Our innovative PhD History program combines traditional academic strengths in historical theory, historiography and primary research. Award-winning faculty with national and international reputations ensure excellence in training and supervision of students. Our faculty supervises dissertations in the specialized fields listed below. The PhD program collaborates with the Institute of Political Economy in offering interested students a collaborative PhD with a Specialization in Political Economy.

There is also a Concentration in Public History available.

Capital Advantage

Doctoral students benefit from the location of the university in the national capital region given departmental connections with government departments, embassies, NGOs, national museums, and Library and Archives Canada. These ultimately open doors to career opportunities.

Fields of Specialization

  • Canadian History
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • European History
  • History of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean

Research Highlights

  • Place, space, and memory; social media
  • Critical race and diaspora studies
  • History of food and drink
  • The body and sexuality
  • War, state violence, and social movements

Program Information

Length: 5 years

Entry Terms:

Fall Application Deadline: January 15

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Contact: Graduate Supervisor –  Andrew Johnston

Pathway Options: Thesis

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