Welcome to Lakehead History

The mission of our department is to teach students about the past and ways of learning about the past. According to Cicero, “history is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life...” Our programs are designed to afford an opportunity to become involved in the process of creating a shared understanding of past events and to pursue areas of history relevant to your own concerns. With relatively small class sizes, you will be able to pursue your studies in  close collaboration with your professors and your peer group.

The expertise of our faculty is diverse.

We strive to acquaint you with various approaches to the study of History and provide you with the skills to analyze any issue within its historical context. Geographically our courses encompass North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia, and the Circumpolar World. Fields of history our courses cover include, but are not limited to:

  • applied and public history
  • archival studies
  • cultural history
  • digital history
  • diplomatic history
  • economic history
  • environmental history
  • heritage planning and studies
  • history of space and place
  • human rights and social justice
  • Indigenous history
  • international development
  • gender history
  • labour history
  • medical history
  • military history
  • museum studies
  • political history
  • social history

We prepare you for a range of careers.

The American National Association of Colleges and Employers cites that employers throughout the world look for the skills a History degree provides (click here to learn more). Knowledge of the past is essential for understanding the present and anticipating the future, graduates of our programs are found wherever their analytical, writing, organizational, and research skills are needed. Specific types of jobs our degrees prepare you for include, but are not limited to:

  • archival and library work
  • business administration and management
  • government service (at all levels)
  • historical research
  • law
  • medicine
  • military
  • museums and heritage organizations
  • non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • politics
  • publishing and journalism
  • teaching (at all levels)
  • university professor

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EVENTS

Jan
24
Spotlight on Academics Film Festival 
Repeats every week every Monday and every Friday until Fri Jan 28 2022.
12:00 PM,  12:00 PM,  12:00 PM
Online at https://spotlightonacademics.ca
Jan
25
Free Event - Dr. Brian McLaren – Travelling West and East from Lake Superior to Lake of the Woods 7:30 PM
Thunder Bay Historical Museum ONLINE
Jan
28
Spotlight on Academics Film Festival 12:00 PM,  12:00 PM,  12:00 PM
Online at https://spotlightonacademics.ca

NEWS

Jan
6
Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Announces Biennial Publications Awards January 2022

The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society is pleased to announce the winners of our biennial publications awards. The awards were officially... full story

Jan
6
Dr. C. Nathon Hatton Recent Publishing of Book Chapter

The Department of History congratulates Dr. C. Nathan Hatton in his recent chapter published and his continued contributions of research and writing.

Jan
5
"Rosies of the North" History Website Project

The Department of History is pleased to announce that Kelly Saxberg, Nathan Hatton, and Ron Harpelle have been awarded a grant of $20,000 from the... full story

Dec
10
History Department in the List of Awards Presentation by the Thunder Bay Museum

The Department of History is pleased to announce the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Publications Awards Presentations Nominees for 2020-2021; the... full story