Administration

Francine McKenzie
- Chair, Department of History

Francine McKenzie

Position: Professor
Email: fmckenzi@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84964

Office: LWH 2201B
Office Hours:
Thursdays 1:00pm-3:00pm or by appointment.

Research Interests

Professor McKenzie is an international historian who works on the history of international organizations, global trade, and the British Commonwealth – especially on Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Currently Teaching:

IR 4702G - Contemporary Challenges in the Global Community
HIS 1810E - Wars that Changed the World
HIS 9823B - Professional Development

 

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Jonathan F.W. Vance
Undergraduate Chair

Jonathan F.W. Vance

Position: Professor
Email: jvance@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84974
Office: LWH 2247
Office Hours: Mondays 1:00-2:00pm and Wednesdays 12:00-2:00pm

Research Interests

Professor Vance teaches military history, Canadian history, and social memory. His current research focuses on the First World War, Canadian culture, and prisoners of war. He also curates the Wartime Canada collection.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 1810E - Wars that Changed the World
HIS 2186B - Zombie Apocalypse: Panic and Paranoia from the Black Death to Y2K
HIS 4709E - The First World War: A Revolutionary Experience


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Nancy Rhoden
Graduate Chair

Nancy Rhoden

Position: Associate Professor
Email: nrhoden@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84970
Office: STVH 2122
Office Hours: Mondays 11:30am-12:30pm and Thursdays 10:30am-11:30am or by appointment

Research Interests

Professor Rhoden is a specialist in colonial British America and the American Revolution, with particular interests in religious and social history.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2301E - The United States, Colonial Period to the Present
HIS 9307B - Early America and the Atlantic World

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Michelle A. Hamilton
- Director, M.A. Public History Program

Michelle Hamilton

Position: Associate Professor
Email: mhamilt3@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84973
Office: LWH 1223
Office Hours:  Wednesdays 11:00-1:00pm

Research Interests

Professor Hamilton is a Public Historian whose research focuses on historical and contemporary issues surrounding museums and heritage, social memory and commemoration, cultural identity and issues of representation, usually in regards to Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2209E - First Nations in Canadian History
HIS 9800A - Public History:  Theory, History and Practice
HIS 9801B - Public History Group Project

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Maya Shatzmiller
- Director, Middle East & North Africa Research Group (MENARG)

Maya Shatzmiller

Position: Professor
Email: maya@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84994

Office: LWH 2229
Office Hours: Mondays 2:00-4:00 and Tuesdays 4:00-5:00

Research Interests

Professor Maya Shatzmiller is a specialist in the social and economic history of the medieval Islamic world and author of several books on the subject, among them 'Labour in the Medieval Islamic World' and 'Women's property Rights in 15th century Granada'. Her project of writing the economic history of medieval Islamic societies in several volumes is under way with the current volume devoted to the monetary history.

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2607F - A Basic Introduction to the History of the Middle East
HIS 2608G - The Making of the Modern Middle East
HIS 3605E - Crusaders and Moslems in the Twelfth Century
HIS 9601A - Roots of Underdevelopment: An Economic History of the Islamic Middle East

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Aldona Sendzikas
- Co-Director, Program in American Studies at Western

Aldona Sendzikas

Position: Associate Professor
Email: asendzi2@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84377

Office: LWH 1222
Office Hours:

Fall term: Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm (and by appointment).

Winter term: Tuesdays 1:00-2:30pm (and by appointment).

 

Research Interests

Professor Sendzikas specializes in 20th century U.S. and military history. Her research interests include the U.S. Submarine Service, particularly during WWII; prisoner of war issues;Canada-U.S. relations; and Cold War culture and society

Currently Teaching:

HIS 2137B - Draft Dodgers, Hippies, and Black Panthers: The US in the 1960s
HIS 3310G - Advanced American Studies: Being American
HIS 3326F - Atomic America: The United States During the 1950s
HIS9308A - The United States and the Cold War

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Laurel Shire
Director, Program in American Studies at Western

Laurel Shire

Position: Assistant Professor
Email: lshire@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-661-2111 ext. 84991

Office: LWH 2226
Office Hours:
Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm and
Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm (Fall)
Tuesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm and
Thursdays 1:30pm-2:30pm (Winter)

Research Interests

Professor Shire is a social and cultural historian whose research focuses on the United States in the nineteenth century, especially the relationship between race, gender, and U.S. expansion. Her research connects scholarship on North American borderlands, Western and Southern U.S. history, the Atlantic world, Native and African American studies, and women’s history.

Currently Teaching: 

AS 2310F - American Nightmare: An Introduction to American Studies (Fall Term)

HIS 3306F - The United States in the Nineteenth Century (Fall Term)

HIS 4396G - Select Topics in US History (Winter Term)

HIS 9819B - Social and Cultural Theories: How to (Pretend You Can) Explain Everything that Ever
                     Happened

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