Welcome to the Department of History
History has long been a popular field of study, and with good reason. What better starting place can there be for thinking about how to act in the present than to understand how people have acted in the past? What better starting place can there be for thinking about the forces that shape people's lives in the present than to understand the forces that have shaped people's lives in the past? And what better way can there be to acquire the skills necessary for succeeding in the twenty-first century -- critical thinking, careful reading, energetic researching, analytical writing, and effective communicating -- than to choose a major or minor in which all of these are emphasized?
- Spring Open House
Come and get more information on our History Program, meet and chat with professors and students at YorkU Spring Open House on Saturday April, 5th, 2014, 10am - 2pm.
- 2014 Summer Courses
For a full listing of upcoming and past events, please click here.
Thursday, March 13th
Oral Histories: A Discussion with Carolyn Podruchny, Janice Kim, Aitana Guia. 12:30pm - 2pm. History Department Common Room, Vari Hall 2183.
CANADA SPEAKS A Lecture Series: The Quebec Charter of Secular Values. By Roberto Perin, Professor, Department of History, Glendon College.
12:30pm - 1:30pm. 010 Vanier College
Mar 13th - Mar 14th
Workshop: Cultural Translation and Chinese & Canadian Studies
Mar 13: Room 109, Atkinson Building - Mar 14: Room 519 Kaneff Tower
Wednesday, March 19th
2014 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History: "Mountains, Caravans, Rivers, and Salons: China's Multiple Tea Trades" by Peter Perdue (Yale University). 4:45pm, Schulich Private Dining Room, Main Floor.
Thursday, March 20th
2014 History Matters lecture series: "Canada's Aboriginal Peoples: Past and Present: What Sir John A. Macdonald Thought About ‘Indians’ and Other Courtroom Tales by Dr. William Wicken. 7pm, TPL's Dufferin/St. Clair Branch.
GHSA Presents: Braided Histories: Sources for the Lives of a Slave Family in Colonial Suriname by Natalie Zemon Davis.
12:30-2pm. Founders College Senior Common Room (FC305)
Friday, March 21st
Book launch: Urban Explorations: Environmental Histories of the Toronto Region.
6:00pm - 8:00pm. Ben McNally Books at 366 Bay Street, Toronto
Friday, March 28th
Roundtable discussion "Borderlands, Transatlantic Diasporas, and Transpacific Networks: The Spatial Turn in Migration History" by Willie Jenkins, Laura Madokoro, and Ben Bryce.
12:30pm -1:30pm. History Department Common Room, Vari Hall 2183.
Joint French History Seminar: Travel Writing and Scientific Networks in
Dr. Nicholas Dew, Department of History, McGill University
3pm, University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs. 1 Devonshire Place, 108N
HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon Fri: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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:
Tue Mar 11, 1:30pm - 3:30pm.
Wed Mar 12, 2:30pm - 4:30pm.
Thursday, March 27th
Thursday, May 1st