The Central Canadian Online British History Seminar series highlights the work of Prairie-based scholars

The Central Canadian Online British History Seminar (CCOBHS) is a series organized by Department of History assistant professor Dr. Robin Ganev. Ganev's own area of expertise in British history is opposition to taxation and citizenship in eighteenth-century Britain, the history of popular ballads, and the history of sexuality.

The series aims to highlight and share the work of Prairie-based scholars of British history. Although its main intent is to provide a platform for historians from Central Canada, any interested scholars, including graduate students, are very welcome to participate. Dr. Ganev notes that the “British” distinction is also flexible, as the series aims to incorporate work relating to colonialism as well as comparative and transnational studies that place the British experience within a broader context.

The Winter 2021 series kicks off on January 12 with:

Failing and succeeding to provide care for sick and injured sailors during the war with Spain, 1739 – 1744
Speaker: Matthew Neufeld (Associate Professor of History, University of Saskatchewan)
Day/time: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1:00-2:30 CST
Zoom link: 

Other scheduled talks in the series include:

“They did not live in the past. They lived in the present and looked towards the future”: British trade union engagement with postwar youth
Speaker: Catherine Ellis (Associate Professor of History, Ryerson University)
Day/time: Tuesday, Feb 16, 1:00-2:30 CST 

Building London with Canadian Timber: Networks of Merchants and Capital in the Development of London’s Canadian Ghost Acres, 1801-1850
Speaker: Jim Clifford (Associate Professor of History, University of Saskatchewan) 
Day/time: Tuesday, Mar, 16, 1:00-2:30 CST

The Futility of Authenticity: Floral Culture and Chintz Design in Early Modern Europe.
Speaker: Aditi Khare, PhD Candidate in History, University of Alberta.
Day/time: Tuesday, April, 6, 1:00-2:30 CST

For more information about the series, please contact Dr. Robin Ganev at Anyone interested in attending Matthew Neufeld's talk on January 12 can also contact Dr. Ganev for a copy of his pre-circulated paper.

7 January 2021