Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

  • Photo of a person standing in front of an ancient Roman ruin.

    Dr. Anthony D’Elia at the Roman Amphitheatre in Syracuse, Sicily, gathering material for his current SSHRC funded book project, Sport and the Spectacle of Violence in Antiquity and the Italian Renaissance and for his lecture class HIST 215.

  • Group of people pose for photo inside a library.

    Professor Steven Maynard and the students in HIST 312: Canadian Social History at the launch of “The Taste of the Library,” an exhibit of historical Canadian cookbooks researched and curated by the students.

  • Student sitting in the aisle of a church.

    Dissertating in situ: Inside the Patriarchal Church of Constantinople. PhD Candidate Kerim Kartal at work on his dissertation (photograph awarded the "Queen's Administrators & Faculty Choice" in the School of Graduate Studies 175 Research Moments 2016 Photo Contest).

  • Collage of eight book covers.

    Recently Published Books in the Department of History.

Welcome to the Department of History

The History Department at Queen’s is home to a community of world-recognized scholars whose research and curiosity span the globe. Our faculty are equally dedicated to the classroom and have received multiple awards for teaching and mentoring. A uniquely-structured undergraduate program puts majors into challenging seminar classes from second year on, while offering all students, whatever their major, an exciting variety of general-interest courses exploring most regions of the world and ranging in time from the middle ages to yesterday. The M.A. and Ph.D. program, large for a university of our size, has traditionally been a top training ground for historians of Canada and the British empire, and today also boasts dynamic research clusters in global, intellectual, gender, medieval, and postcolonial history.


Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory