Dr. Graham Broad

Dr. Graham Broad

Dr. Graham Broad

Associate Professor

Office: FB108
Phone: 4462
Email: gbroad@uwo.ca


  • PhD - University of Western Ontario, 2008


Prof. Broad teaches Canadian history (with a particular emphasis on intellectual history), war and society studies, and historical theory and methods. In addition to being a member of the Department of History, Prof. Broad helped to design and teaches in the King’s Foundation in Western Thought and Civilization program.

  • History 2800F/G: The Practice and Profession of History
  • History 2808F/G: The Philosophy of History
  • History 4292E: Canada in the Second World War 
  • History 4201E: Canada in the World Wars
  • History 3801E: The Historian's Craft
  • History 3792/2791E: Patterns and Perspectives in Global Military History
  • History 2201E: Canada, Origins to Present 
  • History 1901E: Foundations in History 


Graham Broad has been a member of the department of history at King’s since 2009.  He is a scholar in the field of war and society studies and the author of A Small Price to Pay: Consumer Culture on the Canadian Home Front 1939-1945 (UBC Press, 2013, shortlisted for the CP Stacey Award) and One in a Thousand: the Life and Death of Captain Eddie McKay Royal Flying Corps (University of Toronto Press, 2017). He has served as a guide for the Canadian Battlefields Foundation in Belgium and France.  

He is currently at work on several projects, including a history of 24 Squadron, RFC, during the Battle of the Somme (WLU Press); editing the war diary of Lt. Leslie Miller, Canadian Expeditionary Force (University of Toronto Press); and is serving as a contributing editor to the forthcoming volume Ten Days of the CEF (University of British Columbia Press.)

With Jonathan Vance he is the co-director of the SSHRC funded website Wartime Canada (www.wartimecanada.ca) the internet’s largest repository of digitized wartime ephemera.

Selected Publications


One in a Thousand: the Life and Death of Captain Eddie McKay Royal Flying Corps (University of Toronto Press, 2017)

A Small Price to Pay: Consumer Culture on the Canadian Home Front, 1939-1945 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013).

(with Matthew Rankin) Canada: A Country of Change (Winnipeg: Portage and Main Press, 2008).   Also published as Le Canada, un pays de changements – de 1867 à nos jours, translated by Michel Arsenault (2009).

Selected Articles, Encyclopedia Entries, and Reviews

Food Will Win the War: The Politics, Culture, and Science of Food on Canada’s Home Front by Ian Mosby. University of Toronto Quarterly, Volume 84, Number 3, Summer 2015

Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King, and Canada’s World Wars by Tim Cook. In The Journal of Military History (Vol. 77, No. 2, April 2013)

Painters Eleven: Canada's Wild Ones by Iris Newell. In The Canadian Journal of Art History, Vol. XXXI (2) 2011. 

"Eddie and Us: Lessons Learned in a Class Project to Commemorate a Fallen Soldier of the Great War."  In Teaching History: A Journal of Methods, Vol. 36 (1) Spring 2011.

No Prouder Place by David Bashow. In Canadian Military History, Winter 2010.

A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada by John Ralston Saul. In The Beaver, April/May 2009.

"The Things I Did Badly: Looking Back on My First Five Years of Teaching." In The Teaching Professor.  Vol. 24 No. 2, February 2009.    

Myths of the War of 1812 by Donald Hickey. In Ontario History Spring 2008, Vol. 100.

Hometown Horizons: Local Responses to Canada's Great War by Robert Rutherdale. In The Urban History Review, 36 (1), Fall 2007.

"The Worst Canadian: Sir Sam Hughes." In The Beaver, August/September 2007.

"You Can't Fight in Here – This is the War Museum!" Canadian Historical Association Bulletin Volume 33, No. 3, 2007.

"Wikipedia: The False Promise of the Peoples' Encyclopedia." Canadian Historical Association Bulletin Volume 33, No. 1, 2007.

"Abu Ghraib Prison", "Iraq War", and "Saddam Hussein". In The Encyclopedia of Internment and Prisoners of War . 2nd Edition. New York: Grey House Publishing, 2006.

"Mobilization: Canada" and "Economy: Canada." In The Home Front Encyclopedia: United States, Britain, and Canada in World Wars One and Two. Santa Barbara:  ABC-CLIO, 2006.

Review essay of Fight or Pay: Soldiers' Families in the Great War by Desmond Morton and Hell's Corner: An Illustrated History of Canada's Great War by Jack Granatstein. In The Beaver, June/July 2005.

Saints, Sinners, and Soldiers: Canada's Second World War by Jeffrey Keshen. In The Beaver,  December 2004/January 2005.

"Shopping for Victory." In The Beaver.  April-May 2005. (feature article)

"Wartime Prices and Trade Board." In The Oxford Companion to Canadian History. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2004.

"Painters Eleven: the Shock of the New." In The Beaver. February/March 2004.

Canada's Army: Waging War and Keeping the Peace by Jack Granatstein. In Canadian Literature, Winter 2004.

"'Not Competent to Produce Tanks.' The 'RAM' and Canadian Tank Production in WWII." In Canadian Military History. Winter 2002.