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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


This is My Time: History at York

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



World War I documentary series by Department of History

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upcoming Events

For a listing of past events, please click here.

Friday, January 30, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
"Professionalizing Perfume in Eighteenth-Century Paris" by Kirsten James, Ph.D Candidate in History, University of Toronto
Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, Room 208N

Friday, January 30, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
UHSA MOVIE NIGHT! The UHSA invites all to a screening of Selma at SilverCity Yorkdale

February 3-5, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
History GHSA Book and Bake Sale! There will be light refreshments, baked goods, arts and crafts and interesting books all at a very low cost!
2183 Vari Hall (History Common Room)

Friday, February 6, 2015, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
History of Indigenous Peoples (HIP) - Discussion of Paper:

Dr. Melissa Otis, “Rural Indigeneity – Essentializing or Identifying?” (Melissa is a recent graduate of History at the University of Toronto).
Common Area of the 7th floor of the Knaff Tower (Robarts Centre), York University.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
History and Computing Workshop: Screencasting and Teaching
Blended courses. Online education. Experiential learning. We will look at tools that can help us with these terms. Specifically, we will be discussing the use of screencasting software for teaching.
2183 Vari Hall (History Common Room)

Thursday, February 12, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Please join us for a History Faculty Research event: Big Scales in Environmental History, with speakers Sean Kheraj on big space, 'A Continental Epizootic of 1872-73', and Richard Hoffmann on big time, 'Viewing a Millennium from 2015.' We look forward to a lively discussion to follow.
History Common Room, Vari 2183

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 (TBC)
Heterogeneity and Korean Identity in the Twenty-First Century
Travel, Faith, and Mobility: a Postcolonial Geography of Korean/American Evangelical Christian Missions with Ju Hui Judy Han, University of Toronto, Scarborough. Supported by The Korea Foundation, the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation and the York Cetnre for Asian Research. It is organized by Professor Janice C.H. Kim

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Undergraduate History Research Conference. Organized by the Undergraduate History Student Association and the Classical Studies Student Association, the conference is a great opportunity for students to share their research and to connect with their peers and professors over research and refreshments. The theme for 2015 is Change in the Time of Conflict. The following are just a few examples of possible presentations, but we will gladly receive others:  Slaves, Agriculture and the Servile War; Disease and Decline in the Americas; Canadian Identity in 1860s Upper Canada; Kingfisher and Merchant Trading in the 19th century; Media and Culture in World War Two. Students interested in participating at the conference should submit a one-page proposal for consideration by February 23, 2015 to Questions should be addressed to

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 (TBC)
Heterogeneity and Korean Identity in the Twenty-First Century
In/Appropriate Affects: Transnational Korean Adoptees and the Trouble with Diasporic Kinship with Eleana J. Kim, University of California, Irvine. Supported by The Korea Foundation, the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, the Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation and the York Cetnre for Asian Research. It is organized by Professor Janice C.H. Kim


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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:

Fri., Feb. 6th: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Tues., Feb. 10th: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Wed., Feb. 11th: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Tues., Feb. 17: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thurs., Feb. 19: 12:00 - 2:00 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
Tuesdays 3 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Marcel Martel

Graduate Director:
William Jenkins

Undergraduate Director:
William Wicken


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