Cheryl Fury



History and Politics

Hazen Hall 321

Saint John
1 506 648 5861

Cheryl Fury is a Professor of History at the University of New Brunswick Saint John. She teaches courses in European history and in particular Tudor-Stuart England, early modern women, queenship, the Holocaust, and Fascism. She also enjoys teaching for the UNB travel study program in Rome.

She holds a BA (Honours History & English) and an MA from the University of New Brunswick. She received her PhD from McMaster University and held the Alexander O. Vietor Memorial Fellowship in Maritime History from the John Carter Brown Library. Cheryl’ s first book, Tides in the Affairs of Men: The Social History of Elizabethan Seamen 1580-1603 was very well received.

She was the major contributor and editor to The Social History of English Seamen 1485-1649 (2012) and The Social History of English Seamen 1650-1815 (2017). She has published several articles and reviews inThe Mariner's Mirror, The International Journal of Maritime History, The Northern Mariner, Proceedings of the Atlantic Theological Conference, The Canadian Journal of History, Canadian Historical Reviews, H-Albion, Journal of Maritime Research and Sixteenth Century Journal.

She has also contributed entries and essays to a wide range of historical encyclopedias. In addition, she is currently on the Editorial Board of The Northern Mariner, the official publication of the Canadian Nautical Research Society, as well as on the Editorial Board for Scholar’s Publisher. She serves as a referee for a number of publications.

Her most recent work focuses on the men who sailed on the English East India Company voyages. She has delivered a number of conference papers on various aspects of the Company’s early voyages in Canada, USA, Germany and England and has published two articles on the first voyage: “The First English East India Company Voyage: The Human Dimension” in The International Journal of Maritime History, vol. XXIV (2) (Dec. 2012), 69-96 and “Good Wills Hunting: Tracking Down the Men of the First East India Company Voyage, 1601-3” The International Journal of Maritime History, vol. 27(3), (2015), 506-27. Her most recent article, “To Sett Downe All the Villanie”: Accounts of the Sodomy Trial on the Fourth East India Company Voyage”, appeared in the Mariner’s Mirror, vol. 102 (1) (Feb. 2016 ), 74-80.

Cheryl has a great interest in Holocaust Education as well. She wrote "Entering that Darkness" as part of the University of London's Institute of Education's International Perspectives on Holocaust Education (2012). She has also assisted with and edited Holocaust survivor Vera Schiff's article, "Refusing to Give in to Despair: The Children and Teachers of Terezin" in Prism: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators (Spring 2012, volume 4). Cheryl annotated and edited Vera Schiff's book, The Theresienstadt Deception: The Concentration Camp the Nazis Created to Deceive the World (2012) as well as revising and expanding two of Schiff's previous works for on-line publication, Hitler's Inferno and her award-winning memoir, Theresienstadt: The Town the Nazis Gave the Jews.

Cheryl has been nominated for a number of teaching awards on both campuses of UNB, winning Departmental Achievement in Teaching Excellence Awards and the Faculty of Arts Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2010 she was awarded a scholarship to attend the March of the Living Holocaust Tour for Educators. She discusses her experiences as part of the Anglophone South School District Holocaust program for high school students. The Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre of Toronto has named her one of its “Canadian Teachers Making a Difference”.

In 2014 she became an educational consultant for the Saint John Theatre Company. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research in London, England for 2014-15. In 2016, she was awarded a Harrison McCain Foundation Grant, a Hakluyt Society Research Grant, and a UNB Merit Award which recognizes outstanding contributions to teaching, research and university service. Cheryl is a Fellow and Associated Faculty of the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society.