Conratulations to History Department Doctoral Student, Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda, on winning the CHA's 2015 John Bullen Prize. The John Bullen Prize honours the outstanding Ph.D. thesis on a historical topic submitted in a Canadian university by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Gabriela's disertation is entitled, “Mujeres Que Se Visualizan”: (En)Gendering Archives and Regimes of Media and Visuality in post-1968 Mexico.


Allen Sinel, who served the UBC Department of History for more than 50 years as a gifted teacher and scholar, a wise administrator, and an engaged and engaging mentor and raconteur, died at peace on January 29 at Vancouver General Hospital. Prof. Sinel, born in 1936 in New Haven, Connecticut, had congestive heart failure.

Congratulations to Philip Van Huisen for winning the 2014 Canadian Studies Network (CSN) Prize for the Best PhD Dissertation in Canadian Studies. "The prize is awarded annually to an outstanding interdisciplinary doctoral dissertation completed at a Canadian university on a Canadian subject that best advances our knowledge and understanding of Canada and Canadian Studies." 

Earlier this year Philip was awarded the W. Turrentine Jackson Dissertation Prize from the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association.

Congratulations to one of our Post-Doctoral Fellows, Andrew Denning, who has just been awarded the Joel A. Tarr Prize for his article “From Sublime Landscapes to ‘White Gold’: How Skiing Transformed the Alps after 1930,”. This prize is for the best article on the relationship between technology and the environment over the past 18 months.

Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery's upcoming exhibit, co-curated by Department member Tim Brook.

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Aldous Huxley

Thanks to Professor John Conway and his generous endowment for the Conway Summer Travel Scholarship, this summer I had the privilege of embarking on a journey not only to Germany as a geographic location, but also back in time through the annals of German and European history. I am greatly indebted to Professor Conway for his generosity and guidance in my travel plans.

With the recent protests in Hong Kong, department member Leo Shin has been giving interviews, in print, on radio, and on television.

Eric Michael Johnson has been awarded the 2014 3QD prize for science, as judged by renowned primatologist and ethologist Frans de Waal. Johnson was awarded the Top Quark prize for his essay, Promiscuity is Pragmatic, which originally appeared in Slate (link).


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