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Dr. Ken MacMillan

PhD, 3MNTF

Positions

Contact information

Background

Credentials

3M National Teaching Fellow, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Royal Historical Society, 2007

Educational Background

PhD History, McMaster University, 2002

MA History, Queen's University, 1997

BA (Hons) History, Nipissing University, 1996

BA (Hons) English, Nipissing University, 1994

Research

Areas of Research

Early modern England, 1500-1700, English legal history, English Atlantic World, Crime in Early Modern England

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
HTST 201 History of Europe
HTST 300 Practice of History
HTST 330 Death and Disorder in Early Modern England
HTST 425 History of the Atlantic World
HTST 473 Crime and Criminal Justice in England
HTST 593 Crime in Early Modern England
HTST 673 Topics in Legal History

Projects

Bloody News: Tales of True Crime in Early Modern England, 1550-1700

This book offers an analysis of numerous true crimes that occurred in early modern England, as reported in contemporary news sources. These include pamphlets, ballads, and other works produced in print for a popular audience.


The Strange case of George Strangwayes

This project is a microhistorical analysis of the case of George Strangwayes, who murdered his brother-in-law because of a financial dispute and was pressed to death in 1659.

Awards

  • 3M National Teaching Fellowship, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 2016
  • University of Calgary Teaching Award (Educational Leadership), University of Calgary. 2015
  • University of Calgary Teaching Award (Full Time Faculty - Professor), University of Calgary. 2014
  • SSHRC Insight Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 2013
  • Killam Teaching Award (now the McCaig-Killam Teaching Award), Killam Foundation. 2011
  • Students' Union Teaching Excellence Award (HM), University of Calgary Students' Union. 2010
  • Distinguished Teacher Award, Faculty of Social Sciences. 2008
  • SSHRC Standard Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 2007
  • Students' Union Teaching Excellence Award, University of Calgary Students' Union. 2004

Publications

  • Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England (second edition). Ken MacMillan (ed.). Routledge. (2023)
  • Death and Disorder: A History of Early Modern England, 1485-1690. Ken MacMillan. University of Toronto Press. (2020)
  • Stories of True Crime in Tudor and Stuart England. Ken MacMillan (ed.). Routledge. (2015)
  • The Atlantic Imperial Constitution: Center and Periphery in the English Atlantic World. Ken MacMillan. Palgrave. (2011)
  • Sovereignty and Possession in the English New World: The Legal Foundations of Empire, 1576-1640. Ken MacMillan. Cambridge University Press. (2006)
  • John Dee: The Limits of the British Empire. Ken MacMillan (ed.). ABC Clio. (2004)
  • 30+ articles and book chapters published between 1999 and 2022. (2022)