The Akunin Project is the first book to study the fiction and popular history of Grigorii Chkhartishvili, who published over sixty books under pen names including Boris Akunin, one of the most popular and prolific Russian writers of the twenty-first century. Elena V. Baraban and Stephen M. Norris offer us a glimpse into the mysterious persona of Russia’s Bestselling Author.
June 17, 2021
In this post, authors Matthew W. Betts and M. Gabriel Hrynick discuss why they wrote The Archaeology of the Atlantic Northeast and how explain the book can be utilized in the classroom.
The Trial of Jeanne Catherine is a page-turning translation of a seventeenth-century infanticide trial that tells the story of a single mother accused of poisoning two children, one of whom was her own. In this post, author Sara Beams tells us more about this suspenseful historical mystery.
Sadly, we won’t get the opportunity to meet at SMH as this year’s annual meeting has gone virtual. However, we’re delighted to share some of our newest books in military history in our virtual exhibit.
Marko Dumančić discusses his new book, Men Out of Focus: The Soviet Masculinity Crisis in the Long Sixties, and examines some of the period’s most controversial movies.
Martyn Lyons shares what a day in the life of a researcher looks like as he discusses some of the meticulous archival research that went his new book, The Typewriter Century: A Cultural History of Writing Practices.
March 25, 2021
Mark Gamsa gives us a behind-the-scenes look into his new book and tells us the personal story of Baron Roger Budberg, a physician who, being neither Russian nor Chinese, nevertheless stood at the very centre of the cross-cultural divide in Harbin.
March 5, 2021
Donald B. Smith is one of Canada’s most renowned historians, having written extensively on Aboriginal Canada, Quebec, and the history of Calgary and Southern Alberta. Donald discusses what we can expect from his final book, which covers fresh ground in the history of settler-Indigenous relations.
February 17, 2021
Michael Sherberg, editor of The Decameron Fourth Day in Perspective, offers his perspectives on one of the greatest works of Italian literature.
February 4, 2021
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we commemorate the tragedy that occurred during the Second World War and honour the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, as well as the millions of other victims of Nazism.
January 27, 2021