Franz Boas PapersWestern Social Science

Michelle Hamilton

Michelle Hamilton

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Office: Lawson Hall 1223, UWO
Tel: 519 661-2111, 84973


Michelle A. Hamilton is Associate Professor and Director of Public History at the University of Western Ontario, and a co-investigator with the Franz Boas Papers. She is currently co-writing a biography of Dr. Oronhyatekha, a Mohawk physician and collector, and her first book Collections and Objections: Aboriginal Material Culture in Southern Ontario explored the nineteenth-century collection and exhibition of archaeological and ethnographic objects, and First Nations responses to these activities.  As a public historian and former curator of ethnology, she is interested in the intellectual repatriation of research to source communities.