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  • Rainer Baehre
    ​Associate Professor, B.A., M.A., M.Phil. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (York). Cross-listed: Social/Cultural Studies Program

    Office: AS332J
    Phone: (709) 637-6278
    Email: rbaehre@grenfell.mun.ca
    Website: http://www.swgc.mun.ca/arts/historical-studies/rbaehre/
    Areas of Interests: (Sabbatical Jan-Apr/14) Dr. Baehre teaches Canadian history, comparative social and cultural history (including gender and ethnohistory), and several courses in Twentieth-Century history. His main research focuses on interconnectedness of social and cultural institutions of the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and how "power/knowledge" manifested itself historically in fields like criminal justice, medicine and psychiatry, social welfare, immigration, gender and Native encounter. In addition to Outrageous Seas: Shipwreck and Survival in the Waters off Newfoundland, 1583-1893 (McGill-Queen's), he has authored numerous chapters in various collections of Canadian legal history. He is current Social Sciences Review Editor for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies.
  • Edwin Bezzina
    ​Assistant Professor, B.A. (Queen’s), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)

    Office: AS332T
    Phone: (709) 637-6200 ext 6152
    Email: ebezzina@grenfell.mun.ca
    Website: http://www2.swgc.mun.ca/~ebezzina/
    Areas of Interests: Dr. Bezzina teaches in the areas of Early Modern Europe, the Atlantic World, women and gender, and New France. He works on Protestant-Catholic relations in seventeenth-century France, with a particular focus on the small city of Loudun after the French Wars of Religion. He has published a number of articles in his area and is preparing an article documenting attitudes towards baptism among Loudun’s Catholic population as well as a small project on widows in Loudun and the potential for independent female agency in the family household. He is also collaborating with a colleague in France to edit the fascinating register of the life of Loudun’s Reformed church in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.
  • Olaf Janzen
    ​Professor and Program Chair, B.A. (McMaster), M.A., Ph.D. (Queen's); F.R.Hist.S

    Office: AS332F
    Phone: (709) 637-6282
    Email: olaf@grenfell.mun.ca
    Website: http://www2.swgc.mun.ca/~olaf
    Areas of Interests: Dr. Janzen teaches North Atlantic, Military, and Newfoundland history. His research specialty is eighteenth-century Newfoundland, working on settlement history, piracy, privateering, and the defence of Newfoundland during that period. He is currently investigating the peace-time activities and role of the Royal Navy in Newfoundland waters between 1763 and 1775.
  • Carol King
    ​Assistant Professor , B.A., B.Ed. (Saint Mary's), M.A. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Brown).

    Office: AS332C
    Phone: (709) 637-6200 ext 6437
    Email: cking@grenfell.mun.ca
    Website: http://www.swgc.mun.ca/~cking
    Areas of Interests: (Sabbatical Sept/13-Aug/14) Dr. King is a Hellenist with interests in Greek literature and history, Greek and Roman historiography, and divination in the ancient world. Her era of specialization is Alexander the Great. She is currently working on a monograph on Ancient Macedonia.

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