Department of History

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Department of History

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1908 -


History has been one of the central disciplines in the Faculty of Arts since the University opened its doors in 1908. Dr. Tory, President of the University (and a physicist) took responsibility for its lectures until 1922. The University's first graduate degree was an MA in History granted in 1911 (PACCR, 1985). A diverse range of courses, covering the history of much of the world through many different periods, countries, and approaches to the human past, is offered by the Department. Heads: 1908-1922 Henry Marshall Tory; 1922-1930 Alfred Leroy Burt; 1930-1946 George Malcolm Smith; 1946-1952 Morden Heaton Long; 1952-1958 Ross William Collins; 1958-1964 Lewis Gwynne Thomas. Chairs: 1964-1965 Donald M. Wiedner; 1965-1968 Lewis Herbert Thomas; 1968-1973 Brian Llewellyn Evans; 1973-1975 Cedric James Lowe; 1975-1977 William John Jones; 1977-1980 Robert R. Hett; 1980-1983 Roderick C. Macleod; 1983-1986 Ulrich Trumpener; 1986- David J. Hall.


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