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Graduate Students

Vanessa Childs Rolls; Ph.D. Student
Welfare Capitalism and Social Control at Sydney Steel Emergency Hopsital.
Supervisor: Dr. Sean Cadigan.

Trevor Ford; Ph.D. Student
(BA in History with Honours, MA in History)
*Domestic and Imperial Intelligence
*Military History
*Aboriginal History
*Labour History
The Military Intelligence Branch of the Department of Militia and Defence played a key role in monitoring the activities of Canadian during the First World War.  They accomplished this by infiltrating organizations targeted as problematic and assessing the threat they posed to state interests.  Despite the importance of this military intelligence organization, we know almost nothing about its operations, largely because it has long been thought that its records were destroyed.  It is my hope that my study of the Military Intelligence Branch, using records at the Library and Archives Canada, will make the first systematic examination of the organization and its relationships to other Canadian domestic intelligence services, imperial intelligence services, and to Canadian society as a whole during 1866 and 1922.
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Humphries

Mekaela Gulliver; Ph.D. Student
Preserving the Best:  Newfoundland's Cultural Movement, 1965-1983
Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Webb

Shelly Kawaja; Ph.D. Student 
Supervisor: Dr. Sean Cadigan

Bill Miles; Ph.D. Student 
*Royal Navy
*Transatlantic Maritime World
Supervisor: Drs. Lewis Fischer/Olaf Janzen

Phillip Reid; Ph.D. Student
(MA Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology, East Carolina University, 1998)
*Maritime technology
*early modern Atlantic maritime commerce
Current Project:  "Gone Down the Ways:  The Evolution of Maritime Technology in the Atlantic World, 1600-1800"
I am investigating continuity and change in maritime technology in the Atlantic World from the establishment of English America to the age of revolutions, to test the hypothesis that the subject has been ignored or misunderstood by historians of the Atlantic World and left out of the wider historical context by historians of maritime technology.  The goal is to integrate Atlantic World and maritime technological history for the benefit of both.  Methodologies include re-examination of existing literature, quantitative and anecdotal archival research, and technical analysis of vessel design and construction.
Supervisor: Dr. Neil Kennedy

Curtis B. Robinson; Ph.D. Student
(MA Nipissing University)
*Canada in the Great War
*international relations, war and society
*Stalin's Russia
*modern Germany
*theory and methods.
Current Research: Canadians, the Hun and the origins of insecurity.  I am interested in the duality between domestic surveillance agencies and wider society where the agency acts as a national muscle of morality or an agency of social control.
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Humphries

Lyndsay Rosenthal; Ph.D. Student 
(BA, Mount Royal University; MA, Memorial University)
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Humphries

Martin Whittemore; Ph.D. Student 
*19th Century
*Port of Portland
Supervisor: Dr. Lewis Fischer

George Withers; Ph.D. Student 
*Newfoundland Resettlement
Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Webb

James Armour; MA Student 
Moses Harvey's Writings
Supervisor: Dr. Sean Cadigan

Allison Bennett; MA Student
(BA, Hons, Memorial University)
*the Holocaust and Nazi Germany
*twentieth century history
*social and cultural history.
Currrent research: the Kindertransport, anti-Semitism in nineteenth and twentieth century Europe, eugenics in the first half of the twentieth century.
Supervisor: Dr. Edita Bosák

Marc Brouillette; MA Student 
(BA, Memorial University.  Major: History, Minor: Geography)
*Early Twentieth Century Newfoundland Politics
*Newfoundland in the First World War
*18th and 19th Century Military History
*Urban Geography
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Humphries

Howard Butler; MA Student
(BA, Memorial University)
*History and Literature
*Marxist Philosophy
*The Soviet Union
*Espionage and Terrorism.
Supervisor:  Dr. Edita Bosák

Margaret Connors; MA Student 
Immigrant Contributions to Newfoundland
Supervisor: Dr. Robert Sweeny

Shannon Conway; MA Student
(BA Majors: History & Political Science {Canadian Government}; Minor: Psychology); Certificate in Public Administration
*British Imperialism
Supervisor: Dr. Kurt Korneski

Edward Dodd; MA Student
(BA Hons, University of Regina)
*Edwardian Seafaring
*British Naval Policy
*British Imperialism
Supervisor: Dr. Valerie Burton

Matthew Field; MA Student 
WWII:  Canadian-Allied War Efforts
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Humphries

David Foisy; MA Student 
Great War Memory: The Newfoundland Regiment
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Humphries

Rose Fox; MA Student
(BA Hons, with High Distinction, University of Toronto History Specialist, Minor in Jewish Studies, Minor in Canadian Studies)
Master Research Paper Title:  "Fifty Years in the Making:  Mary River, Baffin Island Iron Ore Exploration Project."
Supervisor: Dr. John Sandlos

Darrell Hillier; MA Student 
WWII Newfound Military (Aviation) History
Supervisor: Dr. Michael O'Brien

Matthew King; MA Student
(BA, Memorial University)
*Film Noir
Supervisor: Dr. Dominque Brégent-Heald

David Newman; MA Student 
Evangelical Tradition within Newfoundland: Harbour Grace
Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Webb

Christopher Reid; MA Student 
(BA, Double Major, History and Political Science, Memorial University)
(Bachelor of Education, Intermediate/Secondary Education, Memorial University)
*Newfoundland in the World Wars
*History of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment (1795-Present)
*Espionage and Terrorism
*Provincial-Federal Governmental Relations
*Newfoundland Educational Policy
*International Law
For my MA research project, I am researching the relationship between officers and enlisted men in the Newfoundland Regiment during the First World War.  It is my hope to determine how these two classes interacted and what bearing this relationship had on the effectiveness of the Regiment.  This will be accomplished by comparing records of the RNR with similar research that had already been completed on British and Canadian units.
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Humphries

Joan Sullivan; MA Student 
Newfoundland's Collective Theatre Plays of the 1970s & 1980s
Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Webb

Aileen Worrall; MA Student
(BA, Hons, Memorial University)
*Gender and Imperialism in early twentieth-century Canada.
Supervisor: Dr. Kurt Korneski