Learn More

Associate Professor, History

Tom Peace, PhD
My goal as a professor is to accompany students as they transition from directed learning environments cultivated in secondary school to the undirected learning environments they will meet in the future.

The faculty and staff at Huron work hard to build unique learning environments that introduce key ideas and thinkers, teach how to navigate institutional structures, and incorporate students into academic and professional networks. Essentially what this means is that a student will learn much from our individual classes, but beyond the classroom, their education will be formed by the relationships they’ve developed and we’ve helped to foster during their time with us at Huron.

Universities and Degrees awarded:

•     PhD, York University (2011)
•     MA, Saint Mary’s University (2004)
•     BA(hon), Acadia University (2003)

Summary of Research:

  • Active and Community-Engaged History
  • Settler Colonialism and the History of Education in Canada
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Conquest and Canada’s Imperial Histories
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Public History and Museums


with Sean Kheraj, eds., The Open History Seminar: Canadian History, (in production)

with Greg Kennedy and Stephanie Pettigrew, “Social Networks across Chignecto: Applying Social Network Analysis to Acadie, Mi’kma’ki, and Nova Scotia, 1670-1751,” Acadiensis, vol. XLVII, no. 1 (winter/spring 2018): 8-40.

“Indigenous Intellectual Traditions & Biography in the Northeast: A Historiographical Reflection,” History Compass, (April 2018).

“Borderlands, Primary Sources, and the Longue Durée: Contextualizing Colonial Schooling at Odanak, Lorette, and Kahnawake, 1600-1850,” Historical Studies in Education 29, no. 1 (Spring 2017), 8 – 31.

“Maintaining Connections through a Period of Change: Lorette during the Eighteenth Century,” in Kathryn Labelle and Thomas Peace, eds., From Huronia to Wendakes: Adversity, Migrations, and Resilience, 1650-1900, (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016), 74 – 111.

with John Reid, “Colonies of Settlement and Settler Colonialism in Northeastern North America, 1450-1850,” in Edward Cavanagh and Lorenzo Veracini, eds., The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism, (New York: Routledge, 2016), 79-95.

with Judy Burns and Jim Clifford, “Maitland’s Moment: Turning Forests into Ships for the Global Commodity Trade,” in Ben Bradley, Colin Coates, and Jason Young, eds., Environments of Mobility in Canadian History, (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2016), 27-54.

“’Six Degrees to Phillip Buckner?’ An Accessible Introduction to Network Analysis and its Possibilities for Atlantic Canadian History,” Acadiensis 64, no. 1 (Winter/Spring 2015), 123-144.