Department of History News

Montreal Map

Robert Sweeny blogs about his latest research on Montreal.

Maclean's 2017 Rankings

Maclean's magazine has ranked MUN as the seventh best comprehensive university in Canada.


Sean Kheraj, Department of History, York University, will be giving the next talk in the History Department's Speaker Series on Dene resistance to the Norman Wells pipeline in the NWT on Friday, November 4, A4004 from 1-2PM. 

Twinsome Minds

Twinsome Minds: Recovering the 1916 Easter Rising in Images and Stories, November 4, 7 PM, Innovation Hall (The Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation).

St. Johns, 1945

Applications for the Michael Harrington Research Prize in Newfoundland History are now being accepted.

Grant Writing

Scholarship in the Arts funding available for archival and conference travel.

MA and PhD opportunities in the history of film and tourism in North America.

Hafez Mosque

The Department of History kicks off its new Middle East Film Series on Thursday September 29 at 7PM in A1046. Food will be provided by Sumac Middle Eastern Market and Eatery. 

Newfoundland Quarterly

Former MA student, Jay McGrath, has recently published an article in Newfoundland Quarterly.

Dr. Dominique Brégent-Heald

Dr. Dominique Brégent-Heald has been awarded a four-year SSHRC Insight grant to investigate the synergistic relationships between film and tourism in Canada during the first half of the 20th century by tracing the history of the tourism film. Northern Getaway: Film, Tourism, and Selling Canada examines the ways in which Canada has utilized film to define itself as the leading tourist destination for the US market, as well as how the US has represented Canada and Canadians, as well as the evolving Canadian-American relationship, through the lens of film and tourism.

Dr. Patrick Mannion

Sessional Instructor Dr. Patrick Mannion will be starting a new SSHRC-funded project at Boston College this September. 

Conflicted Colony

Kurt Korneski's new book, Conflicted Colony, published by McGill-Queen's University Press is out now. 

Dr. Justin Fantauzzo

Justin Fantauzzo and undergraduate B.A. student Sarah Hannon talk about the value of a History degree.

HBC, Mingan.

Kurt Korneski has a forthcoming article in the Journal of Social History on race, trade, and HBC in mid-nineteenth century Labrador. 

Present-day Stockholm.

The Department of History is offering an exciting programme in intersession 2017 devoted to urban history from the Viking Age to the late 20th century.

Giant Mine Headfram

History Professor John Sandlos and collaborator Arn Keeling (Geography) have published an article on arsenic pollution at Giant Mine.

History of the Book Symposium

Memorial University is hosting the unique Newfoundland and Labrador Book History Symposium.

New Book Shortlisted for Major Prize

MUN Professor Robert Sweeny's new book has been placed on the John A. Macdonald Prize shortlist for best book in Canadian History.