Department of History

Department of History

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Welcome

Carleton’s history department provides students with hands on experience through course projects, coops, practicums and paid student internships, and we encourage students to explore the new opportunities provided by digital history. We offer undergraduate 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, covering a wide range of fields, and an M.A. program in Public History. Please explore our website for further information, or contact us at history@carleton.ca.

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Just published: Was ist Homosexualität? Forschungsgeschichte, gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen und Perspektiven

Jennifer Evans has just published an edited volume on the history of homosexuality in Germany together with three German-speaking experts in the field. The handbook, Was ist Homosexualität? Forschungsgeschichte, gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen und Perspektiven, in English What is... More

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New Summer Course: HIST 3902B Global Cold War Cultures

Monday and Wednesday, 0905 – 11.55, July-August 2014   What does a hairstyle have to do with atomic bombs? Why did the designer of a new swimsuit for women call it a “bikini” for its sexy, “explosive” potential after the hydrogen bomb tests near the Bikini Islands in the late... More

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UN peacekeepers (including Canadian in blue beret) escorted by South African general on reconnaissance to Namibia, then controlled by apartheid South Africa, (August 1978)

New Summer Course: HIST 3906A History of Canada-Africa Relations since 1945: Compassion, Calculation, Consistency

Tuesday and Thursday, 0905 – 11.55, July-August 2014 This course unfolds in the context of close study of the polities, economies, and conflicts in Africa, most notably the drive towards complete decolonisation. Course time will be divided roughly 50%–50% between Canada–Africa. It begins... More

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New Summer Course: HIST 3903 History of Canada on Film

Monday and Wednesday, 0905 – 11.55, May-June 2014 Content: The documentary Nanook of the North (1922) and the feature Black Robe (1991) shaped perceptions of First Nations peoples and the landscapes of Canada for audiences at home and abroad. Other films such as Les Ordres (1974) and 15... More

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Just published: “Emotions and Daily Life in Colonial Mexico” edited by Carleton’s Sonya Lipsett-Rivera and Javier Villa-Flores

The history of emotions is a new approach to social history, and this book is the first in English to systematically examine emotions in colonial Mexico. It is easy to assume that emotions are a given, unchanging aspect of human psychology. But the emotions we feel reflect the times in which we... More

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“Whose Astrolabe? Origin and Cultural Ownership of a Canadian Icon” on display.

The exhibit “Whose Astrolabe? Origin and Cultural Ownership of a Canadian Icon” is on view in the department through May 30, 2014.  This exhibit from the Pinhey’s Point Foundation features a hitherto unseen manuscript account of the discovery of the ‘Champlain’ astrolabe, and explores... More

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