Department of History

Department of History

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Welcome

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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A Message From HuGS

Over the past year (2014/2015) the undergraduate community of Carleton’s History Department have enjoyed an active year and successful year. Highlights organized by the Carleton History Undergraduate Society (HUgS) include: the annual History Department Book Sale, social pub nights, and a trip to... More

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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A Message From the History Graduate Students’ Association

The History Graduate Students’ Association is the centre of the graduate student community here in the Department of History. We are committed to enriching the graduate student experience, holding social and academic events throughout the year. This past 2014/2015 year was particularly exciting.... More

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Allison Smith Presents “Mary Ann Shadd Revisited: Echoes From an Old House”

Allison Smith, who recently graduated with her Master’s in Public History, submitted a Master’s research project that comprised a 30-minute historical documentary film and a short reflexive essay.  Her film is about a collection of letters to and from African American abolitionist Mary Ann... More

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 in History Feed for all posts filed under History, News Feed for all posts filed under News

News Post

Ann Walton Recaps This Winter’s Most Highly Attended Talk

In case you missed last April’s talk by Ken Dewar on Frank Underhill and the Politics of Ideas, you’re in luck. Earlier this month, Carleton M.A. candidate Ann Walton wrote a thorough summary of the talk on ActiveHistory.ca. The article outlines the central ideas in Dewar’s talk... More

Friday, June 26th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Finding Big Meaning in Small Histories

Since April 2014, Sara Spike’s Small History NS Twitter feed and Tumblr blog have reached hundreds of followers with daily news from rural and small-town Nova Scotia, c.1880-1910. Drawn from her dissertation research, these tweets chart seasonal rhythms of labour, leisure, land, and sea with... More

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 in History Feed for all posts filed under History, News Feed for all posts filed under News, Twitter Feed for all posts filed under Twitter

Victoria-Hawkins

History Graduate Featured in Carleton Now

Recent history graduate Victoria Hawkins is featured in the June 2015 edition of Carleton Now where she relates how she discovered both a passion for the past and a vocation. Hawkins initially had little interest in history. The past was – to borrow David Lowenthal’s phrase –... More

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 in History Feed for all posts filed under History, News Feed for all posts filed under News

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