Western University HistoryWestern Social Science

Jonathan F.W. Vance

- Distinguished University Professor
- J.B. Smallman Chair
- Research Chair, Department of History

PhD, York University, 1993
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84974
Email: jvance@uwo.ca
Office: Lawson Hall 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.

Major Research Projects

The Ley and Lois Smith War, Memory, and Popular Culture
Research Collection

The collection is now available to researchers working in the fields of military history, cultural studies, war and society, and prisoners of war. It is a heterogenous collection of archival materials, microforms, published and printed documents, and secondary sources relating to the cultural dimensions of conflict and the collective memory of war. Its holdings, which might be broadly classed as ephemera, are strongest in a number of areas:

For more information, please see the collection guide.

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Awards and Distinctions