Courses Offered


History of Children and Youth, HIST 3113, Fall 2019

Syllabus: HIST 3115A Marshall F2019


History of Humanitarian Aid, HIST 3111, Fall 2019

Syllabus: HIST 3111A Marshall F2019

History of human Rights in Canada, Winter 2020

Historian’s Craft,HIST 2809, Fall 2020



Problems in Global & Transnational Histories, HIST 3813A, Fall 2018.

This course will help you discover the central concepts of Global, Transnational and World histories. It will show the exciting developments of the last 20 to 30 years that have dramatically overturned many of historians’ traditional ways of conceiving of the past and present.

The class meets two times 80 minutes a week. The precise format will vary between seminar discussions, workshops in the humanitarian collections of Carleton Archives and Research Collections, virtual seminars on the transnational history of the environment with fellow history students of the course of Soenke Kunkel at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies of the Free University of Berlin, experiments with digital methods conducive to transnational reflections, interviews with guest speakers and visits to close by events and exhibitions.

Syllabus: HIST 3813A DMarshall F2018



Institutional Histories and Disability, HIST 5904S, Reading course offered with Shawn Graham, Summer 2017.




Problems in Global & Transnational Histories, HIST 3813A, Fall 2017.






The Historian’s Craft: The First World War, Histories and Memories, HIST2809B, winter 2017


How do historians know what they know? What is it that historians do? And how do they do what they do? This course is an introduction to the way that historians work. We will look at everything from hand-written documents, to photographs, to material culture: this is a practical, hands-on course that will encourage students to explore and experience the actual materials and methods of analysis used by historians. Those taking this course will leave with a good understanding of the ways in which historians explore history through a wide variety of sources, the methods that historians have used to examine them, and the various ways in which history is presented to specialists and to the wider public.



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The Historian’s Craft: The First World War, Histories and Memories, HIST2809A, Fall 2015, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:30 – Departmental course offered in collaboration.  For the syllabus click HERE


The First World War: Histories and Memories, HIST2910B, Fall 2014, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 to 1:00 – Departmental course offered in collaboration. For the syllabus click HERE


Reading graduate course on the history of humanitarianism, 0.5 credit, Winter 2015.



History of International Humanitarian Assistance, HIST 3111

See the virtual exhibition of students’ projects online

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Previous Courses

HIST 1300: Introduction to Canadian History

FYSM 1405A: Canadian History and its Sources

HIST 3301: Quebec Since the 1860s

HIST 4302: Canada: Ideas and Culture

HIST 4304A/5311: Canada’s Transnational Pasts

HIST 5003: Historical Theory and Methods

PECO 6000: Political Economy Doctoral Seminar

History of Welfare and Poverty in Canada

Canadian Families: Images and Realities

Canadian State Formation