The Department of History offers a rich environment and unparalleled resources for doctoral students. The National Capital Region provides ready access to numerous national museums, federal departments, cultural institutions, and Library and Archives Canada.
Our faculty embodies a diverse range of geographical, thematic, and theoretical interests. In the field of Canadian history, our specialities include social, cultural, and intellectual history as well as international affairs and political history. Outside Canada, our strengths include Early Modern history, Modern Europe, the Atlantic world (especially Africa/the Caribbean/Latin America), and U.S. History. The Department’s research interests include broad, transnational thematic areas, such as gender history, family history, religious history, migration studies, and the history of the book. Our faculty are also on the forefront of emerging areas, including environmental history, state formation, history of food and drink, the body and sexuality, and public memory.
The strengths of the doctoral programme are in Canadian history; the history of Women, Gender, and Sexuality; European history; and the history of Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Ph.D. candidates may be accepted in other areas depending on the availability of appropriate supervision.