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Welcome to the Department of History
Congratulations to Bill Wicken on his promotion to Full Professor
Congratulations to Sean Kheraj on his promotion to Associate Professor
Congratulations Class of 2015!
The Department of History Welcomes Dr Jennifer Bonnell, Assistant Professor of Canadian & Public History
The Department of History Welcomes Alexis Yates, Visiting Professor of Modern French History
Professor Emerita Bettina Bradbury awarded the François-Xavier Garneau Medal for her book Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Montreal
HIST 3136: Summer Abroad in Spain
Congratulations to Kathryn McPherson for winning the Faculty of Graduate Studies' Faculty Teaching Award
Department of History Wins
The Avie Bennett Historica Canada Public Lecture in Canadian History: Canada and the Great War
The War to End All Wars - A Look Back at WWI - A video series from the Department of History

Ronnie Morris, PhD candidate in History, faces extensive road to recovery

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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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
When Commas Kill: How to avoid deadly grammatical errors
If you have no clue how to use a semicolon, are told repeatedly that your sentences are too long, or, conversely, that you aren’t writing sentences at all, but sentence fragments. If you are unclear on how to punctuate a quotation, or on punctuation in general. If you wonder which its, their or whose to use, and what is subject/verb agreement anyway? This workshop could be for you!
1:30-2:30 pm, 2183 Vari Hall

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Applying to Graduate Studies Workshop
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, 305 Founders (Senior Common Room)
Presentation by Professor Barbara Crow, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies

To view previous events, click here.



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Student Papers & Academic Research Kit


Mon - Fri: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Tel: 416-736-5123
Fax: 416-736-5836


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.

Tuesday, October 13: 2:30 to 4:30
Wednesday, October: 14: 10 to 11:30 - please note change in time
Wednesday, October 21: 1 to 3
Thursday, October 22: 10 to noon


The History Help and Mentorship Centre assists history students with writing, research, interpreting historical documents, studying for exams and more

Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from
11 - 2, Room 2194 Vari Hall

To reduce waiting time, students can sign up for 20-minute drop-in appointments outside the History Help office.


Marcel Martel

Graduate Director:
Elizabeth (Libby) Cohen

Undergraduate Director:
William Wicken


History Departments YouTube channel


AP/HIST 4511 & AP/HIST 4570

Toronto 1914 website

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