Department of History

Department of History

history banner, faculty books
history banner, faculty books


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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The recipients of the 2015 undergraduate awards for academic excellence have been named.

These awards recognize outstanding achievement in particular areas of historical study or overall achievement in a given year of the undergraduate program. The department of history offers our congratulations to all the award winners with our best wishes for their future success. Nicolas Bronskill... More

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Melissa Armstong pitching in Pam Am Games 2015

Doctoral student wins silver medal at Pan Am Games

Melissa Armstrong, a doctoral student in the History Department, was awarded a silver medal on Sunday at the Pan Am games in Toronto as a relief pitcher on the Canadian women’s baseball team. This was the first time women’s baseball was included in a multisport event, like the Pan Am... More

Monday, July 27th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News and tagged

Melissa Armstrong

Doctoral Candidate Starting Pitcher for Pan Am Baseball Team

Melissa Armstrong, who is working on a doctorate on the provision of health care by the African National Congress under the supervision of Professor Susanne Klausen, has been selected as a starting pitcher for the Canadian women’s baseball team. Armstrong, who is also a recipient of a Vanier... More

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

Cabaret scene illustrated

2015 Shannon Lectures – Performing History: Re-Staging the Past

We’re very pleased to draw your attention to the 2015 Shannon Lecture Series which will be on the theme Performing History: Re-Staging the Past. We have five renowned speakers lined up for what promises to be a very exciting series: Friday Sept 18 Dr Lisa Peschel (University of York,... More

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 in Events Feed for all posts filed under Events

Dr. Wilfried Mausbach Profile Picture

Dr. Wilfried Mausbach, Executive Director of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies to be a Visiting Research Scholar This July and August

Dr. Mausbach, the executive director of the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) at Heidelberg University in Germany, comes to the History Department from July 15 to August 15 as a participant in the Ontario Baden-Württemberg exchange program. He is a guest of both the History Department... More

Monday, July 20th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News and tagged

Professor Alicia Mayer

History Department Welcomes Professor Alicia Mayer This August

The History Department is pleased to welcome Professor Alicia Mayer of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in August 2015. Professor Mayer is a distinguished scholar whose work has garnered many awards.  Her publications on the history of ideas in Mexico are numerous; her particular... More

Sunday, July 19th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News and tagged

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