Course Information

Time:Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30-2:30
Place:MacDonald Harrington Building G-10 (for lectures), (various locations for conferences)
Instructors:Dr Matthew Milner
Contact:matthew.milner (at)
Office Hours:688 Sherbrooke West, rm. 455: Tues 3-430pm; or by appointment.
Teaching Assistants:
  • Jordan Burrows: TBD
  • Christopher Lawson: Tues 12:30-1:30, Lea 112-D
  • Peter Hynd: Weds 12:30-1:30, LEA 112-B
  • Stephan Pigeon: Weds 3:30-4:30, LEA 112-C
History Student Association advisors can also be seen in Leacock 629

Course Description

This course offers a survey of European history from Late Antiquity to the seventeenth century. More recent European history is covered by HIST-215: Modern European History (offered in Winter term). Students wishing to cover the Ancient Greek and Roman worlds should consider taking HIST-205: Ancient Mediterranean History.

The course has three aims:

  • to familiarize students with the broad contours and significant themes in European history.
  • to foster critical reflection on the development of European identities, institutions, and cultures.
  • to develop the research and writing skills required for more advanced historical study.