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Shirley Tillotson

Adjunct Professor (Retired) and Inglis Professor, University of King's College

Shirley Tillotson 2016
Department of History

Email: shirley.tillotson@dal.ca
Phone: 902-453-8285 or 902-494-2011
Fax: 902-494-3349
Mailing Address: 
Room 1158, Marion McCain Building, 6135 University Ave
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
 
Research Topics:
  • Canadian history
  • Taxation history
  • Journalism and media history
  • Charities and philanthropy
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Social movements
  • Quebec
  • Nova Scotia


Education

  • BIS (Waterloo)
  • MA (Queen’s)
  • PhD (Queen’s)

Selected publications

  • Give and Take:  The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy.  Vancouver:  UBC Press, 2017
  • Contributing Citizens:  Modern Charitable Fundraising and the Making of the Welfare State,1920-66. Vancouver:  UBC Press, 2008.
  • The Public at Play: Gender and the Politics of Recreation in Postwar Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2000.
  • "Human Rights law as prism:  women's organizations, unions, and Ontario's Female Employees Fair Remuneration Act (1951). " "Canadian Historical Review 72, 4 (1991), 532-557 
  • '''We may all soon be 'first-class men":  gender and skill in Canada's early-twentieth century urban telegraph industry."  Labour/Le Travail 27 (Spring 1991), 97-125  

Awards and honours

  • Shortlisted for the Sir John A. Macdonald Prize 2008 and Harold Adams Innis Prize 2008-09 for Contributing Citizens: Modern Charitable Fundraising and the Making of the Welfare State, 1920-66.
  • Canadian Historical Association, Clio (Ontario) Award for Excellence, 2000 for The Public at Play: Gender and the Politics of Recreation in Postwar Ontario.

Current Research and Graduate teaching

Dr. Tillotson has retired from undergraduate teaching, but continues to participate in the History department's graduate program as a member of supervisory committees.  Her current research is in two areas:  tax culture in Canada since 1917 and the regulation of controversial broadcasting in Canada between 1945 and 1975.  She will consider graduate supervision applications from prospective graduate students whose research interests are closely related to these topics.