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Olaf Janzen

Faculty and Staff


Olaf JanzenDr. Olaf Janzen, B.A. (Hons.) (McMaster), M.A., Ph.D. (Queen's), F.R.Hist.S

Phone: (709) 637-6282


Office: AS332F


Professor (on leave) – Historical Studies


(Sabbatical, 1 Sept/15 - 31 Aug/16) Dr. Janzen teaches North Atlantic, Military, and Newfoundland history. His research specialty is eighteenth-century Newfoundland, working on settlement history, piracy, privateering, and the defence of Newfoundland during that period. He is currently investigating the peace-time activities and role of the Royal Navy in Newfoundland waters between 1763 and 1775.​

Chair, Historical Studies

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS332T
Phone: (709) 637-2191