Rim Studies Minor will introduce a diversity of approaches, primary sources and intellectual traditions in this dynamic and transnational research area. The module will be celebrated at a launch event as part of Huron History Day, October 5, 2017.

Transatlantic Digital Victorians: Collaboration Continues in 2017-18

Student Community-based Research Collaboration with the University of Huddersfield

In 2017, the Transatlantic Digital Victorians project continues, with students of Dr. Paul Ward (Huddersfield) and Dr. Nina Reid-Maroney (Huron) exploring the material culture of transatlantic antislavery movements.

In 2017,  Dr.  Ward  and Dr. Amy Bell (Huron)  initiated the project, with students from AIH2022 Digital Victorians and HIST3801E The Historian’s Craft. The project created a shared virtual exhibit entitled “Transatlantic Digital Victorians”. Using the original historical objects of our Community Partners, the Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre, a preserved 1920s weaver’s cottage, and Eldon House, an upper-class Victorian home in London ON,  students  worked collaboratively through skype and social media to create the digital history displays. Students researched the material history, provenance and significance of their object, and create 3d images and blurbs shared on the Digital Victorians website, the Eldon House website, and Scholarship@Western.  READ MORE ABOUT THIS INNOVATIVE PROJECT HERE.

Phantoms of the Past: Slavery, Resistance, and Memory in the Atlantic World 

Our transatlantic research collaboration for 2016-2017 wrapped up in March of 2017.  Watch this space for news about Phantoms  returning in Fall 2018!

Phantoms of the Past  is research initiative at Huron, and colleagues at Bath Spa University in the UK.  It is supported by the W. Galen Weston Fund for British History at Huron; a Huron Pilot Research Grant; Bath Spa University; and Huron’s RBC Community-based Learning Fund. Through the project, undergraduate student researchers at Huron and Bath Spa will create a transatlantic and collaborative network to explore 18th and 19th-century slavery and antislavery movements, through histories, texts, images, and cultural memory.  MORE ON PHANTOMS 2016-17