New courses next year

HIST 2409 (Fall) and HIST 2014 (Winter)

New course coming this fall

HIST 1900 Raiders of the Lost Archives: Historical Research in Halifax

About the Department of History


Studying the past deepens our understanding of historical experience and our awareness of the present. At Dal, you join prominent scholars and explore the rich varieties of history in small-group settings. Learn more about the Department of History.

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Our Visiting Fulbright Chair - Dr. Scott See

We are proud to announce the History Department's hosting of Dr. Scott W. See, Libra Professor of History at the University of Maine.  He is the author of The History of Canada (2001) and Riots in New Brunswick: Orange Nativism and Social Violence in the 1840s (1993). He has been awarded a Fulbright Chair at Dalhousie University for 2013-2014 to research his project on “Public Memory and the Construction of Canada’s ‘Peaceable Kingdom’ Ideal.” At the University of Maine he regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Canadian history, Historiography of the Northeastern Borderlands, Canadian-American History, and the History of Violence in North America.