News - 2018
June 22, 2018
This exhibition tells the story of Mabel “MB” Williams, an extraordinary, ordinary woman who became devoted to national parks and engendered that devotion in others. Historian Alan MacEachern documents her role in shaping the philosophy of Canada's Dominion Parks Branch (the precursor to Parks Canada) in the early to mid-twentieth century. Digitized photographs and letters from Williams's life, her guidebooks and other publications, and audio interviews with Williams herself reveal her influence on, and love for, Canada's national parks.
Megan Stacey, The London Free Press, May 22, 2018
It’s like a do-it-yourself audio tour. Call in, get the story. Unearthing London’s history, and the tales behind it, could soon be as easy as a quick phone call.
May 01, 2018
Earth Sciences professor Gail Atkinson and History professor Maya Shatzmiller have been awarded the 2018 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research.
April 13, 2018
Thanks to a gift from a Western alumna, and a bit of serendipity, students in Western’s Masters in Public History program will have a funded internship opportunity with Canada’s History Society.
Carl Hnatyshyn, Chatham This Week, April 09, 2018
Professor Alan MacEachern spoke to Lambton Wildlife recently about the 889 boxes of national daily climate observations he discovered in Environment Canada's Downsview facility.
March 15, 2018
Dove and Hamilton administer the Public History program, recognized as one of the best in the country
Robert Anthony Rombouts, Faculty of Social Science News and Updates, January 30, 2018
Shelley McKellar examined the history of efforts to repair or replace hearts in two recent works: “Clinical Firsts – Christiaan Barnard’s Heart Transplantations” published in the December 7, 2017 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine and her book Artificial Hearts: The Allure and Ambivalence of a Controversial Medical Technology, published in January 2018.
January 15, 2018
Brock Millman is the recipient of the 2016 C.P. Stacey Prize for his book Polarity, Patriotism and Dissent in Great War Canada, 1914-1919.
January 15, 2018
Laurel Shire's book, The Threshold of Manifest Destiny, wins another award.
July 25, 2018
H-Diplo has just published a roundtable of Geoff Stewart’s book, Vietnam’s Lost Revolution: Ngô Đình Diệm’s Failure to Build an Independent Nation, 1955-1963