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Congratulations to Kathryn McPherson for winning the Faculty of Graduate Studies' Faculty Teaching Award
Congratulations to Jaclyn Neel on her new book
Department of History Wins
Congratulations to Jonathan Edmondson on his new book
Congratulations to our October 2014 Graduates
The Avie Bennett Historica Canada Public Lecture in Canadian History: Canada and the Great War
Welcome to our new colleague Margaret Schotte
The Department of History Welcomes Mr Pheroze Unwalla as Assitant Professor
The Muslim Struggle for Civil Rights in Spain: Promoting Democracy through Migrant Engagement, 1985–2010
The War to End All Wars - A Look Back at WWI - A video series from the Department of History
Congratulations to our colleague Sakis Gekas - Associate Professor
Congratulations to Willie Jenkins-three awards for his book
Announcing our 2013-14 History Award Winners
Congratulations to all of our June 2014 graduates!
Book prizes for Sean Kheraj and William Jenkins at this year's meeting of the Canadian Historical Association / Société historique du Canada
Jonathan Edmondson is this year’s recipient of the Award of Merit by the Classical Association of Canada/ Société des Études Classiques.
Inventing Stanley Park won an honourable mention for the 2013 BC Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Historical Writing
Richard C. Hoffmann’s new book: An Environmental History of Medieval Europe
Congratulations to our Colleague and Chair-Marcel Martel on the publication of his new book!
Remembering the Modoc War: Redemptive Violence and the Making of American Innocence



HIST 1100: Gladiators, Gods, Gigolos and Goths:  Reading Roman Society, c. 200 BCE -c.500 CE

This is My Time: History at York



World War I documentary series by Department of History

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upcoming Events

Lunch-Bucket Lives: Remaking the Workers’ City

by Craig Heron
June 10th, 2015, 6:00pm–7:30pm
Supermarket Restaurant and Bar, 268 Augusta Ave. (in Kensington Market)

Lunch Bucket Lives takes the reader on a bumpy ride through the history of Hamilton’s working people from the 1890s to the 1930s. It ambles along city streets, peers through kitchen doors and factory windows, marches up the steps of churches and fraternal halls, slips into saloons and dance halls, pauses to hear political speeches, and, above all, listens for the stories of men, women, youths, and children from families where people relied mainly on wages to survive.

Heron takes wage-earning as a central element in working-class life, but also looks beyond the workplace into the households and neighbourhoods—settlement patterns and housing, marriage, child care, domestic labour, public health, schooling, charity and social work, popular culture, gender identities, ethnicity and ethnic conflict, and politics in various forms—presenting a comprehensive view of working-class life in the first half of the twentieth century.

For a listing of past events, please click here.


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The Undergraduate Director is available on a weekly basis in 2140 Vari Hall to advise students (walk-in, no appointments necessary). See below for details.

Friday, May 22: 1 to 3 p.m.
Monday, June 1: noon to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, June 2: 10 to noon
Wednesday, June 3: 1 to 3 p.m.
Monday, June 15; 1 to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16: 10 to noon
Thursday, June 18: 2-4 p.m.


The History Help and Mentorship Centre is now closed for the summer. The Centre will re-open in the fall.


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William Jenkins

Undergraduate Director:
William Wicken


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Sir Sanford Fleming - by Elissa Chu
Forgotten Sacrifices - by Shafi Khan