Associate Professor and Chair
BA (Hons), Carleton Universityslumkoski
MA, PhD, University of New Brunswick


A native of Perth, Ontario, Corey Slumkoski arrived at the Mount in 2010. He holds a BA from Carleton University and an MA and PhD from the University of New Brunswick.

Corey’s primary research interest lies in the intersection of regionalism and identity, with a secondary focus on the digital humanities. His 2011 mongraph, Inventing Atlantic Canada: Regionalism and the Maritime Reaction to Newfoundland’s Entry into Canadian Confederation, considered how Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island attempted to use the addition of a new “Atlantic” province to further regional development. His work has also appeared in the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, Sport History Review, Acadiensis, The Journal of New Brunswick Studies, The Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society Journal, and Digital Studies / Le champ numérique. In addition, he has been involved in the development of a number of online history projects, such as the Atlantic Canada Portal and the Atlantic Canada Virtual Archives.

Corey is currently working on two books. One examines the life of Clarence Gillis, a prominent Cape Breton CCF MP of the 1940s and 1950s. The other, co-written with Martha Walls, is a SSHRC-funded study of the Micmac Community Development Program of the 1960s.

Corey also serves as the Digital Communications Editor for Acadiensis.

At the Mount Corey teaches classes in Canadian and Atlantic Canadian history.


Inventing Atlantic Canada: Regionalism and the Maritime Reaction to Newfoundland’s Entry into Canadian Confederation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

Articles and Essays



“The Rhetoric of Region: Clarence Gillis, the CCF, and the Protection of Atlantic Canada.” Roberta Lexier, Stephanie Bangarth, and Jonathan Weier eds. Party of Conscience: The CCF, the NDP, and Social Democracy in Canada. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2018, 37-48.

With Tina Adcock, Keith Grant, Stacey Nation-Keffer and Beth Robertson. “Canadian Historical Blogging: Reflections at the Intersection of Digital Storytelling, Academic Research, and Public Outreach.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association (Calgary 2016), 27, 2 (2017), 1-40.

“The Sydney Millionaires and the 1941 Allan Cup: Regionalism, Underdevelopment, and the Construction of Sporting Identity.” Sport History Review, 46, 2 (November 2015), 278-299.

“‘… a narrow provincialism’: Regionalism in Atlantic Canada, 1945-1970.” Catherine Briggs ed. Modern Canada: 1945 to the Present. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2014, 107-121.





“Regional History in a Digital Age: The Problems and Prospects of Atlantic Canadian Studies.” Scholarly and Research Communication, 4, 3 (2013), electronic edition.

“History on the Internet 2.0: The Rise of Social Media.” Acadiensis, 41, 2 (Summer/Autumn 2012), 153-162.

“Liability or Asset?: Support for Newfoundland’s Entry into Confederation in Cape Breton and Halifax.” Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society Journal, 15 (2012), 24-43.

“Modular Design, Lateral Project Development, and the Sharing of Work: Lessons from the Edward Winslow Family Papers and the Atlantic Canada Virtual Archives.” Digital Studies / Le champ numérique, 3, 1 (Spring 2012), electronic edition.

“‘…a fair show and a square deal’: New Brunswick and the Renegotiation of Canadian Federalism, 1938-1951.” Journal of New Brunswick Studies 1, 1 (October 2010), electronic edition.

With Margaret Conrad and Lisa Charlong. “History on the Internet: The Atlantic Canada Portal.” Acadiensis 37, 1 (Spring 2008): 100-109.

“History for High Schoolers: The Atlantic Canada Virtual Archives,” Computers and the Humanities Working Papers (2007), electronic edition, CHWP C.4. Reprinted in Digital Studies / Le champ numérique (2008), electronic edition.

“Let them Eat Beef: The Prince Edward Island-Newfoundland Beef Cattle Trade, 1941-1946.” Acadiensis 35, 2 (Spring 2006): 106-126.