Office: Sherman House, 108
Education: PhD (York University); MA (St. Mary's University); BA (Acadia University)
"The slow process of Conquest: Huron-Wendat responses to the Conquest of Quebec" in Phillip A. Buckner and John G. Reid, eds., 1759 Revisited: The Conquest of Canada in Historical
Perspective, forthcoming 2012.
"The Call of Passive History." Left History. vol. 15, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 2010/11), 21-26.
Postdoctoral Research: Thomas's postdoctoral research examines how Aboriginal people along the St. Lawrence Valley and lower Great Lakes engaged with colonial colleges such as Dartmouth College and the Petit Seminaire at the end of the eighteenth century. The thrust of this work looks at the culture of education within Aboriginal communities before students began attending these schools, and how they related to their collegiate experiences once they returned to their communities. This work builds off his doctoral research, which compared the impact of the British conquest of New France on Aboriginal communities living near European administrative centres.
Additional Research and Writing Interests: In addition to his postdoctoral research, Thomas also maintains a broader interest in 17th and 18th century native-newcomer relations; conceptions of space, place and territory; public history; history education; and the history of Atlantic Canada. He is a co-editor of ActiveHistory.ca, a contributor to Teaching the Past, and webmaster for Toronto's Early Canada Seminar.
Last Updated: 11/17/11