The W. GALEN WESTON FUND FOR BRITISH HISTORY AT HURON is a generous endowment that supports the teaching of British History in courses offered by Huron’s History Department.
In 2020-21, The W. Galen Weston Fund supported our annual October History Day workshop, featuring Conor Wilkinson, Huron History alumnus and PhD candidate, Columbia University. In the 2021-22 academic year, the fund supports a new African Canadian Doctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship supports Huron’s institutional commitment to address anti-Black racism in the historical context of the British Empire, and builds on Huron History’s established program of innovative teaching and research on the histories of enslavement, emancipation, and movements for racial justice in Canada.
In 2020, the planned study trip to Singapore was postponed by the pandemic. Students in Dr. Jun Fang’s History 4605E, “War and Memory in Modern East Asia” were headed to Singapore during the February reading week, to conduct research on the Battle of Singapore and how the battle has been remembered by the Singaporeans. Watch this page for updates on new plans when it is safe to travel again.
In 2018-19, the Weston Fund supported Huron History Day in October, and the return of the Phantoms of the Past research collaboration with Bath Spa University.
In 2017-18, the Weston Fund supported the following initiatives:
HURON HISTORY DAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
HISTORY 3497F CRIMINALS, CRIME SCENES AND PUNISHMENT IN MEDIEVAL BRITAIN
WRITING RIGHTS, RIGHTING WRONGS: TRANSATLANTIC NARRATIVES OF RACE–an international undergraduate research conference at Huron, April 11, 2018
HURON STUDENT RESEARCH TRAVEL AWARD IN BRITISH HISTORY: Matt Patterson, inaugural recipient of the travel fellowship valued at $2500, spent reading week 2018 at the National Archives in London, UK. His research project, “Purely Politics”: Reactions of the British Government to German Espionage in the First World War, was presented at the CURL Conference on April 12, 2018. (full schedule here)