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Welcome to the Department of History
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

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

HIST 1100: Gladiators, Gods, Gigolos and Goths:  Reading Roman Society, c. 200 BCE -c.500 CE

This is My Time: History at York



World War I documentary series by Department of History

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August 1-31, 2015
The Greek Canadian History Project will be hosted by East York community gem, Broadview Espresso (817 Broadview Ave.) for a photographic display. The exhibit, "Memory and Migration," captures scenes from the Greek immigrant past and is part of a much larger Toronto Telegram collection housed at Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections of York University Libraries. Click here for more information.

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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.

Wednesday, Sept 2: 10 to noon
Thursday, Sept 3: 11 to 1


The History Help and Mentorship Centre is now closed for the summer. The Centre will re-open in the fall.


Marcel Martel

Graduate Director:
Elizabeth (Libby) Cohen

Undergraduate Director:
William Wicken


History Departments YouTube channel


AP/HIST 4511 & AP/HIST 4570

Toronto 1914 website

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