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History professor Miriam Wright (second left) congratulated the Gathering Our Heroes project team for receiving the History Department Community Heritage Medal.Photo Credit: Les McCracken. History professor Miriam Wright (second left) congratulated the Gathering Our Heroes project team for receiving the History Department Community Heritage Medal.From left to right: Andrew Thiel, Jerry Hind, Garna Argenti, Adam Pole, Andrew Fraser and Stephanie Saunders .Photo Credit: Les McCracken.

Kent County military veterans’ tribute wins accolade

When the organizers of a project to collect stories and artifacts of world war veterans started out with a table in the Downtown Chatham Centre, they didn’t know what to expect. But a line at the door waiting for the mall to open convinced them there was an appetite for their work.

The political science professor emeritus Trevor Price (l.), who recently received the 2015 History Department Community Heritage Medal, with History professor Miriam Wright (r.), at the 2015 Botsford Dinner of the Essex County Historical Society. (Photo cThe political science professor emeritus Trevor Price (l.), who recently received the 2015 History Department Community Heritage Medal, with History professor Miriam Wright (r.), at the 2015 Botsford Dinner of the Essex County Historical Society. (Photo courtesy of Jim McTavish)

Professor emeritus acknowledged for promotion of local history

A political science professor emeritus honoured for his deep dedication to preserving local historical publications.

Local historian Arthur Jahns (centre) who received the 2015 UWindsor History Department Community Heritage Medal, accepted congratulations from the History Department professors’ Miriam Wright (l.) and Steven Palmer (r.).Local historian Arthur Jahns (centre) who received the 2015 UWindsor History Department Community Heritage Medal, accepted congratulations from the History Department professors’ Miriam Wright (l.) and Steven Palmer (r.).

Hiram Walker aficionado wins UWindsor attention

Arthur Jahns received the 2015 UWindsor History Department Community Heritage Medal for his extraordinary contribution to the conservation of the City of Windsor’s heritage through collecting stories about Hiram Walker and Son’s Ltd.

Karen MillerUrban studies professor Karen Miller will discuss her history of race and economic relations in Detroit, Tuesday on campus.

Author to discuss the history of racial inequality in Detroit

Urban studies professor Karen Miller will discuss her history of race and economic relations in Detroit, Tuesday on campus.

New awards to keep local history alive

Finding ways to cultivate interest in local heritage and history and encourage its research is the impetus behind two new awards recently created by the Department of History.

Department head Miriam Wright says the Windsor area has a fascinating history that is central to North America but there is still relatively little written about it by local historians.

“Both awards are a wish to recognize the work people in the community do to keep the history, the heritage and the stories of this region alive.” Wright says.

Paul-Matthias Tyrell poses in front of Ambassador BridgeVisiting scholar Paul-Matthias Tyrell will discuss his research into local cross-border history in a public lecture Tuesday entitled “Cars, booze and munitions: The Detroit-Windsor borderland economy in historical perspective, 1896-1946.”

Talk to focus on Windsor-Detroit history of cars, booze and guns

Visiting scholar Paul-Matthias Tyrell will discuss his research into local cross-border history in a public lecture Tuesday.