William S. Cormack

Assistant Professor College of Arts Department of History Guelph, Ontario wcormack@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53205

Bio/Research

I received my PhD from Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario in 1992, and since 1998 I have been a member of the Department of History at the University of Guelph where I teach courses in modern European history and a graduate course on “Revolutionary France, 1789-1871.” My own research focuses...

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Bio/Research

I received my PhD from Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario in 1992, and since 1998 I have been a member of the Department of History at the University of Guelph where I teach courses in modern European history and a graduate course on “Revolutionary France, 1789-1871.” My own research focuses on the French Revolution, particularly political struggle resulting from the ambiguity of popular sovereignty and competing claims to represent the nation. My book explores this dynamic in the French Navy. My recent research concerns the impact of the Revolution in France’s Caribbean colonies, particularly Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Lesser Antilles. I am interested in the entire phenomenon of the French Revolution, however, including its 18th-century antecedents and its influence on the development of a revolutionary tradition in the 19th century.

Graduate students under my supervision have done projects on the Enlightenment, the cult of revolutionary martyrs, images of women during the Revolution, Civisme and republican ethics, and changes to family law in France during the Revolution.


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