Margaret Olwen MacMillan, CC (born 23 December 1943) is a Canadian historian and professor at the University of Oxford, where she is Warden of St Antony’s College. Her books: https://www.amazon.com/Margaret-MacMillan/e/B000APOOI4/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1514521916&sr=1-2-ent&_encoding=UTF8&tag=tra0c7-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=77b1d462ab55f6a70ca3b3294967a0ca&camp=1789&creative=9325
MacMillan received an Honours B.A. in history from the University of Toronto (attending Trinity College, where she would later become Provost 2002-2007) and a B.Phil. in Politics and D.Phil. (1974) at Oxford University (attending St Hilda’s College and later St Antony’s College, where she became Warden in 2007). Her doctoral dissertation was on the social and political perspectives of the British in India. From 1975 to 2002, she was a professor of history at Ryerson University in Toronto, including five years as department chair. She is the author of Women of the Raj, a selection of the “History Book Club”. In addition to numerous articles and reviews on a variety of Canadian and world affairs, MacMillan has co-edited books dealing with Canada’s international relations, including with NATO, and with Canadian-Australian relations.
From 1995 to 2003, MacMillan co-edited the International Journal, published by the Canadian Institute of International Affairs. Since 1995, she has served as a member of the National Board of Directors of the CIIA. She was the Young Memorial Visitor at Royal Military College of Canada in 2004 and delivered the J.D. Young Memorial Lecture on November 24, 2004.
MacMillan’s research has focused on the British Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and on international relations in the 20th century. Over the course of her career, she has taught a range of courses on the history of international relations. She is a member of the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press. .
In December 2017 MacMillan became an honorary fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
Her most successful work is Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War, also published as Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World. Peacemakers won the Duff Cooper Prize for outstanding literary work in the field of history, biography or politics; the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History; the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for the best work of non-fiction published in the United Kingdom and the 2003 Governor General’s Literary Award in Canada. MacMillan has served on the boards of the Canadian Institute for International Affairs, the Atlantic Council of Canada, the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Historica and the Churchill Society for the Advancement of Parliamentary Democracy (Canada). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford and a Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto. She has honorary degrees from the University of King’s College, the Royal Military College of Canada and Ryerson University, Toronto.
She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in February 2006. It was later upgraded to Companion of the Order of Canada on December 30, 2015, the highest grade of the honour.