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.

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Dr. Susanne Klausen

Carleton Historian Susanne Klausen’s Thalidomide Research in the News

The Victoria times Colonist recently featured a story on Canadian scientist and thalidomide research pioneer Frances Kelsey for which Carleton medical historian Susanne Klausen was interviewed. Considered by many to be among the most important scientists in Canadian history, the Vancouver-born... More

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History, Social Work and Engineering Scholars Produce Virtual Exhibit on the Wheelchair

Researchers at Carleton have recently launched, a virtual exhibit on the history of the wheelchair. The exhibit is unique in that it brings together scholars from the fields of biomedical engineering, social work, and history. History doctoral candidate Dorothy-Jane Smith led... More

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Interested in Learning About the Digital Humanities?

Digital Humanities Program Information Session The Collaborative Master’s in Digital Humanities is hosting an information session for students who are interested in pursuing this specialization as part of a Master’s degree at Carleton. Date: Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 Time: 3 – 4 p.m. Location:... More

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Karen Rader speaking on Natural History Museums, at Carleton on December 12 at 1 PM

“Animals on Display: Transforming Exhibition Traditions in Natural History and Science Museums” December 12 1:00-2:30 PM 303 Paterson Hall, Carleton University. John Berger, critic and writer, famously said that “in the last two centuries, animals have gradually disappeared.” Those... More

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History Administrator’s Anniversary Scholarship Fund Expected to Exceed $7,000 #ThankYouThursday

We are delighted to announce that the History Administrator’s Anniversary Scholarship Fund has surpassed our Giving Tuesday goal of $4,000, bringing in $4,710 as of end of day on Tuesday. With additional pledges coming in by mail, as well as matching funds from the Carleton University Alumni... More

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Performing Elephants

Susan Nance: Does Elephant Experience Matter to History? Shannons Lecture, Friday December 5 at 1 PM, 303 Paterson Hall.

The history of animals is the final frontier of the historical discipline, a discipline that has traditionally been concerned with human ideas, human activity and human development. Meanwhile, animals have always been historical actors. Their interaction with one another and people has shaped the... More

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