I teach modern Asian and international history topics in the History department of Bishop’s University. Some course outlines are available through Bishop’s University. Courses include “New Histories of the United Nations”; “Asia: Constructing a Region”; “Memory Truth and Reconciliation in the Developing World”; “Canada and the World in the 20th Century”; “Modern China”; “Modern Southeast Asia,” and others. Recipient of divisional teaching award for Humanities, 2015-16.
I use simulations of historical events for some courses. An offering of History 105 (Twentieth century world) included simulations of the Paris peace conference in 1919 and the Bandung conference of African and Asian states in 1955. This method is inspired by the Reacting to the Past concept.
My course on memory, truth and reconciliation in the developing world is based around student Wikipedia articles on truth commissions. Here’s the course page for the 2013 offering on Wikipedia. And here’s the dashboard for the 2016 offering. The most recent edition of the course produced a third edition of a textbook, Truth and Reconciliation in 28 Countries (second edition, when it was just 16 countries, is pictured). We used that student-authored textbook in a first-year team-taught course at Bishop’s in 2019. The contents are free on Wikipedia. Click here to learn more.
Previously I taught International Studies at the University of Regina. One project was a web site of student essays from a course on Non-Governmental Organizations. I also taught International Relations as a postdoctoral fellow at Trinity College, University of Toronto.
We are preparing a summer 2020 team-taught online course on the history of pandemics with Bishop’s faculty and graduates
Outlines/syllabi for courses taught at Bishop’s follow:
- 20th century history H105 – 20th century world
- 20th century history through simulations H 105 – 20th century world through simulations
- Canada and the world (Canadian foreign relations survey) H241 – Canada and the world
Asian histories/Asian studies (national history surveys taught in transnational perspective)
- Modern Southeast Asia (c. 1800-2000) H 255 Modern Southeast Asia
- History of Chinese/Confucian civilization (earliest times to c. 1800) H 283 Chinese civilization
- Modern China and the world H 284 Modern China
- War and diplomacy in Korea, 1876-1918 H395 War and diplomacy in Korea
- Asian studies seminar: Constructing a region History 470 Asia, constructing a region
- Human rights and humanitarian organizations H229 – human rights & humanitarian organizations
- The cold war in global perspective H 238 – the cold war in global perspective
- Imperialism, 1870-1914 H364 Imperialism, 1870-1918
- Readings in 20th century international relations (seminar) H395 Readings in international relations
- New histories of the United Nations and international organizations (seminar) H 398 New UN histories
Truth and reconciliation/truth and justice
- Memory, truth & reconciliation H228 – memory, truth & reconciliation
- Truth and reconciliation from multiple perspectives (team-taught survey) LED 100 truth and reconciliation
- Coming soon: free open online course on truth & reconciliation in global perspective