Jane Errington

Jane Errington
Ph.D., Professor
(613) 541-6000 ext 6426
(613) 541-6056
Department of History

College Address

Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
K7K 7B4

Dr. Jane Errington, ProfessorAfter teaching History, English and World Religions in High School in north western Ontario, Dr. Errington returned to school and completed both her MA and Ph.D. at Queen's University. Her graduate studies focused on the history of colonial societies in North America, and particularly on the intellectual, political and social development of Upper Canada. Dr. Errington teaches a wide range of courses - both at RMC and at Queen's University (where she is also a member of the department).

Her research interests centre on life in early Upper Canada, various aspects of which have been the subject of four award-winning books and numerous articles, including Wives and Mothers, School Mistresses and Scullery Maids and Emigrant Worlds and Transatlantic Communities. She has just begun a new project, "Imperial Masculinity and the Making of RMC" and is continuing to explore the social and cultural history of British America in the first half of the century. Jane Errington has won the Research Excellence Prize at RMC, the Colonel The Honourable John Matheson Award for Leadership at RMC, and the Cowan Prize for Research Excellence.

University Degrees

  • Ph.D (Queen's University)
  • M.A. (Queen's University)
  • B.A. (Hons) (Trent University)
  • B.Ed., (University of Toronto)

Research Interests

  • Social and gender history, colonial North America
  • Gender and the military
  • Cultural history

Courses Taught

  • HIE524 - Women, War and Society (RMC)
  • HIST843 - Comparative Colonial North American Societies (Queen's)

Main Publications

  • Emigrant Worlds and Transatlantic Communities: Migration to Upper Canada in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century: (Kingston & Montreal, Mc-Gill Queen's University Press, 2007).
  • Women and Work in Upper Canada, (Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 2007)
  • Wives and Mothers, School Mistresses and Scullery Maids: Working Women in Upper Canada, Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1995
  • The Lion, The Eagle and Upper Canada, Kingston: McGill‑Queen's University Press, l987; reprint, 1995.
  • Kingston: Historic Past, Progressive Future, Northridge, CA: Windsor Publications, 1988.
  • Errington and Commacchio, Cynthia, eds.,People, Places and Times: Readings in Canadian Social History. Vol I (Toronto: Thomson, Nelson, 2006)
  • Commachio and Errington, eds. People, Places and Times: Readings in Canadian Social History. Vol II (Toronto: Thomson, Nelson, 2005)
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