Historical Biography (HIST*4030) | College of Arts

Historical Biography (HIST*4030)

Code and section: HIST*4030*01

Term: Winter 2016

Instructor: Karen Racine


This advanced research seminar asks students to consider the role of the individual in history by reading theoretical works and examples drawn from the major schools of thought on this issue. Students will undertake to write a biography that will utilize primary sources and will include a detailed historiographical discussion of the works available on their chosen subject.


The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.