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Thematic Clusters at Dalhousie

There are a number of informal clusters of scholars who are linked by their research and teaching interests. Themes of these teaching/research clusters include:

Violence and the Past

A number of historians focus on the application of organized violence and the trauma which ensues. How do such dynamics inform our understanding of places like early modern Europe, Soviet Russia, the Caribbean, and South Africa?

Denis Kozlov

Krista Kesselring

Gary Kynoch

Greg Hanlon

Justin Roberts

Chris Bell

Sarah-Jane Corke

John Bingham

Sectarianism and Society

The discourse of sectarianism has profoundly shaped history and how Christian and Muslim societies have understood their past in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.

Colin Mitchell

Amal Ghazal

Krista Kesselring

Cynthia Neville

Greg Hanlon

Jerry Bannister

The Atlantic World (16th-19th c.)

The framework of a globalized socio-economic order were forged in the Atlantic world during the early modern period. Understanding how this developed is crucial.

Justin Roberts

Jerry Bannister

Phil Zachernuk

Jack Crowley

Visual Sources and History

Historians are looking to non-textual sources to better appreciate how history can be represented.

John Bingham

Mona Holmlund

Todd McCallum

Lawyers and Comptrollers

Modern western society has been indelibly shaped by the growth of the legal and bureaucratic traditions.

Ruth Bleasdale

Shirley Tillotson

Krista Kesselring

Cynthia Neville

Jerry Bannister

Sarah-Jane Corke

 

Dissent and the State

Study state institutions in the early modern and modern periods in a number of contexts and how these have been challenged by ideology, culture, and religion.

Jolanta Pekacz

Todd McCallum

Amal Ghazal

Gary Kynoch

Jerry Bannister

Paddy Riley

Denis Kozlov

Colin Mitchell

Krista Kesselring

Shirley Tillotson

Sarah-Jane Corke

Phil Zachernuk

Slaves and Slavery Institutions in Human History

The purchase and ownership of human beings has been a constant feature of our society until the modern period. These historians examine slavery and its practice in a number of contexts: Colonial and Antebellum America, 19th-century sub-saharan Africa and the Caribbean, as well as the premodern polities of the Islamic world.

Amal Ghazal

Gary Kynoch

Paddy Riley

Colin Mitchell

Phil Zachernuk

Justin Roberts