CBC’s Ideas Consults History Professor on Guillotine Images

Dr. William Cormack

History professor Dr. William Cormack was interviewed on CBC Radio’s Ideas program for an episode examining why guillotine images are currently being used online as a symbol against inequality and elitism.

Cormack discussed the symbol of the guillotine and how that symbol has changed over time, particularly in today’s use.

Cormack specializes in the history of the French Revolution and has examined its impact on France’s Caribbean colonies, the history of the French Navy during the Revolutionary period and French provincial politics during the Revolution.