Professor - 19th-20th c. Quebec; state formation; social policy, welfare, and the history of families; children’s rights and humanitarian aid in transnational perspectives perspective
|Degrees:||B.A. (Montreal), Ph.D. (Montreal)|
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 2846|
|Office:||412 Paterson Hall|
Dominique Marshall is Professor of History at Carleton University. She teaches and researches the past of social policy, children’s rights, humanitarian aid, refugees, disability and technology. She coordinates the Canadian Network on Humanitarian History, which supports the rescue of archives of Canadian development and aid, co-directs the Carleton University Disability Research Group, the IDRC funded program Gendered Design in STEAM, is a Co-Investigator of the SSHRC funded Partnership Local Engagement Refugee Research Network and a member of Archives, Living Histories and Heritage Working Group,and of the teaching website Recipro: the history of international and humanitarian aid.
She writes about Canadian social policies and poor families, the Child Welfare Committee of the League of Nations, the Conference on the African Child of 1931, and the history of OXFAM in Canada.
She is currently President of the Ottawa Historical Association. She was President of the Canadian Historical Association from 2013 to 2015, member of the Board of the Canadian Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities (CFSSH) from 2012 to 2017, and French Editor of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association for 20 years. She has been year-long visiting fellow at the the London School of Economics, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and Oxford Brookes. Her book, Aux origines sociales de l’État providence (1998) (available in English as The Social Origins of the Welfare State (2006)) received the Jean-Charles Falardeau Prize (now Canada Prize) from the CFSSH.
She is Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at the University of Ottawa, member of the advisory board of Resilient Humanitarianism funded by the Australian Research Council and of the Ottawa Historical Association, and affiliated to the Institute of Political Economy, the Canadian Accessibility Network and the Institute of African Studies of Carleton University.
Dr. Marshall is accepting graduate students in Canadian history, the transnational history of humanitarian aid, human rights, childhood and social policies, and she welcomes inquiries about specific areas of supervision.
- Early history of OXFAM in Canada, 1945-present
- Children’s rights and humanitarian aid to Africa, 1920-65
- Children’s rights and the Child Welfare Committee of the League of Nations
- Social policy, welfare, and the history of families
- 19th-20th c. Quebec
- History of science and technology
- History of disability
Current and Recent Teaching
HIST 1302A Rethinking Modern Canadian History
HIST 2809 Historian’s Craft
HIST 3111 Canadian Humanitarian Aid
HIST 3115 Children and Youth in History
HIST 3301 Quebec since 1800
HIST 4305 Political History in Canada – “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the History of Canadian Society and Policy“
HIST 5315 History of Human Rights Canada
Coordinator of the doctoral comprehensive fields in Canadian History and African History.
Upcoming and Recent Publications
“‘CIDA Gives You the World!’ Visual Media and Development Education in Canadian Schools: 1980-2000” and “Ethical Traditions in Humanitarian Photography and the Challenges of the Digital Age – Four Conversations with Canadian Communications Officers”, Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, Special issue on “Humanitarian Action in the Age of Visual Media: The Past and Present of Humanitarian Communication” Fall 2021.
“Breaking Historical Barriers”, in Jill Campbell-Miller, Greg Donaghy and Stacey Barker (Eds.), Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds. Canadian Women and the Search for Global Order, University of Calgary Press, October 2021, Conclusion.
“Four Keys to Make Sense of Traditions in the Nonprofit Sector in Canada: Historical Contexts”, in Susan Phillips and Bob Wyatt (Eds.), Intersections and Innovations: Change for Canada’s Voluntary and Nonprofit Sector, Edmonton, AB, Canada: Muttart Foundation, 2021. Chapter 3, 16 pages.
“Conclusion”, in Greg Donaghy and David Webster, dir. “A Samaritan State” Revisited: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Foreign Aid, 1950–2016, University of Calgary Press, 2019, pp. 333-394.
“La Salle de l’Histoire Canadienne: Recension.” The Canadian Historical Review 100, no. 2 (June 2019): 274–279. http://search.proquest.com/docview/2265726725/.
“Discours présidentiel: Dessins d’enfants et aide humanitaire : expressions et expositions transnationales/ Presidential Address: Children’s Drawings and Humanitarian Aid: Transnational Expressions and Exhibits”, Revue de la Société historique du Canada/Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, 26, 1 (2015), pp. 1-65.
“Réponse à “The Tragedies of Canadian International History” : un autre survol historiographique”, Canadian Historical Review, Vol. 96, no. 4 (Winter 2015), pp. 583-589.
“Usages de la notion de « droits des enfants » par les populations coloniales : la Conférence de l’enfance africaine de 1931“, Relations internationales, no. 161, printemps 2015, pp. 43-64.
“The Rise of Coordinated Action for Children in War and Peace: Experts at the League of Nations, 1924–1945”, in D. Rodogno, B. Struck, J. Vogel, eds. Shaping the Transnational Sphere. Transnational networks of experts and organizations (C. 1850–1930), New York, Berghahn Books, 2014, chapter 4.
