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…

Book Launch! October 26, 2016

History at Huron’s Dr. Tom Peace, co-editor of the new volume, From Huronia to Wendakes: Adversity, Migration and Resilience, 1650-1900 will be joined by co-editor Dr. Kathryn Labelle (University of Saskatchewan), Dr. Brian Gettler (University of Toronto), and Catherine Tammaro (Communications Officer – WAN) for a book launch and roundtable discussion on Wednesday, October 26, at 3:30…

Huron History Day September 30, 2016

45 secondary school students from the TVDSB and LKDSB joined Huron History students on September 30th for History Day, where they attended Dr. Amy Bell’s HIST 1815F “Histories of Love”, participated in workshops led by Devon Elliott (History, UWO) and Amber Lloydlangston (Museum London), enjoyed lunch with the Huron History Society, and a public lecture…

Transatlantic Research and History 3801E

Transatlantic Digital Victorians Student Community-based Research Collaboration with the University of Huddersfield Dr. Paul Ward (Huddersfield) and Dr. Amy Bell (Huron) will supervise group student projects in the 2016-7 academic year, with students from AIH2022 Digital Victorians and HIST3801E The Historian’s Craft. The project will create a shared virtual exhibit entitled “Transatlantic Digital Victorians”. Using…

Oberlin College Research Trip

Students in HISTORY 2201E, HISTORY 2301E, HISTORY 4202F and HISTORY 4305F will travel to Oberlin, Ohio, on OCTOBER 20 & 21 to conduct research in the College archives, and tour the town of Oberlin. Read more about past Huron student research tracing Oberlin’s connections to antislavery movements in Canada, and stay tuned for updates on…