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Joseph Laurence Black

Joseph Laurence Black, Canadian Soviet studies educator, historian. Recipient Scholarly Merit awards Carleton University, Ottawa, 1978, 81, 84, 86; grantee Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada, Ontario Council Arts. Member Canada Association Slavists (vice president 1982-1984).


  • Black, Joseph Laurence was born on January 16, 1937 in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Son of Joseph Laurence and Gwendolyn (Mcdonald) Black.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Mount Allison University, 1958. Master of Arts, Boston University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, McGill University, 1968.


    • Professor history Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, 1967-1976. Professor history Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, since 1976, director Institute Soviet Studies, since 1982.


    • Author: Karamzin and Russian Society, 1975, Citizens for the Fatherland, 1979, Sisyphus and Poland, 1986, G.F. Muller and the Russian Academy, 1986. Hockey coach City League, Sudbury, 1973-1977. Football coach Laurentian University, Sudbury, 1974.


    Member Canada Association Slavists (vice president 1982-1984).



    Tennis, fishing, running.


    • Married Janice Jernigan, August 23, 1961. Children– Joseph, Jennifer, Laura Ruth.
    • father: Joseph Laurence Black
    • mother: Gwendolyn (Mcdonald) Black
    • spouse: Janice Jernigan
    • children: Joseph Black
    • Jennifer Black
    • Laura Ruth Black
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    Born January 16, 1937