Research Travel Awards in British History at Huron

The Huron History Department is pleased to invite applications for 2017-18 Huron Student Travel Awards in British History, supported by the W. Galen Weston Fund for British History at Huron. The department will fund research-based travel (up to $2500) in pursuit of Huron course-based or thesis research in British and British colonial histories.  Information and application…

Buxton History and Genealogy Conference

It’s back! The Buxton History and Genealogy Conference returns on September 1st, as part of the Buxton National Historic Site  and Museum Labour Day Homecoming weekend.  The 2017 conference is supported by the University of Windsor, St.Clair College, Huron University College and the SSHRC-funded Black Press in Canada project. Registration is open HERE.  

PUBLIC HISTORY AT HURON

Joint Minor in Public History Join us in the new Huron/King’s/Western Joint Minor in Public History–the first and only undergraduate Public History program in Canada. The 4.0 course module will introduce you to the field of Public History, and provide opportunities for gaining practical experience through partnerships with museums, heritage organizations, libraries and archives. The…

New editions published!

Dr. Jun Fang Has Published a New Paperback Edition of China’s Second Capital – Nanjing under the Ming and an Updated Edition of the Chinese Translation of The Confusions of Pleasure: Commerce and Culture in Ming China Dr. Jun Fang, Professor of History at Huron, has recently published a new paperback edition of China’s Second…

Legacies of Slavery: Reflective Walking Practice in Bath

Huron History students joined Richard White and Olivette Otele of Bath Spa University for a performative and reflective walk through Bath, as part of the Phantoms of the Past research project. The walk highlighted the importance of the Phantoms project’s central research question: what history and traces of transatlantic slavery are visible and invisible in…

Student Research trip to the UK

10 Huron students in History and English have returned from a collaborative research trip to England. The project, Phantoms of the Past: Slavery, Resistance, History and Memory in the Atlantic World critically examines sites of memory, and builds on the work of both Universities and their local community partners.  The project is co-supervised by Drs. Bell, Brooks,…

Transatlantic Digital Victorians: Huron and Huddersfield

Students of Dr. Amy Bell (Huron) and Dr. Paul Ward (Huddersfield) have completed their 2016 “Transatlantic Digital Victorians” research project. Working with local community heritage partners at Eldon House, London, and the Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre, students photographed and researched historical objects, and created collaborative virtual exhibits.  Reflecting on the ways in which the project provides…

Student-Faculty Co-Publication

Megan Hertner (History@Huron class of 2016), and Drs. Amy Bell & Nina Reid-Maroney have published their co-authored paper, “Community-based Research and Student Learning” in the latest issue of Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning eJournal.  The article examines the impact of two CBL case studies from History courses at Huron–one on the history of anti-slavery movements in 19th-century…

Digitizing Dawn of Tomorrow

Students in History 3313F “The Movement: Civil Rights and African American History in the 20th Century” are working on a community-based research partnership with the London Public Library to digitize early issues of London’s Dawn of Tomorrow .  So far, the class has visited the Library’s Central Branch to scan microfilm copies of the paper, and…

CURL 2016 Student Fellowship recipients

Congratulations to @HistoryHuron students Emily Abbott and Hannah Maitland, inaugural recipients of Student Fellowships through Huron’s Centre for Undergraduate Research Learning. Each CURL 2016 Student Research Fellowship is valued at $1500. Collaborating with Dr. Tom Peace (Huron), Emily Abbot will be researching the ethical and legal issues surrounding 3D artifact printing, in partnership with Sustainable Archaeology…