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Students on Campus

The Department of History is the home of a vibrant student community.

Joseph S. Stauffer Library

Joseph S. Stauffer Library

Stauffer is the main library for History students.

Watson Hall

Watson Hall

The home of the Department of History.

Message from the Undergraduate Chair

An image of Ana Siljak wearing grey with a shawl smilingDrawing from the expertise of nationally and internationally renowned scholars, our courses span from the premodern past to the present times, geographically they circle the globe, and thematically we build on a number of disciplinary vantages, including cultural, economic, environmental, gender, global, Indigenous, intellectual, labour, legal, and religious history. Apart from the core curriculum, our students have the opportunity to undertake independent research projects and participate in community-based and experiential learning prospects in a variety of settings. Trained in historical thinking with an emphasis on analysis, critical thinking, research, communication, and writing skills, our students are prepared for a diverse range of careers, including law, education, public policy, business, museum and archives, publishing, research, and media. The Undergraduate Program in History at Queen’s offers a unique learning experience that leaves our graduates with a deep insight into the roots of the contemporary world.

The History curriculum offers large lecture courses that bring our students together with students in other departments and programs and together they explore the broader implications of historical inquiry. Our Major and Joint Honours students cherish the learning environment of small seminar classes where we collectively debate and discuss the finer points of historical scholarship. Our mid-sized department offers a supportive and welcoming atmosphere where the students have the chance to get to know the professors and participate in numerous departmental events and opportunities. The Departmental Student Council acts as a liaison between the students and departmental administration, and offers further avenues for intellectual, academic, and extracurricular growth, while the Peer Advising Team in History (PATH) provide support on the History degree pathways, curriculum matters, and other learning opportunities.

Ana Siljak, Ph.D.
Chair of Undergraduate Studies
Department of History

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.