Hi, I’m Nathan Smith.  I am a historian working as a consultant and educator.  In 2017 I moved from Toronto to Cobourg.  I travel for work, often to Toronto, but through much of Ontario too.  HIS241 is my work blog.


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Nathan Smith. (Courtesy: Horst Herget Photography -http://www.horstherget.com/.)


I earned my PhD in History from the University of Toronto in 2012. My published book chapter, “Fighting the Alien Problem in a British Country,” draws on my dissertation research on returned soldiers in First World War Toronto.


Me, speaking at a conference in May 2017. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Weier.)


In 2012-2013 I served a term position as Assistant Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia.  Since then I have taught history and interdisciplinary courses the University of Toronto, Brock University, Ryerson University, and Seneca College.


My view from the front of one classroom.


Since returning from British Columbia I also began working as a historical consultant and public historian. I have worked on public history projects for non-profit and public sector organizations, conducted research for Ottawa-based firms, and produced a historical report for the government of Ontario. In 2014, I launched with my fellow co-editors the “Canada’s First World War” series on ActiveHistory.ca.  The series is ongoing, and continues to seek contributions.


A record book I consulted for a client in October 2017.


Contact Me

Find Nathan on: LinkedIn or Twitter.


Write Nathan at: nsmith241@gmail.com [nsmith241 (at) gmail (dot) com].



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