The PhD in History allows you to gain expertise in a broad range of topics, including law and society, media and popular culture, and transnationalism and empire. Doctoral students join a vibrant research community and are invited to become involved in one of the many centres affiliated with the Department of History such as the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Curating and Public Scholarship Lab. The program encourages creativity and innovation, allowing students to respond to critical social issues in new and interesting ways. The storytelling techniques used by our students include the use of telecommunications, multimedia, oral histories and mobile exhibitions.
MA degree in History, with high standing, from a recognized university.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
We pride ourselves in offering minor and major fields that are tailor-made to our students’ research interests. These fields can be geographical, chronological, thematic, or methodological fields. Examples of fields recently supervised include:
Twentieth-Century US History
History of Migration
Japanese Popular Culture
History and Memory
Our doctoral seminar HIST 889 allows for scholarly, pedagogical, and professional conversations. The format of this course is fluid as it is designed to respond to the concerns of each doctoral cohort. Topics of discussion include study and writing strategies for comprehensive exams, grant-proposal writing workshops, research methods and resources, teaching strategies for the undergraduate classroom, and discussions of historical theories and methods. The seminar meets bi-weekly during the fall and winter terms.
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