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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


Employment Opportunities: 2014-2015 Fall/Winter Positions - CUPE UNIT II



World War I documentary series by Department of History

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For a full listing of upcoming and past events, please click here.

Thursday, October 23th, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - CANCELLED
Historians' Craft Lecture with C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa
"Indigenous Washington City: Public History and Urban Archive"
2183 Vari Hall

Thursday, October 23th, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
"The U.S. Supreme Court and African-American Voting Rights" presented by Prof. Jerry Ginsburg
Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College

Friday, October 24th, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - CANCELLED
History of Indigenous Peoples Research Network featuring C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa - "A "Curious Removal": Leta Myers Smart and the Indians' Capital City"
7th Floor, Kaneff Tower

Friday, October 24th, 3:00 p.m.
Joint French History Seminar/Séminaire conjoint d'Histoire de France
"La délimitation des frontières et l'invention des territoires coloniaux : l'exemple de l'Algérie"(presentation in French) by Docteure Hélène Blais, Maître de conférences, Département d’Histoire, Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense
Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, room 108N

Tuesday, November 4th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Applying to Grad School
2183 Vari Hall (History Common Room)

Tuesday, November 4th, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Writing a CV
2183 Vari Hall (History Common Room)

Thursday, November 6th, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Towards a Cultural History of the Social and Behavioural Sciences: A Roundtable
With Professors Boyd Cothran, Michael Pettit and Marlene Shore
2183 Vari Hall

Wednesday, November 12th, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Book Launch: Violence, Memory, and History: Western Perceptions of Kristallnacht - Edited by Colin McCullough and Nathan Wilson
Private Dining Hall of the Schulich School of Business Building

Thursday, November 13th, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Recreation Riots and Racial Liberalism in the Postwar American City by Victoria W. Wolcott, Professor of History at the University at Buffalo
The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, 280N York Lanes


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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:

Tues., Oct. 28: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed., Oct. 29: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Mentors will be available to help students on a weekly basis in 2157 Vari Hall. Click here for more information!

Walk-in or for an appointment email

Tuesdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesdays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursdays 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Marcel Martel

Graduate Director:
William Jenkins

Undergraduate Director:
William Wicken


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AP/HIST 4511 & AP/HIST 4570

Toronto 1914 website

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