Dr. Kimberly Monk
Project Coordinator / Course Instructor
Hamilton / Toronto
Kimberly is an adjunct professor in maritime history and historical archaeology at Brock University. Her teaching and research program draws on a wide-ranging but interconnected series of topics relating to the physical and social characteristics of historical artifacts, the development of global networks, and links between land and sea. A practicing field archaeologist for over 25 years, she currently leads multi-disciplinary research investigations of the 19th century Shickluna Shipyard in St. Catharines, Ontario, a community-driven, SSHRC-funded project.
Hamilton / Toronto
Trudy is a PhD Candidate in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at Brock University, who currently resides in Sackville, NB. As an aspiring academic, her interests lie in the rural lifestyles and domestic experiences of women throughout the British Empire during the 18th and 19th centuries. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on women, gender, domestic space and inter-species relationships in the colonial Atlantic world.
Dr. Brian de Ruiter
Brian has a wide range of research interests in popular culture, digital humanities, and history. He has lectured courses in the Department of History, the Centre for Intercultural Studies, the Centre for Digital Humanities, and the Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock University. He has published in the fields of East Asian, Canadian, and European history as well as Game of Thrones and The Da Vinci Code. He has also participated in a series of archaeology digs throughout Ontario. He was the recipient of the Clarke Thomson Award for Excellence in Sessional Teaching at Brock University in 2018.
Miria is a Teacher Candidate in the Concurrent Education Program at Brock University. She is originally from St. Clair, ON. Since beginning her studies in 2018, Pelletier has developed a passion for studying and teaching history. She has served as the president of the Brock University Historical Society, as co-editor of The General, The Brock University Undergraduate Journal of History, and is currently a Peer Facilitator with Brock’s Learning Services. She is most interested in studying racism and discrimination in Canadian and American History but has also developed an interest in local and oral history.
Alexandra is a Teacher Candidate in the Concurrent Education Program at Brock University in the Intermediate/Senior stream with history and chemistry as her teachables. She is originally from Utopia, ON. Since beginning her studies at Brock University in 2017, Lewis has developed a love for teaching and studying history. She specifically enjoys learning about maritime, early modern European and Canadian history. She has served as a co-editor of The General, The Brock University Undergraduate Journal of History, and is currently working as a student historical interpreter at the Simcoe County Museum, which has sparked her interest in local history.
Hamilton / Toronto
Manan is a second-year student undertaking a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science with a concentration in Statistics at Brock University. His focus is primarily on financial mathematics and key areas of interest are combinatorial optimization, time series analysis and measure theory. Manan’s recent projects are solving symmetric TSP by using SA, K-Opt and pricing and hedging American-style options with deep learning. He is currently working on a vector autoregressive model for multivariate time series forecasting.
Myron is McMaster University’s Archives and Rare Books Librarian. He read History at the University of Aberdeen and Library-Archival Studies at the University of British Columbia. His work focuses on collection development, curation, and teaching with archives and rare books. His academic interests include book history, the material culture of text, and the history of ideas
Michael was appointed archivist of the Toronto Harbour Commission in 1984 and City Archivist for the City of Toronto in 1998. He joined York University Libraries in 2004, where he is University Archivist and Head of the Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections. His research interests include Canadian shipbuilding between 1890 and 1939, and his study of the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company won the Henry N. Barkhausen Award for Original Research from the Association of Great Lakes Maritime History in 2021. He served as President of the Canadian Nautical Research Society from 2020 to 2023.