Topic: History

Harper and the “dumbing down” of Canadian society

By Erica Rayment

It’s almost like we planned it! But even though we didn’t, the micro-lecture roundtable discussion sponsored jointly by the Canadian Political Science […]


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Business as Usual: Elite Universities during the 1930s

By Hilary Earl

Resources and intelligence do not necessarily translate into political or moral fortitude. Stephen H. Norwood, The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower: Complicity and Conflict on American Campuses. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.


No University Buildings

By Robert Jan van Pelt

On November 17, 2008 the Senate of the University of Waterloo met to discuss a proposal to establish a satellite campus in […]


Nothing Gold Can Stay

By Nancy McCormack

Lucien X. Polastron, Books on Fire: The Destruction of Libraries Throughout History, translator: Jon E. Graham (Rochester, Vermont: Inner Traditions, 2007); Fernando Baez, A Universal History of the Destruction of Books, translator: Alfred MacAdam (New York: Atlas & Co, 2008).


“Saving floods of useless ink”: academic historians and cinematic history

By John Herd Thompson

Duke University’s John Herd Thompson explores how academic historians always lose when taking on filmmakers and their depiction of the past