Faculty Members in the Department of History and Classics research diverse aspects of history covering geographic areas of Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, India and the Pacific, as well as the History of Science and Medicine, Late Antique and Medieval History, and Roman Archaeology and History. Their research aims to answer questions of recent and ancient history by analyzing records and relics of the human past. The broad areas of study include political, social, economic, intellectual, scientific and medical history.

Current funded research projects in the Department include:

  • The Russian-Ukrainian Conflict: Historical Revisionism and Decommunization, David R. Marples
  • Settling the Canadian and American Wests, Peter Baskerville
  • Rethinking the Canadian Homestead Era: The Case from Alberta, 1871-1916, Peter Baskerville
  • Research at Roccagloriosa, Cortona, Oppido Lucano, Helena Fracchia
  • 70 Years After Hiroshima: Conceptualizing Nuclear Issues in Global Context, David R. Marples and Aya Fujiwara
  • The Last Best West: The Alberta Land Settlement Infrastructure Project, Peter Baskerville
  • Canadian Slavonic Papers, Heather Coleman
  • Object Lives and Global Histories in Northern North America: Networks, Localities, and Material Culture c. 1700s-2000s, Beverly Lemire
  • Pilgrimage on the periphery: Performance and prohibition of the Hajj in the Medieval Islamic West, Jocelyn Hendrickson
  • Object lives and global histories in northern North America: Networks, localities, and material culture, c. 1700s - 2000, Beverly Lemire
  • The James Webb Space Telescope: Documenting history as it happens, Robert Smith
  • Northern exposures: Science, indigenous peoples, and northern contaminants, Liza Piper et al
  • A re-examination of Book 16 of the Bibliotheke of Diodorus Siculus, Frances Pownall
  • A Tale of a Second 'National' History in a Single Small Community: Social Memory and the Books of Chronicles in Early S, Ehud Ben Zvi
  • Marché noir: Capitalism's black heart in France, 1939-1950, Ken Moure
  • George Sarawia: Multiple masculinities in the Melanesian Mission, Jane Samson