Associate Professor; Co-ordinator, Canadian Studies Program
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
- Early modern Atlantic World history
- Canadian history
- Modern Atlantic Canada
- BA (Memorial)
- MA (Toronto)
- PhD (Toronto)
- "Atlantic Canada in an Atlantic World? Northeastern North America in the Long 18th Century," Acadiensis XLIII, no. 2 (Summer/Autumn 2014).
- Jerry Bannister and Liam Riordan, eds., The Loyal Atlantic: Remaking the British Atlantic in the Revolutionary Era. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012
- The Rule of the Admirals: Law, Custom, and Naval Government in Newfoundland, 1699-1832. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003. (Winner, 2004 Sir John A. Macdonald Prize)
- William R. Keylor and Jerry Bannister, The Twentieth-Century World: An International History. Canadian Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2005.
- "Planter Studies and Atlantic Scholarship: The New History of Eighteenth-Century Nova Scotia," in Stephen Henderson and Wendy Robicheau, eds., The Nova Scotia Planters in the Atlantic World, 1759-1830 (Fredericton: Acadiensis Press, 2012).
- "The Oriental Atlantic: Governance and Regulatory Frameworks in the British Atlantic World,” in H.V. Bowen, Elizabeth Mancke, and John G. Reid, eds., Britain’s Oceanic Empire: Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds, c.1550-1850 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).
- “A River Runs Through It: Churchill Falls and the End of Newfoundland History,” Acadiensis 41, 1 (Winter/Spring 2012).
- "The Presence of the Past: Memory and Politics in Atlantic Canada since 2000," in Donald Savoie and John Reid., eds., Shaping an Agenda for Atlantic Canada (Halifax: Fernwood, 2011). [co-authored with Roger Marsters].
Awards and honours
- W. L. Morton Lecture, Trent University, 2012
- Distinguished Canadian Studies Lecture, Canadian-American Center, University of Maine, 2008
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006-2007
- The Sir John A. Macdonald Prize, 2004
- The Clio Award for the Atlantic Region, 2004
Teaching Fall and Winter Terms 2018-2019:
- CANA/1102F Halifax and the World, Part 1
- CANA 2001F The Idea of Canada: Social and Political Perspectives
- CANA 3000F Interdisciplinary Approaches to Canadian Themes
- HIST 3750W Social History of Seafaring: Maritime Culture in the Age of Sail.
- HIST 4001W Seminar in Canadian Studies
- HIST 4250W Popular Culture in the Atlantic World
- HIST 5000W Directed Readings in Canadian History
Office Hours Fall Term:
- Fridays, 10:30-11:30 and 2:30-3:30
- and by appointment