Welcome to History

History at the University of Waterloo offers recognized excellence in research and in teaching. Diverse learning experiences emphasize innovative thematic approaches, as captured in our undergraduate specializations.

Through their courses, as well as Co-operative education, international experiences, and experiential learning opportunities, our graduates possess a unique set of technical, creative, critical, and analytical skills of value to diverse career pathways.

Our graduate program is part of the Tri-University partnership, one of the largest History graduate programs in Canada. We offer both Masters and Doctoral programs with numerous research opportunities.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our dynamic department! 

  1. Dec. 6, 2018HIST 311: International Relations 1890 - 1951

    HIST 311 International Relations (1890 - 1951)

    Winter 2019

    Thursdays 2:30 - 5:20

    DWE 1515

    HIST 311 course syllabus (pdf)

    The course surveys the evolution of international relations from the European fin-de-siècle, 1890s, through WWI and WWII, to the dawn of the Cold War and the 1956 Suez Crisis.

  2. Sep. 6, 2018Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor (Modern World, Global, or Transnational)

    The Department of History in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of Modern World, Global, or Transnational History. The successful candidate will provide undergraduate and graduate courses in their own area, as well as in Modern European History. The position will commence July 1, 2019.

  3. Jan. 12, 2018Professor Lynne Taylor celebrates the release of her recent publicationLTaylor

    In the Children's Best Interests: Unaccompanied Children in American-Occupied Germany, 1945-1952 is the title of Professor Lynne Taylor's recently published monograph. Here is an excerpt from the publisher: 

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  1. Mar. 18, 2019Lecture: ‘The Full Cost of Full Cost Fees’: ‘Race’, humanitarian aid, and international student fees in Britain c. 1967-1980Flyer for

    In 1967, for the first time, international students in Britain were charged more for their tuition fees than ‘home’ students.

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