PhD in History

GEOGRAPHIC AND THEMATIC FIELDS FOR HISTORY PHD STUDENTS

The purpose of the comprehensive examination in History is to ensure that our PhD graduates have a strong grounding in the core historiography of their own area of study, and are also comfortable and competent reading beyond their own field and applying insights from other historical eras and areas in their own work. 

Students will need to read for examination in:

One major and two minor fields (at least one geographic, one thematic)

         OR
Two major fields (at least one geographic, one thematic)

Major fields will consist of 60 books, or the equivalent in articles.

Minor fields will consist of 40 books, or the equivalent in articles.

 GEOGRAPHIC FIELDS
          Responsible Faculty
     
      Russia and Soviet Union
            Coleman, Kravchenko, Marples
     
      Eastern/Central Europe
            Coleman, Kravchenko, Marples, Patrouch
     
      Canada             Ens, Carter, Muir, Piper, Stunden Bower
     
      US             Ede, Romeo
     
      Pre-Modern Europe
            Kitchen, Patrouch
     
      Modern Europe
            Lemire, Moure, Patrouch, Sweeney
     
      Africa
            Hendrickson, McDougall
     
      South Asia before 1200 CE
            Dagmar Wujastyk, Dominik Wujastyk
     
      East Asia before 1500 CE
            (Dunch)      
      East Asia after 1500 CE
            Dunch      
      Pre-Modern Middle East and North Africa
            Hendrickson      
      Modern Middle East and North Africa
            Gahan, Hendrickson, McDougall
     
      Pacific World (minor only)
            Samson
     
      Modern Latin America and Caribbean (minor only)
            Heilman
     

 

THEMATIC FIELDS

 

 

Responsible Faculty

      Race, Ethnicity, and Identity
      Carter, Coleman, Gahan, Heilman, Marples, McDougall, Samson
      Environmental History
      Ens, Patrouch, Piper, Stunden Bower
      History of Religion
      Dunch, Gahan, Hendrickson, Kitchen, Patrouch, Samson
      Science and Technology
      Cormack, Ede, Smith, Stunden Bower, Dagmar Wujastyk, Dominik Wujastyk
      War and Society
      Ede, Marples, Moure, Samson, Smith
      Empire and Colonialism
      Dunch, Marples, McDougall, Patrouch, Piper, Samson
      Gender and Sexuality
      Carter, Gahan, Lemire, McDougall, Romeo, Samson
      Legal History
      Hendrickson, Muir, Romeo
      Indigenous History
      Carter, Heilman, Samson
      Urban History
      Gahan, Moure, Patrouch, Stunden Bower
      Material Culture
      Ede, Lemire, Samson
      Digital Humanities
      Gouglas
      Public History
      Patrouch, Samson
      Cultural and Intellectual History
      Kitchen, Samson, Sweeney, Dominik Wujastyk
      Social History, Labor History, & Everyday Life
      Gahan, McDougall, Moure, Patrouch
      History of Medicine and Health
      Piper, Dagmar Wujastyk, Dominik Wujastyk