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Dr. Jeffrey Collins' book awarded the American Historical Association's Morris D. Forkosch Prize

 In the Shadow of Leviathan: John Locke and the Politics of Conscience

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HIST 242-002: Canada in Soundbites 1867-1967

Explore the exciting undergraduate course offerings in the upcoming winter term


Graduate Prospective Students

Come to Queen’s for a graduate degree in History

MA and PhD students enjoy interaction with award-winning faculty and join a warm and welcoming community of students.

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History Offers Experiential Learning Opportunities

Winter term internship placements are now posted! Applications are due January 2nd, 2022. 


A History degree at Queen’s offers an outstanding education and the opportunity to study with renowned historians. We thrive on the curiosity of our students, which is fostered in our diverse array of courses, our signature small classes, and a growing suite of experiential learning and independent research opportunities. History students graduate with deep insights into the roots of the contemporary world and with the skills required to succeed in a wide range of careers.


Queen’s Department of History offers two graduate degree programs: a Master of Arts (MA) with options to write a research essay or a thesis, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Working closely with professors in small seminars, our graduate students join a thriving and intimate academic community and carry out research in a diverse array of well established and emerging fields of inquiry.

Alumni Story: Robin Ramcharan

Dr. Robin Ramcharan is currently the co-founder and Executive Director of the Asia Centre and a professor of International Relations in Bangkok. He graduated with a B.A. Honours from Queen’s History in 1989. Since then he has gone on to live, study, and teach around the world. He holds a PhD and M.A. in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He also holds an MA from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an LLM and LLB from the University of London.

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




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