BA, University of Prince Edward Island
MA, University of Toronto
PhD, University of Calgary

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Originally from Bridgetown, Prince Edward Island, David Campbell studied history, classics, and fine arts at the University of Prince Edward Island; Egyptology at the University of Toronto; and military/diplomatic history at the University of Calgary. He has been teaching courses at the Mount since 2006.

David’s research interests lie mainly in the social and operational history of armed forces, with a special focus on Canada’s army during the First World War. Additional interests lie in the regional development of Canada’s armed forces and the influence of culture and memory in public commemoration of military experience. He has published works dealing with recruitment, tactical development, and social dynamics in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

At the Mount, David teaches classes in the history of ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and Canada. Specific courses include:

HIST 1120: Canada

HIST 2200: History of Greece

HIST 2201: History of Rome

HIST 3326 (Selected Topics in the History of Atlantic Canada): War and Society in the Atlantic Region

Select Publications

“‘A Leap in the Dark’ – Intelligence and the Struggle for the St. Eloi Craters: Reassessing the Role of Major-General Richard Turner.” In Wartime Command: Perspectives on Canadian Army Leadership, 1914-1918. Edited by Andrew B. Godefroy. Kingston, ON: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2010.

“Military Discipline, Punishment, and Leadership in the First World War: The Case of the 2nd Canadian Division.” In The Apathetic and The Defiant: Case Studies of Canadian Mutiny and Disobedience, 1812 to 1919. Edited by C.L. Mantle. Toronto: Dundurn, 2007.

“A ‘Most Spectacular Battle’: 2nd Canadian Division and the Battle of Vimy Ridge.” In Vimy Ridge: A Canadian Reassessment. Edited by Geoff Hayes, Andrew Iarocci, Mike Bechthold. Waterloo, Ontario: Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, 2007.

“‘The First 100,000 Came Easily’: Recruiting the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War.” International Review of Military History. No. 86, Brussels, 2006, pp. 62-87.

“‘I Would Not Have Missed It For the World’: Sir Andrew Macphail’s War, Part 2.” The Island Magazine. No. 52 (Fall/Winter, 2002), pp. 2-9.

“‘I Would Not Have Missed It For the World’: Sir Andrew Macphail’s War.” The Island Magazine. No. 51 (Spring/Summer, 2002), pp. 2-10.