Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Graduate History Student Association

The Graduate History Students Association exists to foster collegiality among history graduate students. We organize social and professional development events, and represent the interests of history graduate students at a number of committees and groups.

Selected Professional Development Events

  • The McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History (first held in 2004, this event rotates annually between Queen’s and McGill)
  • Clio’s Craft (first held in 2011, a methodology and research round table, usually held in Winter term)
  • TF/TA Talks (sharing strategies for teaching and learning)
  • Works-in-Progress Presentations (conference style presentations for students to showcase their MA or PhD research)
  • Writing groups
  • Workshops and presentations on topics such as equity, positive space, preparing for your defence, finding a post-doctoral position, etc.

Selected Social Activities

  • Orientation BBQ (September)
  • Holiday Party (November)
  • Coffee Socials
  • Pub Nights
  • Book and Bake Sales (usually held in September and March, and our major fundraisers to support other activities)
  • Group trips to sporting and cultural events. As interests and demands change and shift, new events are always added to the roster!

Selected Committees and Groups

GHSA members are also selected to represent history graduate students to a number of external committees and groups, including:

  • History Departmental Meetings
  • Departmental Graduate Committee
  • Departmental Undergraduate Committee
  • Departmental Appointments Committee
  • Nugent Fund Allocation Committee
  • PSAC 901
  • The Society of Professional and Graduate Students
  • The Canadian Historical Association

The GHSA meets each month during the academic year. All history graduate students are welcome to attend GHSA meetings and activities. Some positions are elected in the spring, while others are chosen in September, so there is always room for new students to get on board!

Contact the GHSA