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Graduate Seminars Offered 2015-2016

Please check Minerva for the days, times and rooms for all courses and seminars in History.

FALL 2015 Term Seminars

HIST 560 World History: Seminar 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Catherine Desbarats
HIST 503 Topics in Modern European Hist 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Judith Szapor
European societies in the aftermath of WWI and WWII
HIST 584 Topics in Early Modern History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Matthew Milner
This course will be devoted entirely to digital historical methods for early modern history. The core objective is to see one or more short early modern texts from print to digital representation, and beyond. This will involve working with the Library to create scans of (a) text(s) in English from McGill special collections, and ensure they are documented and stored appropriately for research. Once the class creates an electronic version of the text we will then take the text out into the wide world of open linked data, pulling in a variety of resources to tag and contextualize the work. We will also examine text analysis tools, including lemmatization and orthographic normalization. Students will work in groups, but also have the chance towards the end of term to specialize on a particular area of the collaboration that best suits their interests. The course will focus on digital history methods, contextualized with digital history theory. Students do not need experience coding, or in any digital media – this course is meant to introduce them to hands-on reproduction and manipulation of historical texts using digital technologies. As such, it will be intensive and collaborative.
HIST 585 Theory for Historical Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Anastassios Anastassiadis
HIST 636 Medieval Medicine Seminar 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Faith Wallis
HIST 640 Modern Medicine Seminar 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Thomas Schlich (Students who take HIST 640 must take HIST 641 in Winter 2015.)
HIST 678 Historiography 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Nancy Partner
HIST 701 Doctoral Seminar 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- for PhD students only

WINTER 2016 Term Seminars

HIST 512 Topics in Chinese History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Griet Vankeerberghen
HIST 530 U.S. Foreign Relations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Jason Opal
HIST 561 World History:Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Catherine Desbarats
HIST 582 European Intellectual History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Nancy Partner
HIST 590 Topics: The British Empire 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Elizabeth Elbourne
This seminar will explore aspects of the history of humanitarianism and international aid from the late eighteenth to late twentieth centuries with attention to British interaction with the so-called "non-western" world.  Topics covered include slavery and abolition; the missionary movement; imperialism and humanitarianism; international feminism; human rights; development aid and related debates; the anti-apartheid movement; military intervention to humanitarian ends.  Students will develop a major paper based on primary research.
HIST 637 Medieval Medicine Seminar 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Faith Wallis
HIST 641 Modern Medicine Seminar 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Thomas Schlich
HIST 679 Historical Methods 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Shanon Fitzpatrick

FALL/WINTER 2015-2016 Full-Year Seminars

HIST 550D1 Ancient History: Seminar 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 550D2 Ancient History: Seminar 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Hans Beck
HIST 591D1 Modern Middle East History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 591D2 Modern Middle East History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Laila Parsons
HIST 612D1 German National Socialism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 612D2 German National Socialism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Peter Hoffmann
HIST 613D1 Topics:Canadian Social History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 613D2 Topics:Canadian Social History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Suzanne Morton
HIST 656D1 Tutorial 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 656D2 Tutorial 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. James Krapfl
HIST 677D1 Sem: European Jewish History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

HIST 677D2 Sem: European Jewish History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

- Prof. Gershon Hundert
 

Interdisciplinary Options

MA History—Development Studies option, MA History—Gender and Women's Studies option and, for students interested in combining the approaches of history and political science, MA History—European Studies option (students interested in European history generally should apply to the regular MA program). Students admitted to these options participate in an interdisciplinary seminar in place of 3 history seminar credits (6 in the case of the Gender and Women's Studies option) and write their research paper or thesis on a topic approved by the specific option's coordinating committee.

HIST 659 Interdisc Sem in European Stud 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  (Syllabus for 2013 POLI659 [.pdf] )
INTD 657 Development Studies Seminar 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

WMST 601 Feminist Theories and Methods 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer