Master of Public History
Read. Watch. Listen. with Wes Kinghorn

Read. Watch. Listen. with Wes Kinghorn

Southern contrarians, musical theatre vampires (and their slayers), plus a brief pitch for Gillian Anderson as the next Bond, when Public History postdoctoral scholar Wes Kinghorn takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Retired Engineering professor hits books … again

Retired Engineering professor hits books … again

Mike Bartlett has a back-to-school story for the ages, specifically, for all his ages. Newly retired as a Civil and Environmental Engineering professor, Bartlett is returning to the classroom in September – this time as a student.

Gifts, project open door wider to city history

Gifts, project open door wider to city history

A few taps on any smartphone can tell you that Eldon House, London’s oldest residence, was once home of the Harris Family, but it takes a collection like the Harris Family Fonds to gain a deeper understand of what that legacy means.

Cemetery team, UC reno earn heritage nods

Cemetery team, UC reno earn heritage nods

Efforts to unearth the past earned a team of Public History students recognition in the present, as the Woodland Cemetery History Project Team was recognized with a 2019 London Heritage Award.

Project serves up a hot cup of London history

Project serves up a hot cup of London history

With the help of Western Public History student Katie Anderson, Pour Over London aims to bring local heritage into Londoners’ everyday lives – one cup at a time.

Hear Here team turns ear to SoHo memories

Hear Here team turns ear to SoHo memories

Chroniclers of one of London’s most storied neighbourhoods could use a few more true tales for an oral-history project to honour the area’s landmarks.

‘Hear, Here’ dials up history around city

‘Hear, Here’ dials up history around city

For Michelle Hamilton, public history wields a special kind of power. It preserves the past, informs the present and has the potential to influence the future. This is the driving force behind her latest project.

Postdoc bringing historic neighbourhood to life

Postdoc bringing historic neighbourhood to life

By the time Mark Tovey is finished, you will be able to take a stroll in one of London’s foundational neighbourhoods, virtually guided by its residents sharing stories of their community in their own words.

‘Trial and Sorrow’ earns heritage prize

‘Trial and Sorrow’ earns heritage prize

A Western Public History program looking looking for a way to commemorate the centennial of the First World War has been recognized for their work with a Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards, presented recently in Toronto. The awards recognize individuals,...

Asking what brought them over the 49th

Asking what brought them over the 49th

In Canadian circles, the subject of immigration likely revolves around newcomers, those from far and wide seeking new opportunity, refuge even, in the Great White North. But in these conversations, are we forgetting our American neighbours, those who choose to call...

Grad student labour puts ‘Works’ on display

You could say it is an interesting, if not welcome, change – temporarily shifting the attention away from London’s ever-fluctuating, seldom optimistic, unemployment rate to its rich history of labour.