News - 2020
December 18, 2020
CBC News article: Alan MacEachern, a climate change historian and professor of history at Western University in London, Ont., says that it has taken too long for the federal government to come up with the necessary ambition to tackle climate change.
November 14, 2020
Afternoon Drive host Chris dela Torre speaks with the exhibit's curators Grant Maltman and Kat MacDonald. November 14 is World Diabetes Day and London's Banting House is marking the day with a special exhibit.
November 13, 2020
The John Phillip Reid Book Award is awarded annually for the best monograph by a mid-career or senior scholar, published in English in any of the fields defined broadly as Anglo-American legal history.
November 11, 2020
What Do We Lose If We Forget?
November 08, 2020
October 26, 2020
Students in the Public History Minor at Western will have more hands-on learning opportunities, thanks to an anonymous donor.
Eli Nathans interviewed by the BBC World Service. The subject was a recent German citizenship decision.
October 21, 2020
A German court denied a long-term Muslim resident of Germany naturalization because he had refused to shake the hand of the official who wanted to hand him his naturalization certificate. The official was a woman, and shaking hands with her apparently violated the man's religious principles.
October 12, 2020
Enjoyed presenting the 2020 Wolfram Innovator Awards to a wonderful group using our tech in computational history, artificial lungs, education analytics, computational philosophy, primate analytics, QCD, computational toxicology, aerosol dynamics & more
October 08, 2020
Fire burned for a day and a half destroying one-fifth of the province's forests.
October 05, 2020
Congratulations to Hear, Here London, the recipients of the 2020 ACO Public Education and Engagement Award. Hear, Here London has created a Public History project that shares oral histories of historically marginalized people, and increases awareness of the stories behind London's built heritage.
Liny Lamberink, CBC News, August 24, 2020
Kelly Patterson found the document inside a book at Goodwill. Jonathan Vance, Department of History, Western University, comments on findings.
Sara Korshid, Foreign Policy, June 12, 2020
Pro-democracy activists in authoritarian countries always pointed to the United States as a model. After police attacks on protesters, it has become increasingly hard to do so.
May 15, 2020
Jonathan Vance, our esteemed colleague and tireless undergraduate chair, has received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Congratulations Jonathan! This is well deserved, many times over.
LAMPHHS Best Monograph (2020) Award Artificial Hearts: The Allure and Ambivalence of a Controversial Medical Technology.
May 08, 2020
CONSTANCE CROMPTON, May 04, 2020
CSDH/SCHN 2020 Outstanding Contribution Award: Hear, Here London POSTED ON MAY 4, 2020 BY CONSTANCE CROMPTON Hear, Here London and its team are the winners of the CSDH/SCHN 2020 Outstanding Contribution Award. Hear, Here is led by Dr. Ariel Beaujot, an Associate Professor of History University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and an Associate Visiting Professor Department of History University of Western. Hear, Here London is directed by Dr. Michelle Hamilton, an Associate Professor and co-director of the MA Public History program at Western University.
The Globe and Mail, March 31, 2020
Francine McKenzie is professor and chair of the history department at Western University and author of GATT and Global Order in the Postwar Era. In these remarkable times, people are making sense of the global response to the novel coronavirus pandemic as a war we must fight. Health-care workers are on the front lines. Emergency measures have been enacted. The world is united against a common foe. And just like in the Second World War, when people wondered how to prevent another conflict, people are already thinking about a post-pandemic landscape and asking how to keep us all safe from disease.
DEBORA VAN BRENK, March 25, 2020
Millions of people confine themselves to their homes as they battle an invisible, viral enemy. Schools and theatres close. Playgrounds empty. Medical staff choose which patients will get life-saving respirators, and which will not. That was polio at its North American peak in the early 1950s. Today, the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak is both familiar and concerning to Western medical historian Shelley McKellar.