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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“Archaeology in Carleton’s Backyard: Pre-contact Inhabitants of Vincent Massey Park,” Ian Badgley, Archaeologist, National Capital Commission, 4 PM Tuesday February 24, Dunton Tower 1212

This event will present the results of the ongoing excavations in the area and feature a brief information session on archaeological field work opportunities for Carleton credit for all interested students.... More

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Seeing the Russian Anarchist Mikhail Bakunin As He Was

Dissolving the Historiographic Myths about his Personality and Ideas When: Wednesday February 11, 2015, 2:30-4:00pm Where: 3302 River Building M.A Bakunin (1814-1876) was arguably the most cosmopolitan and widely influential of the 19th century revolutionaries. Although Bakunin is best known for... More

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Assistant Professor Chinnaiah Jangam

The Unsung Heroes of Indian History

Last December, Dr. Chinnaiah Jangam delivered the keynote speech at the Telangana University’s 2014 Lecture series. There, he spoke about the role of Dalits and other underprivileged peoples in Indian history. Dalits, demonstrates Professor Jangam, agitated against caste discrimination at... More

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Learn About a “Global Economy of Salvation” this Friday

When: Friday, February 06, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Where: History Lounge PA433 Paterson Hall Cost: Free Contact: Dominique Marshall, (613) 520-2828, Professor Nelles‘ research centres on the... More

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Screening “Trick or Treaty? The Fight for Justice,” Friday, January 30

What: “Trick or Treaty? The Fight for Justice,” A film by Alanis Obomsawin, free public screening followed by a Q&A with Alanis Obomsawin and John S. Long, author of “Treaty No. 9” When: Friday, 30 January, 7:00 p.m. Where: River Building Theatre 2200, Paid parking available in the... More

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“Simply the Best” – Marking the Start of Black History Month

On Tuesday, February 3rd, the History Undergraduate Society (HUGS) and the History department will be marking the start of Black History Month with a screening of the documentary, “Simply the Best,” produced by the Workers History Museum. Cal Best was a union leader who cofounded the... More

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