On behalf of our faculty and staff, welcome to the Department of History.
We offer a broad range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels to challenge your perception of the past and the present. Whether you are interested in the medieval or the modern world, national or global history, our diverse and flexible programs will suite you. Our courses are designed to foster key skill sets: how to ask probing questions and seek thoughtful answers, how to read critically, write effectively and speak persuasively. [ More]
McMaster History in the News
The Department of History welcomes Dr. Ellen Amster, an historian of Middle East medicine who has been jointly appointed as the Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine. [Daily News]
History's own Ken Cruikshank has been appointed Dean of Humanities. [Daily News]