A third of the department’s regular faculty teach and research in Canadian history.
Social and economic history remains a strength of our graduate program, but recent appointments with keen interests in the environment, public broadcasting and the history of the book have significantly diversified our ability to supervise graduate research at both the Masters and Doctoral levels.
Faculty members currently play leadership roles in three major initiatives in Canadian history:
- the Canadian Century Research Infrastructure
- Montréal l’avenir du passé
- History and Environment in the Atlantic Region, a regional research cluster of NiCHE (Network in Canadian History and Environment) - visit their blog here.
Our graduate program in Canadian history builds on institutional strengths.
The Queen Elizabeth II library is home to one of the finest collections in the country, with particularly rich holdings in Canadian labour history and radical publications, as well as a rapidly developing digital collection focusing on culture.
The Maritime History Archives has truly exceptional holdings, which resituate 19th and 20th century Atlantic Canada in the world. With leading scholars and significant archival holdings, Memorial is the natural place to study many diverse aspects of Atlantic Canadian history.
There is a rich tradition of interdisciplinarity at Memorial, and historians led two of the country’s pioneering eco-research projects.
With major research centres on Folklore and Language, Material Culture, Newfoundland Studies, Qualitative Field Research, Social and Economic Research, Medical History, and the Study of Music, Media and Place, Memorial offers graduate students remarkable opportunities for interdisciplinary research in Canadian history.