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Elsbeth Heaman

Associate Professor
Degree(s) and Education: 

PhD (University of Toronto)

Ferrier, Rm 490
Office Hours: 
Fall 2013: Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Mailing Address: 

Department of History 855, rue Sherbrooke O
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2T7

514-398-4400 ext.094892
Email Address: 
elsbeth [dot] Heaman [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Professional Biography: 

I'm a historian of early history of Canada, particularly the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. I'm currently developing a project on the history of authority in early Canada, and its relationship to imperialism and science. The goal is to understand how the scientific revolution reshaped political discourse, taking knowledge about Canada for the basis of a case study. This work builds upon an earlier monograph on the 19th-century public sphere in Canada: The Inglorious Arts of Peace: Exhibitions in Canadian Society during the 19th Century(Toronto, 1999). I'm also interested in medical history and recently published a monograph on the development of medical research and medical politics at one English medical school: St Mary's: The History of a London Teaching Hospital (McGill-Queen's, 2003).

Graduate Supervision: 

Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Canadian and medical history.