Department of History

Department of History

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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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November 7 George Colpitts on Bison, Pemmican and the Sating of Society in the Northern Great Plains, 1780-1870

George Colpitts will be giving the opening lecture for the 2014 Shannon Lecture Series:   “A sumptuous and movable feast: Bison, pemmican and the sating of society in the Northern Great Plains, 1780-1870″ on November 7, in the Humanities Lecture Theatre, 303 Paterson Hall, from... More

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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October 22: Natasha Erlank: “Women and Memorialisation in Contemporary South Africa”

Natasha Erlank, University of Johannesburg, will be speaking on “Women and Memorialisation in Contemporary South Africa” on Wednesday, October 22 at 1:00 pm in the History Lounge, 433 Paterson Hall. Since 1994 cities across South Africa have moved to commemorate the heroes of the struggle... More

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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In Memorium – Roger Reynolds, History Professor

                            The specialist of dark-ages ecclesial history in the early medieval period, Richard Reynolds, who was part of theDepartment of History of Carleton University between 1968 and 1977, passed away on... More

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Event: “Lenin in Heidiland,” Oct. 10, 2014

Distinguished Research Professor Carter Elwood will deliver a talk on “Lenin in Heidiland” on Friday, October 10, 2014. The talk will take place at 12:30 PM, in the History Lounge, 433 Paterson Hall. In July 1916 V.I. Lenin and his wife left on their annual holiday in the Swiss Alps.... More

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October 21: Madelaine Morrison on Musical Life in Ontario, 1880-1920

Carleton graduate, Madelaine Morrison, will be giving the Ottawa Historical Association talk on October 21, 2014 at the Royal Oak, 221 Echo Drive (on the canal) at 7 PM.  Her talk, “Sweetest Sounds:   Musical Life in Ontario, 1880-1920,” is drawn from her recently defended thesis.  ... More

Monday, September 29th, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Tim Cook speaks to Globe and Mail about The Necessary War

Professor Tim Cook has recently been featured in the Globe and Mail, discussing his new book The Necessary War, Volume 1. Read the whole story, “Going the distance to chronicle Canada’s necessary War,” here.... More

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