People's History Lab
Diverse faces - People's History Lab


Learn more about the Munk School's People's History Lab 

About the People's History Lab

The People’s History Lab is a hub for researchers in history whose work investigates populations that were previously left out of or misrepresented in mainstream historical narratives.  The lab studies historical populations for the purpose of better understanding our shared history as well as present populations. 

The lab aims to serve the people by running a seminar series for researchers; serving as a hub for students interested in economic history; and most importantly, engaging with members of the general public either through media and community outreach so that our work has impact beyond the academy.

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About PHL's sponsors

The People's History Lab (PHL) is housed at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy.

Funding for programs at the PHL comes from the University of Toronto's Department of Economics, Department of History, Department of Sociology, Rotman School of Management, Centre for the Study of the United States and the Canadian Network of Economic Historians. 

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