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.

News and Events

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“Thinking about Thalidomide in Transnational Perspective,” September 24, 2014

The Department of History will host “Thinking about Thalidomide in Transnational Perspective” on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. The one-day conference focuses on the impact of thalidomide in Canada and Africa. The event will be held in the History Lounge, 433 Paterson Hall. The... More

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History Department’s TA Mentor Program featured in CHA Bulletin

The Department of History’s TA Mentor Program has been featured in the latest Bulletin of the Canadian Historical Association. The TA Mentor program was developed as response to a university-wide need for improved TA training. The Mentor delivers workshops based on the specific needs of... More

Friday, September 12th, 2014 in History Feed for all posts filed under History, News Feed for all posts filed under News

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HUgS Movie Night – Sept. 24, 2014

The History Undergraduate Society (HUgS) will host its second movie night of the year on Wednesday, September 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, featuring PUGIN: GOD’S OWN ARCHITECT (BBC 2012). The film will be followed by a question and answer session with Dr Tim Brittain-Catlin, an expert on the... More

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September 18: The Infection of Impurity: Contaminated/Contaminating Victorian Male Bodies

Public lecture by Lesley Hall, senior archivist at the Wellcome Library for the History of Medicine and a highly regarded historian of sexuality in Britain. Thursday, Sept. 18 at 4:00 pm at the History Department Lounge, 433 Paterson Hall Co-sponsors: Department  of History and Institute of... More

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Doctoral student Melissa Armstrong wins Vanier Award

History PhD student, Melissa Armstrong, has won a prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship worth $50,000 per year for three years.  She will use her funding to  travel to South Africa to pursue research into the genesis and growth of the health department of the African National Congress.... More

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Marie-Anne Gagnon on CBC Ottawa Morning

MA in Public History student Marie-Anne Gagnon spoke to CBC Ottawa Morning’s Hallie Cotnam about Aboriginal representations in 1960s Canadian cookbooks on Tuesday 15 July. If you missed it just tune in at http://picosong.com/Ppsk/  ... More

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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