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Welcome to the Department of History
Study Abroad in Greece This Summer: Extended Application Deadline - Feb. 12, 2016
#NotetoSelfProject: What would you say to your younger self?
Clearing the Plains and Clearing the Air: Environmental History and National Memory in 2015 - 2015 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History by James Daschuk Download Lecture and Video
Congratulations to History Student Jessie Thistle: From a Life on the Streets, To University Graduate - Watch the Inspiring CBC News Report
Jennifer Bonnell Wins Heritage Toronto Award of Excellence for Reclaiming the Don
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

Department of History - Year in Review 2014 - View!

Welcome to the Department of History
Study Abroad in Greece This Summer: Extended Application Deadline - Feb. 12, 2016
#NotetoSelfProject: What would you say to your younger self?
Clearing the Plains and Clearing the Air: Environmental History and National Memory in 2015 - 2015 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History by James Daschuk Download Lecture and Video
Congratulations to History Student Jessie Thistle: From a Life on the Streets, To University Graduate - Watch the Inspiring CBC News Report
Jennifer Bonnell Wins Heritage Toronto Award of Excellence for Reclaiming the Don
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 Department consistently ranks among the best in the world. It enjoys an international reputation for scholarship, while retaining a
commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching. Our graduate program is one of the most prestigious in Canada. At the undergraduate level our curriculum covers a wide range of geographical (Africa, Asia, Canada, Britain, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.) and thematic areas (Cultural, Gender, Social, Political, Environmental and Sexuality), and chronological periods, from the Ancient world to the recent past. The History Department has a strong record of research accomplishment, as measured in its members' publications and in internal and external grant competitions.

#NoteToSelfProject: What would you tell your younger self?

The Fight with ISIS and the Crisis of the Middle East - Listen to Podcast Paris Attacks and a Strategy Against ISIS - Listen to Podcast



This is My Time: History at York

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

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World War I documentary series by Department of History

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EVENTS

Thursday, February 11, 2016
CRS Seminar: The Pleasure Market, GI Joe, and the Cold War Origins of South Korean Capitalism, 1950-1953; Speaker: Janice Kim, Associate Director of YCAR (York Centre for Asian Research), and Associate Professor of History, York University
519 Kaneff Tower | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Thursday, February 11, 2016
TA Liaisons + TA Liaison Committee + Teaching & Learning Committee workshop on Assignment Design & Implementation in the Age of Enrollment Crisis.  You'll enjoy lunch, and a thoughtful and efficient panel of faculty members and teaching assistants, followed by discussion about dovetailing the learning outcomes of your courses with specific, skill-based assignments. Bring a syllabus & an assignment sheet. This event is for History faculty and graduate students.
2183 Vari Hall, History Common Room | 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Please join us for a live podcast interview with Jennifer Bonnell regarding the publication of her book, Reclaiming the Don. The interview will be conducted by Sean Kheraj for his podcast series, Nature's Past, and will be followed by a Q&A session.
2183 Vari Hall, History Common Room | 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Friday, February 26, 2016
Séminaire France - "The Enlightenment Birth of Biopolitics." Presented by Professor William Nelson, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, University of Toronto - Scarborough. Munk Centre of Global Affairs. 1 Devonshire Place, room 108N.

Monday, March 7, 2016
Dr Ben Bryce, Department of History, University of Northern British Columbia, will give a research talk on "Citizens of Empire. Education and Teacher Exchanges in Canada and the Commonwealth, 1910-1940." Snacks and refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Kaneff Tower, Room 749 | 2:00 pm

 




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  HOURS OF OPERATION

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

Tel: 416-736-5123
Fax: 416-736-5836
Email: lapshist@yorku.ca

  ADVISING HOURS

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 Feb 23: 9:30 to 11
Wednesday Feb 24: 10 to 11:30
Thursday Feb 25: 9:30 to 11 (NOTE CHANGE IN TIME)
Additional Hours TBA

  HISTORY HELP AND MENTORSHIP CENTRE

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

Hours of Operation
CLOSED DURING READING WEEK
Wednesdays 11:00 - 2:00
Thursdays 12:30 - 3:30

Room 2194 Vari Hall

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

  DEPT. ADMINISTRATION

Chair:
Marcel Martel

Graduate Director:
Elizabeth (Libby) Cohen


Undergraduate Director:
William Wicken

  HISTORY COUNCIL DATES

All History Council meetings will take place from 12:30 to 2:20 pm in the History Common Room

March 3rd
April 7th
May 5th


  FEATURED VIDEOS



History Departments YouTube channel

  FROM THE CLASSROOM

AP/HIST 4511 & AP/HIST 4570
ABOUT THE PROJECTS

Toronto 1914 website

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