Professor Edward Dunsworth is co-editing a blog series, Historians Confront the Climate Emergency, with Prof. Daniel Macfarlane of Western Michigan University. Hosted by ActiveHistory.ca and NiCHE (Network in Canadian History & Environment), posts in the ten-part series will appear on Tuesdays and Thursdays through mid-October. Dr. Philip Gooding, postdoctoral fellow at McGill’s Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC), is one of the series’ contributors.
Prof. Judith Szapor will be the Judith B. and Burton P. Resnick Invitational Scholar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. She will spend the winter semester 2022 in Washington, D.C., to work on her research project “Antisemitism, Gender, Mobility: The Impact of the Numerus Clausus in Hungary, 1920-1948”.
Prof. Heidi Wendt won the 2021 Arts Distinction in Research Award. The prize is awarded annually by the Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) to a McGill faculty member who has made outstanding research contributions to her/his field. In 2016, Prof. Wendt published At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire with Oxford University Press. In her book, she examines evidence for the rise of self-authorized experts in specialized religious skills, rites, and wisdom under the Roman Empire.
Geoffrey Wallace has won the 2020 Rachel Carson Dissertation Prize of the American Society for Environmental History. He defended his dissertation “History and Geography of Beeswax Extraction in the Northern Maya Lowlands, 1540-1700” in 2020.
Faith and Kendall Wallis are on track to make a major philanthropic impact on McGill students
The usual Cold War narratives focus on the Soviet-American rivalry as if the superpowers were the only driving forces in the international system. Lorenz M. Lüthi offers a radically different narrative, restoring a role for regional powers in Asia, the Middle East and Europe and revealing how regional and national developments shaped the course of the Cold War.
Professor and Departmental Chair Jason M. Opal published an op-ed in the Washington Post on how this foundational text of the American Revolution could help the United States deal with its many crises.
Professor Lorenz M. Lüthi received the annual academic excellence award of Chinese Historians of the United States (CHUS) for his 2020 book Cold Wars as a “a paradigm-setting contribution to the field of Cold War studies.”
There is a new book out in November by Sasha Mullally and the IHSP's David Wright, published by McGill Queen's University Press (ISBN 9780228003717).
The J. B. Tyrell Historical Medal is awarded every two years for outstanding work in the history of Canada. From the start of his career, Prof. Greer was interested in Canada’s colonial roots and its Indigenous Past. His publications span topics as diverse as rural Quebec history, a biography of a Mohawk Saint, and a large-scale interpretation of how Indigenous lands were transformed into property for colonists. For a longer portrait, see McGill Reporter.
Prof. Wright is a specialist in the history of health and medicine. His research focuses on the history of mental disorders and hospitals, and on the transnational migration of physicians in the second half of the twentieth century. Prof. Wright has published and edited numerous books on sick children, disability, and mental health in Canada, the Caribbean, Victorian England, and the modern world in general.
McGill International Review host Mathieu Lavault interviews Professor Wendell Nii Laryea Adjetey to discuss the impact of colonialism, slavery, the identity of Black North Americans, and the James McGill statue.
Professor and Departmental Chair Jason M. Opal published an op-ed on Trump’s misguided ideas of Fourth of July in the Washington Post.
The violent nature of anti-Black racism in the United States has conveniently served Canadians for a long time to ignore racism in their own country, warns Prof. Adjetey in a CBC interview of June 7. Even if Black people have been a smaller minority in Canada than in the United States, they do not live in a non-racist society. Because racism in Canada is more subtle, it is easier to overlook its manifestations.
Congratulations to M. Max Hamon! He just received the 2019 Wilson Book Prize for his first book The Audacity of His Enterprise: Louis Riel and the Métis Nation That Canada Never Was, 1840–1875, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in early 2020.