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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


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.

Wednesday, November 26th, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
"Surviving Eugenics: History, Memory, Activism and Alberta's Sexual Sterilization Program" presented by Erika Dyck, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.
History Common Room, 2183 Vari Hall

Wednesday, November 26th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Becoming a Good Academic Citizen - a series of workshops on how to excel at York: Study Habits
Learn the strategies and techniques that will help you become a better learner.
303 Founders College

Thursday, November 27th, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
York U Study Abroad Information Sessions
Attend this session to learn about how you can obtain credits this summer while studying abroad! Sponsored by the Faculty of LA&PS and York International
Founders College, Room 303

Friday, November 28th, 3:00 p.m.
Joint French History Seminar/Séminaire conjoint d'Histoire de France: "Reflections on the 1 Percent: Ruling Class Failure in Old Regime France" by Professor Jonathan Dewald, Department of HIstory, State University of New York at Buffalo
Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, Room 108N (Toronto)

Tuesday, December 2nd, 5:30 p.m.
“Between Leadership and Lineage: Crafting Succession and Performing Dynastic Roles in Imperial Rome in the Flavian Period” by Dr. Mihály Loránd Dészpa, (Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik, University of Heidelberg) and Visiting Scholar, Department of History, LA&PS, York University
519 Kaneff Tower, York University. Refreshments at 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 4th, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Historians' Craft "Confiscated Mail, Norwegian Mathematics, and a Forgotten Globe: Mysteries from Early Modern Maritime Archives" by Prof. Margaret Schotte, Department of History, York University
2183 Vari Hall


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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:

Thurs., Nov. 27th: 10 am - 12 pm


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

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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

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