Administration

Francine McKenzie
- Chair, Department of History

Francine McKenzie

Position: Professor
Email: fmckenzi@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84964

Office: LWH 2201B
Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:30am -12:30pm

Research Interests

Professor McKenzie’s research interests are in the history of international relations, the history of the British Commonwealth, especially from the perspectives of the so-called periphery (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa), as well as the history of global trade.

Currently Teaching:

IR 4702E - Contemporary Challenges in the Global Community

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Jonathan F.W. Vance
Undergraduate Chair

Jonathan F.W. Vance

Position: Professor
Email: jvance@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84974
Office: LWH 2247
Office Hours: Mondays, 1:00-2:00pm and Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00pm

Research Interests

Professor Vance teaches military history, Canadian history, and social memory. His current research focuses on the First World War, Canadian culture, and prisoners of war. He also curates the Wartime Canada collection.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 1810E - Wars that Changed the World
HIS 2186B - Zombie Apocalypse: Panic and Paranoia from the Black Death to Y2K
HIS 4709E - The First World War: A Revolutionary Experience


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Nancy Rhoden
Graduate Chair

Nancy Rhoden

Position: Associate Professor
Email: nrhoden@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84970
Office: STVH 2122
Office Hours: Mondays 11:30am-1:00pm and Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm or by appointment

Research Interests

Professor Rhoden is a specialist in colonial British America and the American Revolution, with particular interests in religious and social history.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2301E - The United States, Colonial Period to the Present
HIS 9307A - Early America and the Atlantic World, 1600 to 1820

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Michelle A. Hamilton
- Director, M.A. Public History Program

Michelle Hamilton

Position: Associate Professor
Email: mhamilt3@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84973
Office: LWH 1223
Office Hours: TBA

Research Interests

Professor Hamilton is a Public Historian whose research focuses on historical and contemporary issues surrounding museums and heritage, social memory and commemoration, cultural identity and issues of representation, usually in regards to Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 4213F - Life, Love and Death in Early Canada
HIS 9800A - Public History:  Theory, History, Practice (restricted)
HIS 9801B - Public History Group Project (restricted)

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Maya Shatzmiller
- Director, Middle East & North Africa Research Group (MENARG)

Maya Shatzmiller

Position: Professor
Email: maya@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84994

Office: LWH 2229
Office Hours:

Research Interests

Professor Maya Shatzmiller is a specialist in the social and economic history of the medieval Islamic world and author of several books on the subject, among them 'Labour in the Medieval Islamic World' and 'Women's property Rights in 15th century Granada'. Her project of writing the economic history of medieval Islamic societies in several volumes is under way with the current volume devoted to the monetary history.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2606E - The Making of the Modern Middle East
HIS 2162A - A Basic Introduction to the History of the Middle East
HIS 9601B - Roots of Underdevelopment:  The Economic History of the Islamic Middle East

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Aldona Sendzikas
- Co-Director, Program in American Studies at Western

Aldona Sendzikas

Position: Associate Professor
Email: asendzi2@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84377
Office: LWH 1222
Office Hours: on Sabbatical 2017-18

Research Interests

Professor Sendzikas specializes in 20th century U.S. and military history. Her research interests include the U.S. Submarine Service, particularly during WWII; prisoner of war issues;Canada-U.S. relations; and Cold War culture and society

Currently Teaching:

On Sabbatical 2017-18

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Laurel Shire
- Co-Director, Program in American Studies at Western

Laurel Shire

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: lshire@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84991
Office: LWH 2226

Office Hours: Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am and by appointment

Research Interests

Professor Shire is a social and cultural historian whose research focuses on the United States in the nineteenth century, especially the relationship between race, gender, and U.S. expansion. Her research connects scholarship on North American borderlands, Western and Southern U.S. history, the Atlantic world, Native and African American studies, and women’s history.

Currently Teaching: 

AS 1020

HIS 2135B - African-American History: Racism and the Struggle for Freedom in America
HIS 9050A - American Studies:  Method and Practice
HIS 9718B - Race and Gender on Imperial Frontiers

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