Welcome to the Department of Historical Studies


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!


Anna Cwikla featured in The Medium!

2 Dec 2019 - 12:56pm

Congratulations again to Anna! The Medium featured her recently - read more here!

2019 UTM Annual Research Prize Winner - Dr. Julie MacArthur!

21 Oct 2019 - 11:33am

Congratulations to Dr. Julie MacArthur for being awarded the 2019 UTM Annual Research Prize in the Humanities for her contributions in the areas of cartography and geographic imaginations, borders and local practices of space, memory and representation in modern Africa! Dr.

UTM Excellence Award Winners in the Department of Historical Studies

18 Oct 2019 - 9:10am

The UTM Excellence Award winners have been announced and we're proud to say that two of the members of our Historical Studies department have won awards!

Congratulations to Sharon Marjadsingh, our Academic Counsellor, for being awarded the Karen Thiffault Staff Service Excellence Award! This award recognizes service to campus life in ways that go far beyond job parameters.

Upcoming Event - Golden Mind

3 Sep 2019 - 12:18pm
Golden Mind Poster

In 2016, UTM Alumna Faduma Mohamed, produced her one-woman play OUGHTISM in d’bi young’s Watah Theatre. For one year thereafter, she carried a box from her play every single day to challenge the stigma around autism. Through this #OughtTheBox campaign, she has raised over $9,000 for racialized families/people on the spectrum. Donations benefited families in Toronto, Edmonton, and London, England and she was awarded the Yinnergy Good Samaritan Award for her work around autism awareness and autism fundraising.

Connect With Us

Email Icon.Twitter Icon.Facebook Icon.Instagram icon