About Me

IMG_2663 (1)My name is Ian Milligan and I am an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo. My primary research focus is on how historians can use web archives. I teach courses in historical methodology, postwar Canada, and digital history, and supervise graduate students in diverse areas including postwar Canadian history, video games, and childhood studies. In 2016, I was awarded the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities Outstanding Early Career Award and in 2019 I received the Arts Excellence in Research award from the University of Waterloo. I also hold an Ontario Early Researcher Award.

I’m principal investigator of the Web Archives for Historical Research group, which is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. If you’re interested in these research questions, please let me know, as I often have funding for graduate students (MA or PhD) interested in working with born-digital sources. Between 2013 and 2017, I’ve received over a million dollars as principal investigator in federal, provincial, and foundation funding.

I live in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada with my partner, son, and daughter.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me via e-mail at i2milligan@uwaterloo.ca.