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.

Students at Carleton are encouraged to explore history using a diversity of sources, methodologies and media. Read more about the innovative and award winning projects our students have completed in recent years. Read Hollis’s blog about why he chose history, and view Victoria’s interview on hands-on work experience.

News and Events

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Reminder: Duelling Perspectives: Two Views on 1812 this Friday

Duelling Perspectives: Canadian and American Views on the Causes, Course, and Outcomes of the War of 1812 Speakers: Dr. Rachel Lea Heide, Department of National Defence (Canada) and Dr. John Alan Boyd, Department of Defence (United States) Date: Friday, March 27, 2015, 1pm Location: History Lounge,... More

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 in Events Feed for all posts filed under Events


Book Launch, April 1: Frank Underhill and the Politics of Ideas

On April 1st  at 3pm in the History Dept Lounge (4th floor Paterson Hall), Dr. Kenneth Dewar, professor in the Department of History at Mount Saint Vincent University, will launch his new book Frank Underhill and the Politics of Ideas (McGill-Queens UP). As our own Brian McKillop writes, “Frank... More

Friday, March 20th, 2015 in Events Feed for all posts filed under Events, News Feed for all posts filed under News

voice audition

Students Conduct Auditions for Documentary Film Class

Students in HIST4302, Making History Documentaries, auditioned actors enrolled in the Voice Over Acting Class at the Acting Company on Bank St. for roles as narrators and characters in their documentaries.  The session was a success, and a number of aspiring actors were selected for roles in the... More

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

Martha Attridge Bufton

Martha Attridge Bufton, MA History, Wins Labour History Prize

Martha Attridge Bufton’s MA thesis was awarded the 2014 Eugene A. Forsey Prize for graduate work on Canadian labour and working-class history. The awards committee had the following to say about her work: Martha Attridge Bufton’s study of unionization at Carleton University in the... More

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News


James Opp Wins Graduate Mentoring Award

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International) awarded history professor, James Opp,  a 2014 Faculty Graduate Mentoring Awards on March 4, 2015. These awards recognize faculty who render exceptional service to graduate students... More

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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