Our Faculty

Michael Dove
Director 2018/2019, and Internship Coordinator, M.A. Public History Program

Michael Dove

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: mdove2@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84996

Office: LWH 1207
Office Hours:
Mondays 12:00pm-2:00pm

Research Interests

Professor Dove specializes in public history, early Canadian history, and the business and social history of the global maritime world in the Early Modern Period (c.1500-1800). He is especially interested in the operation of commercial trading companies including the Hudson’s Bay Company, as well as the growth and decline of piracy during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2188A/B - Pirates & Piracy on the World’s Seas and in the Public Imagination
HIS 3813E - Public History

Master's level supervisory privileges


Michelle A. Hamilton

Michelle Hamilton

Position: Associate Professor
Email: mhamilt3@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84984
Office: LWH 2216
Office Hours:  Tuesdays 1:30-3:30pm

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 2209E - First Nations in Canadian History
HIS 9800A - Public History:  Theory, History and Practice
HIS 9801B - Public History Group Project

Master's & Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Timothy Compeau

Timothy Compeau

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: tcompeau@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-3645
Office: tbd
Office Hours:  by appointment

Research Interests

Professor Compeau researches the cultural history of colonial North America and the Atlantic World with a special interest in honour culture and loyalism in the American Revolution. He also explores the application of augmented reality technology for public history.

Currently Teaching:

 HIS 9808A - Digital Public History (restricted)


Alan MacEachern

Alan MacEachern

Position: Professor
Email: amaceach@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84993
Office: LWH 2268
Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:30-2:30pm or by appointment.

Research Interests

Professor MacEachern is an environmental historian of Canada.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2201E - Canada: Origins to the Present
HIS 3723F - The Anthropocene: History of a Human Planet
HIS 9833B - Environmental History:  People and Nature Through Time

Master's & Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Shelley McKellar

Shelley McKellar

Position: Associate Professor
Email: smckell@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84990
Office: LWH 2227
Office Hours: Mondays 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and by appointment
History of Medicine at Western

Research Interests

Professor McKellar studies the history of medicine and disease, with a special interest in the history of medical technology, instruments and devices, the history of surgery, and medical biography. She is also the curator of the Western Medical Artifact Collection.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2812E - Plague, Pox and Flu: Disease in Global History

Master's & Doctoral Level Supervisor Privileges


Robert MacDougall

Robert MacDougall

Position: Associate Professor
Email: rmacdou@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85305
Office: LWH 2228
Office Hours: Mondays 1:30- 3:30pm or by appointment

Research Interests

Professor MacDougall studies the history of the late 19th and 20th century United States with a special focus on the cultural and political history of information, communication, science, and technology.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2301E - The United States, Colonial Period to the Present
HIS 4301E - The United States in the Twentieth Century
HIS 9805A - Writing History

Master's & Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


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: Fall term: Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm (and by appointment).
Winter term: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30pm (and by appointment).

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:

HIS 2137B - Draft Dodgers, Hippies, and Black Panthers: The US in the 1960s
HIS 3310G - Advanced American Studies: Being American
HIS 3326F - Atomic America: The United States During the 1950s
HIS9308A - The United States and the Cold War

Master's & Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


Don Spanner

Don Spanner

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: dspanner@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-3645
Office: LWH 2201
Office Hours: By Appointment

Research Interests

Professor Spanner's research interests include Archival Studies, Reference Services and Outreach Development, Conservation and Preservation Management and Ontario History

Currently Teaching:

HIS 9806A - Understanding Archives

 


William J. Turkel
Research Chair

William J. Turkel

Position: Professor
Email: wturkel@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 87433

Office: LWH 2267
Office Hours:
Thursdays 2:30pm-3:20pm(Fall)
Wednesdays 10:30am-11:20am (Winter)
or by appointment 

Research Interests

Professor Turkel research interests include computational history, Big History, STS, physical computing, desktop fabrication and electronics.

Currently Teaching:

HIST 2816A - Introduction to Digital History (Fall)
HIST 9877A - Digital Research Methods (Fall)
HIST 3823G - Global 21st Century History (Winter)
HIST 9832B - Interactive Exhibit Design (Winter)

Master's & Doctoral Level supervisory privileges


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


Master's & Doctoral Level supervisory privileges