Janet Miron

Associate Professor
B.A. (McGill); M.A., Ph.D. (York).
Lady Eaton College S104
705-748-1011 x 7834

CV: Janet Miron CV (PDF Version)

Research interests: the history of suicide in English-speaking Canada; medical and criminal history; asylums and prisons

Current research project: Guns: A Cultural History of Firearm Use and Regulation in Canada

Select publications:

Prisons, Asylums, and the Public: Institutional Visiting in the Nineteenth Century (Toronto: University of Toronto Press)







 A History of Human Rights in Canada: Essential Issues (Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc., 2009).






“’In View of the Knowledge to be Acquired’: Public Visits to New York’s Asylums in the Nineteenth Century,” in Permeable Walls: Historical Perspectives on Hospital and Asylum Visiting, edited by Graham Mooney and Jonathan Reinarz (New York: Editions Rodopi B.V., 2009): 243-266.

“Recent Approaches to the History of Psychoactive Substances and Social Regulation in Canada,” Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes. Volume 42, Number 3 (Fall 2008): 227-233.

“’Open to the Public’: Touring Ontario Asylums in the Nineteenth Century,” in Mental Health and Canadian Society: Historical Perspectives, edited by James E. Moran and David Wright (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006): 19-48.

“Suicide, Coroner’s Inquests, and the Parameters of Compassion in Ontario, 1830-1900,” Histoire sociale/Social History, (November, 2014): 577-599.

Recent book reviews in: Isis and The History of the Behavioral Sciences