“La supervision des thèses de second et de troisième cycles et l’ “apprentissage sur le tas”: conversation avec Bettina Bradbury,” A Scholarly Tribute to Bettina Bradbury, Feminist Historian of the Family: A Roundtable Discussion, Labour/Le travail, 74 (fall 2014), pp. 270-275.
“Children’s Rights from Below: Canadian and Transnational Actions, Beliefs, and Discourses, 1900–1989”, in David Goutor and Stephen Heathorn, eds. Taking Liberties. A History of Human Rights in Canada, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 189-212.
With Julia Sterparn, “Oxfam Aid to Canada’s First Nations, 1962–1975: Eating Lynx, Starving for Jobs, and Flying a Talking Bird,” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, Vol. 22, no. 2, 2012, pp. 298-343.
“1919 : A Revolution in Children’s Rights. Andrée Colin and the divided loyalties of the League of Nations Secretariat”, Keynote Address, “The People’s Conference: Transnational Legacies of 1919”, Royal Military College, Annual History Symposium, Kingston, November 2019. Also presented to the Ottawa Historical Association, September 2019.
“Understanding the history of the Ethiopian Red Cross, 1935-1975” and, with Beth Robertson, “People with disabilities and the Red Cross Movement, 1945-85”, Histories of the Red Cross Movement since 1919, Geneva, 12-14 June 2019.
“Histoires de vie et archives privées dans l’histoire de l’aide humanitaire: questions d’éthique et de droits de l’homme”, Accès: Perspectives des historiens et des archivistes”, Colloque de l’ACFAS, Gatineau May 2019.
Recent Media Contributions
Interview on Confederation for BBC ‘ television series “Great American [Canadian] Railroad Journeys”, Winter of 2018.
Participation à “Le Canada d’hier à aujourd’hui”, Capsules d’histoire présentées au cours du Téléjournal de Radio Canada, 2017.
With Tyler Owens, “Keith Spicer: Illustrated Maps of Humanitarian Travels in Asia, 1960”, CNHH Blog, 21 April 2017.
With Sonya De Laat, “Treasures of CIDA’s 30-Year-Old Photography Collections: A Visual Perspective on Canadian International Aid“, CNHH Blog, 2 December 2016. Cross-posted in Active History, 6 December 2016.
Honours Research Essays
Oonagh Burns, “Art Picturing Disability in and after World War One. Uses, Aesthetics and Impacts” (2020).
Malinda Pich, Oral History of Cambodian Refugees in Ottawa, Co-supervision with Laura Madokoro (2019).
Kyleigh Gault, “Teaching Difficult Topics in Ontario high School Curriculum: Lessons Learned from the Outreach Programs of the German T4 Memorial Museums” (2019).
Emily Hill-Smith, “Comfort While Dying: A Transnational History of Paediatric End of Life Care,” Child Studies (2018).
Najeebah Ahmed, An Investigation Into Future Imaginaries Of Jugaad As A Design Practice In Bangladesh – co-supervision with Chiara Del Gaudio (2020 – ) Industrial Design.
Marvin Phung, Cambodian Refugees in Canada – co-supervisions with Laura Madokro (2020 -).
Madeleine McDougall, Historical context surrounding the life masks collected by Capt. George Comer (2019 –).
Karly Hurlock, Canadian humanitarian aid to India. MRE. Co-supervision with Norman Hillmer (2018).
Sarah Doersken “The Concept of Schizophrenia in Ottawa: Perspectives of Psychiatry, the Public, and Patients 1883-2013”. Co-supervision with Roy Hanes, Social Work (2014).
Martha Attridge-Bufton, “Solidarity by Association: The Unionization of Faculty, Librarians and Support Staff of Carleton University (1973-1976)” (2014). Winnter of the the 2014 Eugene A. Forsey Prize for graduate work on Canadian labour and working-class history
Stephen Osei-Owusu, Humanitarianism and Mining in Colonial Gold Coast – co-supervision with Candace Sobers. (2020 -).
Helen Kennedy, Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention and the Relationship between Military and Humanitarian Assistance in Bosnia, 1992-1995 (2018 – ).
Suki Lee, “Women, mental health, artistic expression and confinement in late 19th century Montreal” (2015- ).
Sandy Barron, Education of deaf children in Canada, Co-supervision with Kristin Snoddon, Ryerson University (2021)
Andriata Chironda, “Narrators, Navigators and Negotiators : Foreign Service Officer Life Stories from Canada’s Africa Refugee Resettlement Program, 1970 to 1990,” Co-Supervision with James Milner, Political Sciences (2019).
Katherine Rossy, Children of the Holocaust, SSHRC, Co-supervision with Jennifer Evans (2019 – ).
Jill Campbell-Miller, Canadian engineers and Indigenous Peoples at home and abroad, SSHRC (2018 – ).
Beth Robertson, IDRC, Gender and Technology, Co-supervised with Bjarki Hallgrimsson, School of Design Engineering, (2020).