Jerry Bannister

Associate Professor; Acting Director, Marine Affairs Program


Phone: 902-494-7132
Fax: 902-494-3349
Mailing Address: 
Room 804, Life Sciences Centre (Biology Wing) Marine Affairs Program, 1459 Oxford St., PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Canadian history
  • Modern Atlantic Canada
  • Early modern Atlantic world


  • BA Honours (Memorial)
  • MA (Toronto)
  • PhD (Toronto)

Books and Edited Collections

  • Elizabeth Mancke, Jerry Bannister, Denis McKim, and Scott See, eds., Violence, Order, and Unrest: A History of British North America, 1749-1876. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019.
  • Melvin Baker, Jerry Bannister, and Christopher Curran, eds., Essays on the Legal History of Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John’s: Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, 2019.
  • Jerry Bannister and Liam Riordan, eds., The Loyal Atlantic: Remaking the British Atlantic in the Revolutionary Era. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012
  • William R. Keylor and Jerry Bannister, The Twentieth-Century World: An International History. First Canadian Edition. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Jerry Bannister, The Rule of the Admirals: Law, Custom, and Naval Government in Newfoundland, 1699-1832. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003.


Teaching 2019-2020:

  • HIST 3750W    Social History of Seafaring:  Maritime Culture in the Age of Sail.
  • HIST 4250F    Popular Culture in the Atlantic World

Office Hours Fall Term 2019:

  • Fridays:  10:00-11:00 and 2:30-3:30
  • or by appointment