Western University HistoryWestern Social Science

Nancy Christie

- Adjunct Professor


Email: nchrist8@uwo.ca
Office: TBA
Personal Website

Research Interests

Professor Christie is a cultural historian with a primary interest in the history of gender, the state, the history of consumption, the history of political thought, and the history of the British empire\transatlantic world.

Teaching Philosophy

My goal is a simple one: I encourage students to think broadly, across the terrain of cultural, social and political history, and to draw on a wide range of theoretical approaches, in order to expand their perspective to the point where they can creatively elaborate their own synthetic conclusions. I aim to introduce students to the best in Canadian historiography, and also, to consider Canada as a case study within international frameworks of debate. For senior undergraduate and graduate students, I wish them to immerse themselves in a wide range of archival records, from newspapers, to private papers, public documents, and legal records, so that they can develop a wide expertise in documentary sources.

Major Research Projects

I am presently completing a book length study of early Quebec entitled A Northern Bastille: A Cultural and Political History of Quebec, 1760 – 1820 which is based on a large data base from the criminal records of both Montreal and Quebec and newspaper records. I am also heading up the Sesquicentennial History of Canada Project which aims to produce a two-volume synthesis covering the period 1627-1987.

Select Publications


The Sixties and Beyond book cover

(2012) The Sixties and Beyond: Dechristianization in North America and Western Europe

Christian Churches and their Peoples book cover

(2010) (with Michael Gauvreau) MicChristian Churches and their Peoples, 1840-1965: A Social History of Religion in Canada

Transatlantic Subjects book cover

(2008) Transatlantic Subjects: Ideas, Institutions and Social Experience in Post-Revolutionary British North America

Mapping the Margins book cover

(2004) Mapping the Margins: Family and Social Discipline in Canada

Cultures of Citizenship in Postwar Canada book cover

(2003) Cultures of Citizenship in Postwar Canada

Households of Faith book cover

(2002) Households of Faith: Family, Gender, and Community in Canada

A Full-Orbed Christianity book cover

(2000) Engendering the State: Family, Work and Welfare in Canada

A Full-Orbed Christianity book cover

(1996) A Full-Orbed Christianity: The Protestant Churches and Social Welfare in Canada, 1900-1940

Book Chapters

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Conferences Organized

Awards & Distictions