Our people are what makes our department special. We are at the forefront of our respective research fields. We teach the history we study and write about. We work alongside our students. And we are part of the local community, bringing history to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. See who we are and what we do

Terry Bishop-Stirling

Associate Professor 
Undergraduate Liaison

Office: A-4008
Telephone: (709) 864-7653
Email: tstirlin@mun.ca

Research Interests: Newfoundland and Labrador history; Social history; Women's history. More Info

Edita Bosák

Associate Professor

Office: A-4012
Telephone: (709) 864-8432
Email: ebosak@mun.ca

Research Interests: Central and Eastern European history; Nationalism; Political history. More Info

Dominique Brégent-Heald

Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator

Office: A-4013
Telephone: (709) 864-8430
Email: dbheald@mun.ca

Research Interests: U.S. film history; North American borders, borderlands and frontiers; Comparative history of the North American West; U.S. culture history and popular culture; U.S.-Canadian relations; tourism. More Info

Sean Cadigan


Office: HH-1021A
Telephone: (709) 864-4898
Email: scadigan@mun.ca

Research Interests: Newfoundland and Labrador history; Atlantic Canadian history; Social and ecological history. More Info

Stephan Curtis

Associate Professor and Head

Office: A-4019
Telephone: (709) 864-8420
Email: stephanc@mun.ca

Research Interests: Modern European social history; History of medicine; Child and maternal mortality; Diffusions and dissemination of medical knowledge; Swedish history. More Info

Justin Fantauzzo

Assistant Professor

Office: A-4007
Telephone: (709) 864-2128
Email: jfantauzzo@mun.ca

Research Interests: First World War; War and Society; Military History; The British Empire at War; Wartime Cultural Encounters; Modern Middle East. More Info

Neil Kennedy

Associate Professor

Office: HH-1004
Telephone: (709) 864-8968
Email: nkennedy@mun.ca

Research Interests: 17th century Bermuda and the Caribbean; Atlantic island ecologies; Plantation societies/archaeology; Slavery and Emancipation; Early Modern Americas; Sensory history. More Info

Michael D. Kirkpatrick


Assistant Professor

Office: A-4015
Telephone: (709) 864-6109
Email: michael.kirkpatrick@mun.ca

Research Interests: 19th and 20th century Guatemala and Latin America; urban history; modernity; consumer culture; capitalism More Info

Kurt Korneski


Associate Professor

Office: HH-1005
Telephone: (709) 864-3091
Email: kkornesk@mun.ca

Research Interests: Canadian history; Colonialism; Transnationalism; Migration. More Info

Sébastien Rossignol

Associate Professor

Office: A-4009
Telephone: (709) 864-2602
Email: srossignol@mun.ca

Research Interests: Medieval European history; pragmatic literacy; urban history; intercultural contacts in Central Europe. More Info

John Sandlos


Office: A-1022
Telephone: (709) 864-2429
Email: jsandlos@mun.ca

Research Interests: Environmental history; Canadian history; The Canadian North; Aboriginal people and conservation; History of wildlife management and national parks; Mining in Northern Canada; Environmental aesthetics and ideas. More Info

Jeff Webb


Office: A-4014
Telephone: (709) 864-2125
Email: Jeff.Webb@mun.ca

Research Interests: History of Newfoundland and Labrador; History of Mass Media; History of Atlantic Canada. More Info

Cross-Appointed Faculty

James (Jim) Connor
John Clinch Professor of Medical Humanities and History of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Email: jconnor@mun.ca
Phone: (709) 864-3340

Jennifer Connor
Faculty of Medicine
Email: jennifer.connor@med.mun.ca
Phone: (709) 864-3336


Professors Emeritus

Gerhard P. Bassler
Email: gbassler@mun.ca
Office: A-1022
Phone: 709-864-8435

James (Jim) K. Hiller
Honorary Research Professor and University Research Professor
Email: jhiller@mun.ca
Office: A-1021A
Phone: 709-864-8435

Robert Sweeny
Email: rsweeny@mun.ca
Office: A-1019
Telephone: (709) 864-8435
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Honorary Research Professors

Valerie Burton
Email: vburton@mun.ca
Office: HH-1006
Telephone: (709) 864-8433

Christopher English
Email: cenglish@mun.ca


Historians at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, Corner Brook, Newfoundland

Rainer Baehre
Professor and Program Chair
Email: rbaehre@grenfell.mun.ca
Office: AS332J
Phone: (709) 637-6278

Edwin Bezzina
Associate Professor 
Email: ebezzina@grenfell.mun.ca
Office: AS322T
Phone: (709) 637-2191

Kelly Anne Butler
Per Course Instructor
Email: kbutler@grenfell.mun.ca
Office: AS278A
Phone: (709) 639-4606

Bonnie White
Assistant Professor
Email: bjwhite@grenfell.mun.ca
Office: AS332Q
Phone: (709) 639-6519

Carol King (affiliated)
Associate Professor, Classics
Email: cking@grenfell.mun.ca
Office: AS332C
Phone: (709) 639-6563 

James S. Greenlee
Professor Emeritus
Email: jgreenlee@grenfell.mun.ca
Phone: (709) 388-0548

Olaf Janzen
Professor Emeritus
Email: olaf@grenfell.mun.ca


Department of History

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000