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