Welcome to the Department of Historical Studies

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The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga is transdisciplinary in its approach to learning and research. Established by the merging of Classics, Religion and History in January 2005, this department provides students with a globally-framed historical education that encompasses programs in Classical Civilization, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, History, History and Political Science, History of Religions and the Study of Women and Gender. Students completing these programs will attain a deep and critical historical comprehension of the interplay of classical civilization, world religions and historical societies. We encourage our undergraduates to challenge themselves by investigating a variety of chronological and topographical areas of study. Given the broad range of courses available, the department offers something for everyone. Whether you are interested in the political structure of Classical Greek government or exploring Islamic aesthetic traditions, there are courses available to broaden your knowledge base. Our department provides a diverse and global curriculum, with faculty offering a range of specialized expertise on a wide variety of subjects. The department encourages students to choose new and exciting academic experiences from the approximately 165 historical studies courses offered. We concentrate on providing students with critical thinking and communication skills required to excel in a number of professions. The transferable skills gained through the historical studies program will benefit students who chose to enter the workforce after completing their degree at the University of Toronto. The Department of Historical Studies is dedicated to the success of both junior and senior undergraduates, as well as creating opportunities for students interested in pursuing graduate studies at the University of Toronto. We hope that you will become part of our growing historical studies family!


Historical Studies at the 2018 Celebration of Books

26 Apr 2018 - 9:39am
Professors Chrubasik and Revermann at the 2018 Celebration of Books at UTM

The Department of Historical Studies was proud to have the work of multiple faculty members represented at this year’s Celebration of Books, which took place Tuesday (April 24). Thank you to the organizers and hosts of the event: the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research and the University of Toronto Mississauga Library. Finally, congratulations to all the participants in the event but especially to our department Faculty author/editors:

Boris Chrubasik with Daniel King for: Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400BCE – 250 CE

Celebration of Books 2018

20 Apr 2018 - 11:03am

Celebration of Books 2018 - April 24th, 2-4pm in the UTM Room (former Faculty Club - DV 3140)

Queering Family Photography

20 Apr 2018 - 9:31am

Co-curated by Professor Elspeth Brown and Thy Phu, Queering Family Photography, is an upcoming exhibition opening as part of the Contact Photography Festival.

Digital Classics: encoding Latin and Greek texts

19 Apr 2018 - 2:03pm
Digital Classics - one-day workshop at UTM

John Fabiano, Department of Historical Studies alum, currently doing his PhD with UofT Classics, recently led a one-day workshop at UTM on April 18th called "Digital Classics: encoding Latin and Greek texts" for students and faculty from the Department of Historical Studies and the Tri-campus Graduate Department of Classics. One of UTM's Active Learning Classrooms served as the perfect environment for this discussion. The event was jointly funded by the Vice-Dean Graduate UTM and the Department of Historical Studies.

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