Associate Professor of History, University of Waterloo

Ian Milligan is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Waterloo, where he teaches Canadian and digital history. He is currently the principal investigator of the Archives Unleashed project, which seeks to make web archives accessible to humanities and social sciences researchers. Ian has published several books: the forthcoming History in the Age of Abundance? How the Web is Transforming Historical Research (April 2019), the SAGE Handbook of Web History (co-edited with Niels Brügger, 2018), Exploring Big Historical Data: The Historian’s Macroscope (co-authored with Scott Weingart and Shawn Graham, 2015), and Rebel Youth: 1960s Labour Unrest, Young workers, and New Leftists in English Canada (2014). In 2016, Ian was named the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities’s recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Award.


  • 2017–present
    Associate Professor, University of Waterloo
  • 2012–2017
    Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
  • 2012–2012
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Western University