**In keeping with accordance with Provincial and University guidelines we will be closed until further notice.**

(Please check here often for further updates.)

Dear colleagues,

Over the next few days we are likely to shift from having a reduced physical presence in the front office to completely closing it. However, our amazing front office staff will still be working remotely to make sure that the department keeps running. Staff members will be working normal hours, Monday-Friday 9-5, and will be answering email and available for consultation by appointment. As we figure it all out, there may be some delays in normal office function, so we appreciate your patience during this transition.

For your convenience, here’s how you can reach us:

Alison Smith (Chair)
Allison Andres (Executive Assistant to the Chair)
Amy Ratelle (Research Grants & Communications Officer)
Christine Leonardo (Undergraduate & Administrative Assistant)
Kelly Barnes (Graduate Assistant)
Therese McGuirk (General Inquiries)
Vicki Norton (Undergraduate Administrator & Student Advisor)
Vivian Hwang (Graduate Administrator)

Also, please consider getting the Microsoft Teams app set up on a computer or a phone to simplify the process of booking and holding virtual appointments.

Best wishes,

Alison K. Smith
Professor and Chair
Department of History
University of Toronto

Welcome to the Department of History!

U of T's Department of History offers exciting opportunities to interpret the past and probe its significance through research, education and life-long learning.

Each year, our internationally renowned faculty guide more than 7,000 talented students through the fascinating realm of historical study. Undergraduate courses encompass the globe and span the ages, while the unmatched range and quality of our highly competitive graduate program attracts the most dynamic young scholars. Active in local, national and international research and public affairs, faculty, students and alumni bring perspectives that enrich dialogues on the most important issues of our time. 

One of the largest history departments in North America, we are home to a critical mass of expertise and are ranked 6th among public universities worldwide and 4th in North America.