Review: Schooling the System

Aladejebi, Funké. Schooling the System: A History of Black Women Teachers. Rethinking Canada in the World 8. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021. 304pp. $37.95. Pbk. Funké Aladejebi’s Schooling the System: A History of Black Women Teachers offers much-needed insight into the world of black female educators in Canada from 1940-80. Aladejebi addresses a gap withinContinue reading “Review: Schooling the System”

Review: Taming Cannabis

Guba, David A., Jr. Taming Cannabis: Drugs and Empire in Nineteenth-Century France. Intoxicating Histories 1. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020. 384pp. $37.95. Pbk.   Faced with persistent homelessness, pervasive crime, and dogged Algerian resistance, why have North American governors, the Philippine state, and the French Empire pinned their troubles on drugs? Because drugs create a dividing line between usContinue reading “Review: Taming Cannabis”

New Podcast Alert: Off-Campus History

Ever wonder what a historian would have to say about that movie, video game, or museum? Well, look no further! On each episode of Off-Campus History, join Louis Reed-Wood (PhD candidate at the University of Toronto) for a conversation with a fellow historian about a public representation of the area of history that they study.Continue reading “New Podcast Alert: Off-Campus History”

Call for Book Reviews

We are excited to announce that Past Tense Graduate Review of History will be publishing book reviews on a rolling basis on our new web platform, Past Tense Online. We invite graduate students and new scholars to pitch books to review that would be of interest to graduate students in history and related fields inContinue reading “Call for Book Reviews”

Past Tense Online Call for Commentaries

We are excited to invite graduate students and early career scholars in history to submit pitches or complete pieces for publication on Past Tense Online, the new web platform for Past Tense Graduate Review of History. Past Tense Online is seeking commentaries that examine the history of residential schools in Canada, the legacies of settler-colonialism,Continue reading “Past Tense Online Call for Commentaries”

Welcome to Past Tense Online!

Welcome to Past Tense Online, a new page managed by the editorial collective of the Past Tense Graduate Review of History. Past Tense Online expands the scope of Past Tense by offering young and promising historians a year-round venue to reflect on and intervene in current debates in the scholarly literature.

Submissions for Past Tense Summer 2021

The deadline for research article submissions has passed for our summer 2021 issue, but we are still accepting book reviews (between 500-750 words) and critical commentaries (of no more than 1500 words) on issues in the field of history. Examples of critical commentary submissions include thought pieces, analyses of current events in historical perspective, and quirky historicalContinue reading “Submissions for Past Tense Summer 2021”