News - 2014

  • Ball State Conference 2015

    December 15, 2014

    Applications are now being accepted for the Undergraduate History Conference at Ball State University, in Indiana, to be held on Friday, February 20th.

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  • Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies

    October 23, 2014

    Professor Roger Hall has co-edited, and Professor Ben Forster has contributed a chapter to, Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies, fifteen fresh interpretations of Canada's founding Prime Minister, published for the occasion of the bicentennial of his birth in 1815.

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  • My London: Western public history students create a revealing profile on some of London’s heritage homes

    By James Stewart Reaney, London Free Press, March 16, 2014

    These are some of the happy times, the ones when my London’s past seems to have such a bright future. A Wednesday meeting with four MA students in Western’s public history was and is such a time. Along with their classmates, Stacey Devlin, Jessica Knapp, Elizabeth Miron and Joel Sherlock have mounted an exhibition which continues at the Western Archives John A. Schweitzer gallery celebrating and documenting a dozen London homes. Six are in Old South London. Six are in the Blackfriars (Petersville) neighbourhood.

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  • All That Glitters is Not Gold?

    March 10, 2014

    Professor Michael Dove has completed a review for the Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) of a design proposed for a new coin depicting famous explorer Henry Hudson. The Henry Hudson $200 gold coin is part of the RCM's Great Canadian Explorers Series and is scheduled to appear in 2015!

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  • Congratulations Professor Rob MacDougall

    January 23, 2014

    The History Department would like to congratulate Professor Rob MacDougall on his new book publication. His new book "The People's Network" is about the birth of the telephone industry in the United States and Canada, and the fierce battles between politicians, corporate interests, and ordinary people to control the telephone--the cutting edge, disruptive new technology of its day.

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