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?
- Chair: Jonathan Edmondson
- Graduate Director: William Jenkins
- Undergraduate Director: Molly Ladd-Taylor
May 13-19, 2013: The Portuguese in Toronto, 1853-2013
20 Historical Photos Illustrating the Experiences of Portuguese Immigrants and their Descendants in Toronto, Toronto City Hall, Rotunda
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- June 1, 2013: The History Department in partnership with the Harriet
Tubman Institute, presents "Performing Diaspora: The History of Urban Music in Toronto"
ACW 109 (Accolade West building), York University
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:
Tues May 21: 2 - 4 pm
Thurs May 23: 12 - 2 pm