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Here you will find the latest news about our exciting departmental events, and information about the cutting-edge research and teaching of our faculty, the projects of our administrative staff, the achievements of our students, and the activities of our alumni and friends. You will also discover why the disciplines that make up Historical Studies are crucial for understanding the world in which we live. In our globalized world, critical thinking, reading and writing skills, analysis of texts and events, and understanding of our globe’s diversity and pluralism are crucial for success.

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19/10/2016 - 11:44

To start the season off, Anthony Scott will reinterpret the role of the dinosaur fossils in our society as pinnacles of colonial plunder, scientific specimens used to justify geological genocide against the land and its inhabitants. 

17/10/2016 - 14:55

As part of its Seminar Series on the History of Canadian Confederation, the Department of Historical Studies is proud to announce "Quebec and the Making of Canada." This roundtable discussion will feature three preeminent social and cult

08/06/2016 - 13:12

U of T's Centre for South Asian Civilizations (CSAC) has arranged an exclusive viewing for U of T's students, faculty and staff at the theatrical premiere of this heart wrenching feature film.

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