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We're thrilled you’re here! Members of the Queen's University History Department Student Council have worked hard to create an inclusive and diverse DSC, and therefore we have decided to open up our blog to student submissions. We hope that The Watson becomes a space in which History students can celebrate their interests with passion and enthusiasm, where we can connect with each other in a new way. 

Student submissions can be emailed to

Further details are found under Submit.

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Debunking Valentines Day Myths

By Sara Simon Every year on February the 14th, couples across Canada and other Western countries celebrate Valentine's Day, also known as...

Convivencia: beyond Al-Andalus

By: Isa Rashid Convivencia is a term used to refer to the religious coexistence between Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic rule...

Colonial Maps: Lies and Forgery

By: Alexander Hubert In the late 16th century, a Flemish man named Theodor De Bry took on the challenge of documenting Englishman Walter...

Remembrance Through Art

By Sara Simon November 11th, 1918, marks the end of the First World War, often called the Great War. Beginning as the celebration of...

A Brief History of Halloween

By: Alexander Hubert Once a year, witches, superheroes, and a bevy of other fictional characters roam the streets after dark, asking...

The Interdisciplinary Value of History

By Sara Simon In his work, The Life of Reason; The Phases of Human Progress, philosopher George Santayana stated, “Those who cannot...

Indigenous Figures within History

By: Melanie Escobar-Echeverria Saturday, September 30th, marks the third annual Truth and Reconciliation Day, and it begs the question of...

Historians as Judges: the Nuremberg Trials

By: Melanie Escobar This week’s blog post focuses on the Nuremberg Trials and historians’ roles in determining the outcomes of these...

Lying About History

By: Ethan Chan In Plato’s Republic, he said that in the ideal society it would be necessary for leaders to use deception or useful...

Historians and Propaganda

By: Isra Henson As discussed in the previous blog post, historians must be careful when studying and writing about historical events. All...

On the Great Man Theory of History

What is the Great Man Theory of History? How has it been articulated? What are the assumptions inherent to it?

Australia’s History Wars

By: Ethan Chan In our current political climate, I always hear the words ‘woke’ and ‘political correctness’ being thrown about. These...

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