Studying the past to better understand the present


The History Department at Concordia University is a dynamic centre of research and teaching that produces innovative scholarship and trains students to use knowledge about the past both within academia and beyond it.

The research of our twenty-five full time faculty members spans the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Much of our scholarship and advanced course offerings focus on the themes of cultural and political history, empire and transnationalism, gender and sexuality, genocide and human rights, and law and society. In addition, we offer expertise in environmental history, the study of war and peace, intellectual history, museums and heritage, and the history of visual culture.

Unique in Canada, our department also specializes in scholarship, courses, training, and policy development that involves the wider public’s involvement in history. We house three research centres — COHDS, MIGS, & CEREV that treat oral and digital history, genocide and human rights, and the public presentation of history and culture. We also offer an undergraduate honours program in public history.

Our faculty are dedicated to excellence in the classroom and to mentoring a diverse and accomplished group of undergraduate and graduate students. Our emphasis on digital technologies, new methodologies, and broad audiences makes Concordia an ideal place to examine the past while engaging with the present.


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