Our faculty supervise graduate students in a wide array of temporal, geographic and thematic fields, building on their strength in Canadian, European and Global History. Besides offering excellent training in Canadian social, intellectual and cultural history, and the history of the British Empire, Queen’s is now home to research clusters in intellectual history, legal history, the history of gender and sexuality. Faculty members focused on distinct regions in Europe, Latin America, Africa, or Asia bring their distinct strengths to these thematic fields. A thriving departmental seminar series, the Arthur Lower Canadian History Workshop Series, and events organized by research networks such as the Global History Initiative housed within History, as well as interdisciplinary networks such as Muslim Societies in Global Perspectives and the Russian and East European Studies Network create opportunities for scholarly conversation and collaboration.
Graduate Research News
Sean Marrs, a PhD candidate in the History Department, has won first place in the Matariki 3MT competition for his three minute talk, "City of Spies." His talk discusses the police surveillance of German spy Mme de Rebien and its connection to the foundation of a surveillance state in eighteenth-
On 10 July 2019 the Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada and Associate Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, MP, visited Queen’s Kingston to announce a grant of $25 million over ten years to the Canadian Institute of Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR).
Matthew Barrett, a PhD candidate, has been awarded the Histoire sociale / Social History best article prize for 2018 (https://twitter.com/Sociale_History/status/1136736740666880001).