Department of History


The Department's faculty members have expertise in American, East Asian, Canadian, European, and Latin American History, the quality of which has been recognized through an array of fellowships, grants, prizes and awards. Nine current department members have received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), some on several occasions. Click on the Faculty link to the left to learn more. If you are interested in Majoring or Minoring in History click on the links to the left or arrange to visit the Chair of the Department, Dr. Rosana Barbosa.


Why Study History?

The study of the past involves mastering complex bodies of knowledge and questioning widely held assumptions. In an electronic age, the ability to carry out research, to evaluate evidence, to think creatively and to argue effectively is more essential than ever. Graduates from the Saint Mary's History Department have moved on to successful careers as lawyers, journalists, teachers, archivists, museum administrators, public servants, web designers, business leaders and university professors. Many of our students who have chosen to remain in academia have won prizes, fellowships, and research grants of their own.

What Can You Do With a History Degree?

To contact our Graduate Program Coordinator, send an e-mail to

For information on our Undergraduate and Honours programs, send an e-mail to

History Society

The student-run History Society is looking for new members. If you are interested in learning more about its activities select the History Society link from the menu on the right.


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