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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Underhill Colloquium

Underhill 2015 Call for Papers: “Pasts Echoing Presents: Historians as Performative Collaborators”

For the past twenty years graduate students in the Department of History at Carleton University have organized an annual colloquium in which master’s and doctoral students from all disciplines are invited to present papers on any history-related topic. The primary objective of the... More

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Screening “Trick or Treaty? The Fight for Justice,” Friday, January 30

What: “Trick or Treaty? The Fight for Justice,” A film by Alanis Obomsawin, free public screening followed by a Q&A with Alanis Obomsawin and John S. Long, author of “Treaty No. 9” When: Friday, 30 January, 7:00 p.m. Where: River Building Theatre 2200, Paid parking available in the... More

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“Simply the Best” – Marking the Start of Black History Month

On Tuesday, February 3rd, the History Undergraduate Society (HUGS) and the History department will be marking the start of Black History Month with a screening of the documentary, “Simply the Best,” produced by the Workers History Museum. Cal Best was a union leader who cofounded the... More

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History, Smartphones, and Giving Back to Your Hometown: Sara Nixon Discusses Grimsby Timescapes on CBC

How can historians give back to their communities? Public History MA student Sara Nixon was on CBC Ottawa Morning on Monday January 19 to talk about just that. It’s a topic she has explored in detail through the development of her smartphone application, Grimsby Timescapes. Through her blog,... More

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Dr. David Dean

Professor David Dean’s History, Memory, Performance Now Available

When David Dean was invited by Peter Hinton (then artistic director of the National Art Centre’s English Theatre) to participate in a 2006 workshop of theatre professionals discussing the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, he had little idea that it would lead to several years of... More

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Tim Cook Adjunct Research Professor, Department of History, Carleton University

Congratulations to Tim Cook, adjunct research professor with the Department of History, on his appointment to the Order of Canada

Professor Cook is the award winning author of a series of books on Canadians in the First and Second World Wars.  For his profile see For an interview with Professor Cook, see:... More

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

News Post

Congratulations to faculty members Mark Salber Phillips and Jennifer Evans, recipients of Research Achievement Awards from Carleton University for 2015.

The Carleton University Research Achievement Award was established in 1989 to enhance the quality of research and to recognize research excellence. The recipients’ terms run from May to April.  For previous recipients please go... More

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