Henry Roper

Inglis Professor

Henry Roper Henry Roper

BA(Dal), MA, PhD(Cantab), D.Cn.L. (Vind)

Henry Roper taught humanities at King’s for 21 years and was associate director (1988-90) and director (1992-94) of the Foundation Year Programme. Dr Roper also served in a variety of other roles, including as university registrar (1978-87) and vice-president (1983-86; 1991-92).

In 2009, King’s awarded Dr Roper the degree of Doctor of Canon Law (honoris causa). A former president of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society (2009-11), he regularly reviews books on historical subjects for the Chronicle Herald.

Selected Publications

  • “Robert Winkworth Norwood,” Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. 16 (forthcoming).
  • “Charles William Vernon,” Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. 16 (forthcoming).
  • “Clarendon Lamb Worrell,” Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. 16 (forthcoming).
  • “Thomas Chandler Haliburton: Complications and Contradictions,” Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, 14 (2011), 54-71.
  • The Collected Works of George Grant, Vol. 4, 1970-88, edited with introduction and notes by Arthur Davis and Henry Roper. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.
  • The Collected Works of George Grant, Vol. 3, 1960-69, edited with introduction and notes by Arthur Davis and Henry Roper. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.
  • “Samuel Manners Brookfield,”Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. 15. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005, pp. 153-54.
  • “Canada, War and Popular History,” Dalhousie Review, 83 (2003), 215-223.
  • “T.C. Haliburton and King’s College,” in Richard Davies, ed., The Haliburton Be-Centenary Chaplet. Wolfville: Gaspereau Press, 1997.
  • “A ‘High Anglican Pagan’ and His Pupil: Charles G. D. Roberts, Robert Norwood and the Development of a Nova Scotian Literary Tradition, 1885-1932,” Dalhousie Review, 75 (1995), 51-73.
  • “Evangelical-Tractarian Conflict Over Divinity Education at the University of King’s College,” Journal of the Canadian Church Historical Society, 36 (1994), 37-57.
  • “Christianity and Science at Dalhousie and King’s College,” Dalhousie Review, 70 (1990), 394-400.
    (with James W. Clark) “Religion and Academic Freedom on the Dalhousie Campus: The Case of Norman J. Symons,” Dalhousie Review, 69 (1989), 176-89.