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Archaeological research project invites public participation

A ground-breaking research project on an abandoned plot of land will uncover an important part of St. Catharines’ past this summer, and the public is invited to participate. Archaeological excavation at the historic Shickluna Shipyard along Twelve Mile Creek will … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Brock’s oldest-ever grad to break his own record at 95

When Robin Guard earns his third Brock University degree Friday, he’ll be breaking the record for the oldest-ever graduate — again. Guard (BA ’15) initially broke the record in June 2017 when he graduated with a master’s in History at the age … Continue reading

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International collaboration brings Niagara history to new audiences

  In April 1914, the United States was on the brink of war with Mexico. The governments of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile brought the two countries together in an international peace conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The event dropped out … Continue reading

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Students, community experience history together

Associate Professor Elizabeth Vlossak, center, donned period costume to lead an historical cooking demonstration with the help of fourth year student Kaitlyn Carter (right).  More than fifty students and community members came together at the Niagara Falls Military Museum on … Continue reading

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Brock Grad Helping to Create Holocaust Monument in Welland

Fifth-year Interactive Arts and Science student and Faculty of Humanities Intern Ellen Thornton had the opportunity to interview recent History alumnus Matt Busnello about his upcoming work with the Chabad Jewish Centre of Niagara in Welland. Through his research, Matt … Continue reading

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History prof appointed Interim Director of MIWSFPA

Associate Professor of History Elizabeth Vlossak will be become Interim Director of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts on July 1 when current Director David Vivian begins a year-long sabbatical. Continue reading

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Student athlete and historian Matt Jagas shows persistence pays off

If Matt Jagas had a motto, it might be “Surgite!” Despite a bumpy start to his university career, the student-athlete persisted and found his niche at Brock University. On Friday morning, the multi-time Ontario and national university wrestling champion will … Continue reading

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Intersectionality in Classics: A Conversation with Professor Allison Glazebrook

Keegan Bruce, a fourth year Classics major and a volunteer Social Media Ambassador for the Faculty of Humanities, interviewed Professor Allison Glazebrook to find out how she came to research gender and sexuality in the ancient world, and to get some advice on her own career path. Keegan shares her interview in today’s blog post. Continue reading

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History student Sean Thomas lives the 18th century soldier’s life

This week’s post is a long read by history student Sean Thomas, who spent a week living like an American Revolutionary War soldier. Sean initially wrote this piece as an assignment for HIST3P31 “Historian’s Toolbox,” taught by Professor Colin Rose. … Continue reading

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Visiting Fulbright scholar immersed in history of local black community

For visiting Fulbright Scholar Daniel Broyld, living and working in St. Catharines adds another layer to his research on black identity and migration along the Canadian-American border. “It’s very important for me to actually inhabit this space,” he says of … Continue reading

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