Department of History

Department of History



Welcome.  Carleton provides students with hands on experience through course projects, digital history, coops, practicums and paid student internships. We offer courses in Canadian, European, African, American, Latin American, Caribbean, South Asian and Japanese history, and in thematic areas that transcend particular regions, such as the history of sexuality, the history of slavery, environmental history and the social history of alcohol. Our graduate program offers rigorous training at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels, and an M.A. program in Public History.

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Image: Cross-section illustration of a horse head. Source: A.B. Judson. “Records of Post-Mortem Investigations” in Third Annual Report of the Board of Health of the Health Department of the City of New York (New York: Appleton, 1873) 282-291.

Friday Nov 28: Sean Kheraj on the Great Epizootic of 1872-1873. Shannon Lecture Series, Humanities Lecture Theatre, 303 Paterson Hall, from 1:00-2:30 pm.

In early October 1872, a mysterious illness swept through the urban horse population of Toronto. The Globe first reported the phenomenon on 5 October 1872, noting that “[f]or some time past a large number of horses in the city have been affected with disease of the respiratory organs, but during... More

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Exhibition on view: The Origins and Significance of Residential Gothic in Ottawa

Exhibition on view in Department of History, 4th floor, Paterson Hall, October 2014-April 2015 In the late 1850s the prospect of a design competition for Ottawa’s Parliament Buildings drew English architects to the new city. Like Parliament and Ottawa’s Gothic churches, which this exhibit also... More

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Underhill Colloquium

Call for Papers: Pasts Echoing Presents: Historians as Performative Collaborators

From March 5-7, 2015, graduate students in the Department of History, Carleton University, will be hosting the 21st Annual Underhill Colloquium.   This year’s theme, “PASTS ECHOING PRESENTS: HISTORIANS AS PERFORMATIVE COLLABORATORS,” highlights the historian’s multiple performed roles,... More

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Dr. David Dean

18 Carleton Students Get “The Chance of a Generation”

A recent article in University Affairs features a unique collaboration between The Canadian Museum of History and Carleton’s Department of History. Graduate students enrolled in the Museums, National Identity and Public Memory seminar will have the opportunity to help develop Canadian History... More

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Book Sale This Week – Find Great Bargains on History Books!

Dates: Thursday, November 20 + Friday, November 21, 2014 Time: Thursday, 10am to 6pm, Friday, 10am to 3pm Location: History Lounge, Patterson Hall, Room 433 Attention all history students and lovers of history! The History Undergraduate Society [HUgS] in conjunction with the History Department is... More

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National Capital History day to be held at Carleton University

Click here to view the poster for National Capital History Day 2015 After a successful inaugural year, National Capital History Day will be held at Carleton University on May 1, 2015. The competition is open to high-school students across the Ottawa region, and will take place in Carleton’s... More

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