Canada’s Shifting Energy Sources: A Comparison with eight European Countries, 1870–2000

17 January 2019 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger, Richard W. Unger. Canadians are among the greatest consumers of energy per person in the world.  Iceland, with abundant geothermal sources and a small population, is the only country with a consistently higher level of energy use.  Even the people in the United States fall behind Canadians in consuming energy.  Those […]


Supply or Demand? Integrating Perspectives on the Historical Transition from Coal to Hydrocarbons

10 January 2019 Contributor Blog

Written by guest bloggers, Odinn Melsted and Irene Pallua. Since the mid twentieth century, oil and natural gas – in short: hydrocarbons – have been the dominant energy carriers in industrialized countries. They have been the main energy providers for cars, trucks, ships, airplanes, industries and home heating. What is often overlooked is that the […]


Cold War Entanglements, Third World Solidarities: Vietnam and Palestine, 1967–75

7 January 2019 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger, Evyn Lê Espiritu. In recent years, activist solidarity with the ongoing Palestinian liberation struggle against Zionist erasure has been gaining national momentum and visibility.  In 2016, for example, the Movement for Black Lives Statement (M4BL) included language critiquing the US’s alliance with the State of Israel and, by extension, American complicity […]


UTP Journals 12 Days of Reading

20 December 2018 #ThrowBackThursday

Get inside, make a cup of tea, and put on those big fluffy socks—because there is no better time to read than over the holidays. 12 Days of Reading gives you an opportunity to enjoy a curated selection of some of the world’s best research. Best of all, every one of these articles is free-to-read […]


The Journal of Comparative Family Studies joins the University of Toronto Press Journals

14 December 2018 In the News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE University of Toronto Press is pleased to announce that the Journal of Comparative Family Studies has joined UTP’s Journals publishing program. The Journal of Comparative Family Studies (JCFS) was established in 1970 to publish high quality articles based on research in comparative and cross-cultural family studies. The journal promotes a better understanding […]


“The view of the nation, Sire, is that the Constitution be respected”: Support for the French Constitution of 1791 on the Eve of the Republican Revolution

5 December 2018 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger, William S. Cormack. This article is part of a larger project on the French Legislative Assembly and the demise of the Constitution of 1791. I have always been interested in the French Revolution’s shift from its original moderate phase to its more radical phase. The period of the Legislative Assembly, from […]


Presumed Heterosexuality in the Archives

26 November 2018 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger, Erin Gallagher-Cohoon. Between 1946 and 1948, US Public Health Service (USPHS) researchers deliberately exposed Guatemalan prisoners, soldiers, asylum patients, and sex workers to syphilis, gonorrhea, and chancroid. Leading up to this study, it was discovered that penicillin could cure syphilis and gonorrhea, and researchers were eager to learn whether penicillin had […]


Writing Transnational and Cross-Cultural Lives

12 November 2018 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger, Patrick Lacroix. Louis-Prosper Bender. Photograph by J.E. Livernois (c. 1880) Everything about Prosper Bender (1844-1917) seemed to suggest that he would be noticed and remembered—everything down to his name. He left a life of comfort to serve as a physician in the U.S. Army in the final year of the Civil […]


Canada’s Constitutional Legacy: ‘Notwithstanding’ its framers?

19 October 2018 Contributor Blog

Written by guest blogger, Ben Gilding. It is timely, even more so than I could have possibly intended, that my article emphasising the role of the British Colonial Office in defining the features of Canadian Confederation should be published in the Canadian Historical Review at a time when the constitution—albeit a newer section of it—is […]