Jan Noel

Jan Noel

Associate Professor Emeritus
Historical Studies - History

Jan Noel joined the University of Toronto's History and Historical Studies Departments in 1990 as an Early Canada specialist.

She has written some thirty-five monographs, including prizewinning scholarship on indigenous women traders (New York History Award) as well as Canada Dry, a study of the temperance movement (Macdonald Prize). Her article "A Man of Letters and Gender Troubles of 1837" was chosen as Canadian Historical Review article of the year for 2017.

Her book Along a River: The First French Canadian Women (UTP 2013) was followed in 2020 by Merchant Women in New France for a project organized by Le Bibliotheque Nationale de France and other national archives.

Ph.D. University of Toronto


Early Canada, Comparative Colonial History, Gender History