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The History Department Seminar Series begins this month

The Department's first annual seminar series begins with Dr. David Smith from Wilfrid Laurier University, on "Crime and Payment: One Law for the Rich and One for the Poor?" Thursday, September 30th in Watson 212. 

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HIST 242-002: Canada in Soundbites 1867-1967

Explore the exciting undergraduate course offerings in the upcoming winter term



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: John Nauright

I studied history at Queen's as Professor Alan Jeeves had created the leading PhD program in Canada and one of the leading ones in the world focused on southern African history.

Department of History, Queen's University

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