Department of History

Department of History

history banner, faculty books
history banner, faculty books

Welcome to the History Department

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 undergraduate program includes BA (Honours), BA (Combined Honours), as well as the Cooperative Education Option, and students have the option of studying History in the BGInS degree. 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 about the innovative and award winning projects completed by our undergraduates. Follow Hollis Peirce’s blog about life as a disabled digital historian and MA student. Victoria (BA History 2015) describes her experience with the co-op program and Kurt (BA History) explains how history prepared him for the job market.

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Symposium and Workshop: “Envisioning Technologies” on March 3rd

The History Department of Carleton University is co-hosting a symposium and workshop entitled “Envisioning Technologies: Historical Insights into Educational Technologies for Persons who are Blind or Partially Sighted in Canada Since 1892”. This unique event is dedicated to virtually... More

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Talk by Carleton Grad featured in Globe and Mail

David Tough’s recent talk about Parliament’s sojourn in the Victoria Memorial Museum (now the Museum of Nature) from 1916 to 1920 fills a column by Roy MacGregor in the Globe and Mail.  He writes: On Thursday evening, the Victoria Memorial Museum, now known as the Canadian Museum of... More

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ohn Walsh on The Future of Public History Programs in Canada

Prof John Walsh on the tensions between theory and practice in Public History

Coordinator of the Masters of Public History program at Carleton, John Walsh spoke on “The Future of Public History Programs in Canada,” at the New Directions in Active History Conference, held at Huron University College, October 2-3, 2015. The video has just been posted... More

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History Book Sale: Great Books at Great Prices

Are your bookshelves overflowing? Do you need space for more books? Or are you on the lookout for more (inexpensive) tomes? Next Monday and Tuesday (February 8th and 9th) the History Department is holding its annual book sale in the History Lounge (Rm. 433, Paterson Hall). Thanks to several recent... More

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