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Ian Milligan

Associate Professor of History

University of Waterloo

Ian Milligan’s primary research focus is on how historians can use web archives, as well as the impact of digital sources on historical practice more generally. He is author of two monographs: History in the Age of Abundance (2019) and Rebel Youth (2014). Milligan also co-authored Exploring Big Historical Data (2015, with Shawn Graham and Scott Weingart) and edited the SAGE Handbook of Web History (2018, with Niels Br├╝gger).

Milligan is principal investigator of the Archives Unleashed project. In 2016, he was awarded the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities Outstanding Early Career Award and in 2019 he received the Arts Excellence in Research award from the University of Waterloo. Milligan held an Ontario Early Researcher Award between 2015 and 2020.

He lives in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with his partner, son, and daughter.

You can read his full CV here.

Interests

  • Web archives and web history
  • Digital history and digital humanities
  • How technology is changing the historical profession

Education

  • PhD in History, 2012

    York University

  • MA in History, 2007

    York University

  • BA (Hon) in History, 2006

    Queen's University