Duncan L. McDowall

Professor Emeritus

Degrees:B.A. (Queen's), M.A. (Queen's), Ph.D. (Carleton)

Currently, Duncan McDowall is University Historian, Queen’s University.

Research Interests

  • 19th-20th c. business and political history, especially the history of Canadian banking
  • Canada’s relations with the developing world
  • History of Bermuda and modern tourism

Recent Publications

“A Rock and a Hard Place: Interpreting Bermuda’s Geology in the Darwinian Revolution,” Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History 16 (2005 forthcoming).

“Captain Dixon’s Last Port of Call: The Mystery of George Dixon’s Last Years,” Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History 14 (2003), pp.7-21.


Finalist, Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation “Top Educator” Award finalist, 2002

“Most Popular Professor,” Maclean’s Magazine, 1999, 2002, 2003 & 2004

Recent Graduate Supervisions

Jeffrey Noakes, “Under the Radar:… Defence Construction Ltd.,” Ph.D. thesis (2005).

Tim Krywulak, “An Archaeology of Keynesianism… 1896-1948,” Ph.D. thesis (2005).