The Department consistently ranks among the best in the world. It enjoys an international reputation for scholarship, while retaining a commitment to excellence and innovation in teaching. Our graduate program is one of the most prestigious in Canada. At the undergraduate level our curriculum covers a wide range of geographical (Africa, Asia, Canada, Britain, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.) and thematic areas (Cultural, Gender, Social, Political, Environmental and Sexuality), and chronological periods, from the Ancient world to the recent past. The History Department has a strong record of research accomplishment, as measured in its members' publications and in internal and external grant competitions.
Recipient of the Leo Gershoy Award in the fields of 17th- and 18th-century western European history by the American Historical Association
Congratulations to Alan Corbiere, Recipient of the Barbara Godard Prize for Best York University Dissertation in Canadian Studies
Congratulations to Molly Ladd-Taylor and William Wicken, Newly-elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada