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Dominique Marshall


Phone:(613) 520-2600 x 2846
Office:Paterson Hall 412

Research Interests

As a Professor of Canadian History at Carleton University, I research the past of children’s rights, humanitarian aid, social policy, disability and technology.  I coordinate the Canadian Network on Humanitarian History, and support the rescue of archives of development and aid. I also co-coordinate the Carleton University Disability Research Group (CUDRG).


Research and supervisions in the history of social policies and childhood in Canada lead to increasing engagements with the history of accessibility.  I am involved in projects about the history of disability and humanitarian aid, refugees, Quebec education, gender and technology in the Global South, and Public History. I am also a member of the advisory group of Disability Studies at Carleton University.

Selected Publications

“Histories of Disability: the Canadian Disability Studies Association and the Canadian Historical Association”, Bulletin of the Canadian Historical Association, Spring 2013. [with a French translation ]

“A Wheelchair History of Disability in Canada”, with Dorothy Smith, Adrian Chan,  and Roy Hanes, Website, , Summer 2014.

With the Carleton University Disability Research Group, Envisioning Technologies, Historical Insights into Educational Technologies for People who are Blind or Partially Sighted in Canada, 1860 – Present, Virtual Exhibit launched in the Fall of 2016*, accompanied by one physical exhibit presented on various sites at Carleton University, and one traveling exhibit launched at Ryerson University in April 2017. Main author: Beth Robertson ( )

Virtual Histories of Disability and Assistive Devices: An Active History Preview of ‘Envisioning Technologies’”, In Collaboration with Carleton University’s Disabilities Research Group,  Active History, 1 March 2016.

“People with Disabilities and the Red Cross Movement, 1945-1985”, Histories of the Red Cross Movement since 1919, Geneva, June 13 2019, with Beth Robertson.