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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Student Documentaries Explore People and Place in History

In case you missed the April 2 student documentary screening, two of the four films produced for HIST 4302, Making Documentary History are now available online. No Road Home by Alison Murdock, Rebecca Sykes, Jennifer Bate & Stephanie Desjardins During the 1950’s the St. Lawrence Seaway Hydro... More

Friday, April 17th, 2015 in History Feed for all posts filed under History


Carleton at History on the Edge – NCPH Annual Meeting, Nashville 2015

Over the next few days, April 15-18, 2015, the National Council on Public History will be holding its annual meeting, this year, in Nashville, Tennessee. Bringing together over 800 Public History practitioners from more than 10 countries, including Canada, the United States, Italy, Columbia,... More

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

Invisible Immigrants Book Cover - Teacups floating in the ocean

Marilyn Barber and Murray Watson Publish Invisible Immigrants: The English in Canada Since 1945

We’re delighted to announce the recent publication of Invisible Immigrants: The English in Canada since 1945 (March 2015) by Carleton’s Marilyn Barber and Murray Watson (Dundee University, Scotland) by University of Manitoba Press. About Invisible Immigrants The book documents the... More

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 in History Feed for all posts filed under History, Publications Feed for all posts filed under Publications

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What’s New About New Media? Technologies of Protest Past and Present

Local artist Marc Adornato to talk about last summer’s #MYPROTEST project at the What’s New about New Media symposium April 24th @ 1:15pm.  Come a day earlier and you can hear Carleton’s own Merlyna Lim (Canada Research Chair in Digital Media and Global Netowrk Society) give... More

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Carleton Grad Helps Commemorate a Canadian Hero

According to a 2010 national Canadian Studies survey, 9 of 10 Canadians remember Terry Fox. For these respondents, his name is synonymous with “hero,” “courage,” “determination,” and “tenacity.” On the 35th anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope, the Canadian Museum of History... More

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

Kathryn Boschmann is a first year master's student in history participating in the project. (Chris Roussakis Photo)

History Grad Student Wins National Storyteller Award

We’re pleased to announce that History M.A. student Kathryn Boschmann has won one of 25 Storyteller Awards provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her project “A Prairie Home: Migration of Winnipeg’s Irish Canadians” explores how first... More

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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