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Paul Stortz

  • Associate Professor

Office Hours

By Appointment

Awards

Teaching and Supervision Awards/Nominations

Nominated for University of Calgary Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award: 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015
Nominated for Graduate Student Association Supervisory Excellence Award, 2015

Research Awards/Nominations

Nominated for University of Calgary Killam Interdisciplinary Research Prize, 2010, 2011, 2012

Publication Awards/Nominations

Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA/ACHE) Founders' Prize Nomination, Best English Language Article published on the history of Canadian education, 2014-16. E. Lisa Panayotidis and Paul Stortz, "The Imagined Space of Academic Life: Leacock, Callaghan, and English-Canadian Campus Fiction in Canada, 1914-1948," Historical Studies in Education 28:1 (Spring 2016): 1-31.

Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA/ACHE) Founders' Prize, Best English Language Article published on the history of Canadian education, 2010-12. E. Lisa Panayotidis and Paul Stortz, "The Mythic Campus and the Professorial Life: A. Scott Carter's Pictorial Map of the University of Toronto, 1937," History of Education Review (vol. 40, issue 1): 9-29.

Emerald Literati Network (UK) 2012 Outstanding Paper Award. E. Lisa Panayotidis and Paul Stortz, "The Mythic Campus and the Professorial Life: A. Scott Carter's Pictorial Map of the University of Toronto, 1937," History of Education Review (vol. 40, issue 1): 9-29. 
 
Canadian History of Education Association (CHEA/ACHE) Founders' Prize Honorable Mention, Best English Language Article published on the history of Canadian education, 2004-2006. E. Lisa Panayotidis and Paul Stortz (2004), “Intellectual Space, Image, and Identities in the Historical Campus: Helen Kemp’s Map of the University of Toronto, 1932.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, New Series, 15, Winnipeg, 123-152.

Research Interests

  • history of education and higher education
  • historiographies and critical interpretive social and cultural histories of Canadian universities, the professoriate, students, and academic cultures
  • histories of cultural and intellectual intersections and knowledge exchange between communities and higher education in Canada
  • historical responses of higher education to ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity and racism in Canada
  • visual culture and history
  • philosophies of history and historiography including intersections of cultural and social histories
  • histories of life-writing and narratives
  • histories of academic publishing and editorial cultures in Canada

Research

SSHRC Insight Grant (Co-Investigator; 2013-17), "Life among the Academic Groves: Intersections of Space and Intellectual Cultures on English-Canadian University Campuses, 1850-1950”
 
SSHRC Insight Grant (Principal Investigator; 2012-17), “Professors as Community Ideologues: The Professoriate and Constructions of Western Canadian Identities, 1900-1950”
 
“Have You Ever Looked Into A Professor’s Soul?” Professoriate Identities And Academic Cultures In The Faculty Of Arts At The University Of Toronto, 1935-1945” (under review)
 
With E. Lisa Panayotidis, “Life Among the Academic Groves: Intersections of Space and Intellectual Cultures on English-Canadian University Campuses, 1850-1950” (under contract)
 
With E. Lisa Panayotidis, “Picturing Academic Culture: Identity and the Making of the Professoriate In Twentieth-Century English Canada” (in preparation)
 
With E. Lisa Panayotidis, eds., "Women in Higher Education, 1850-1970: International Perspectives" (Routledge, in press)
 

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses 

COMS 717: Academic Publishing in Canada
CUSP 601: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Culture and Society
CUSP 711: Immigrant Cultures and Associations in Alberta
HTST 623: Topics in the Social and Cultural History of Canada
HTST 690: Historiography and Theories of History
HTST 691: Development of Rural Society in Early Twentieth-Century Canada
HTST 791: Education and War in Canada


Undergraduate Courses


Arts and Science Honours Academy 
ASHA 501: The Nature of Research

History 
HTST 339: Activism and Protest in Canada
HTST 340: Ethnicity, Race, and Immigration in Canada
HTST 427: Ideas That Shaped Modern Europe: The 19th Century
HTST 436: History of the University in Canada and the Western World
HTST 493: Special Topics in History: Activism and Protest in Canada
HTST 498: Historical Methods and Philosophies of History
HTST 597: Canadian Educational History

Canadian Studies 
CNST 201: Introduction to Canadian Studies
CNST 333: Comparison of Canadian and American Cultures
CNST 361: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in Canada
CNST 401: The University of Calgary in Western Canadian Culture
CNST 437: Special Topics in Canadian Studies
CNST 501: Special Topics in Canadian Studies: Industry, Economy, and Community in Alberta
CNST 591: Senior Seminar in Canadian Studies
CNST 527: Activism and Protest in Canada: Contemporary Issues

General Studies 
GNST 201: Inquiry Seminar in Communication and Culture
Photograph of Paul Stortz

Curriculum Vitae

Degrees

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