Department of History

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past” - William Faulkner

Welcome to the Department of History

“We acknowledge that we live and work in the traditional territory of the Siksikaitsitapii (Blackfoot people). We also acknowledge the role the discipline of History has played in the dispossession and genocide of Indigenous peoples, here and around the world.”

Welcome to the Department of History at the University of Lethbridge! Our department includes an incredible group of professors, all with national and international reputations for their scholarship. Our geographical strengths are in western European and North American History, but we also offer courses in World History and Asian History, and our temporal expertise stretches from the Ancient World to the twentieth century. Learn more about the Department of History.

Sheila McManus - History

A special message about Fall 2020 from Dr. Sheila McManus, Department of History.

Department Highlights

Department of History Colloquium Series

The Department of History invites you to join us on April 8th for our next colloquium series presentation.  

Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location:  via Zoom
Register in advance for this meeting: 

The following Honors/Masters students will be presenting their research:

Experiencing the Apocalypse: Tending to the Sick during the Black Death (Matthew Chechotko)

Nation Building and the Press Coverage of Sex Between Men in British Columbia and Washington, from 1866 to 1910 (Jillian Rieger)

Canada’s Identity Crisis: Pierre Trudeau and the Introduction of Multicultural Policy (Keiran Swayn)

The Toronto queer left and the neoliberal transition (Liam Devitt)


Blackfoot Women’s Empowerment project highlights community and collaboration

When Tanya Pace-Crosschild (BSc ’98), director of the Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society, saw a call for proposals from Women and Gender Equality Canada in 2018, she immediately recognized an opportunity to develop a project to foster the economic empowerment of Indigenous women in southern Alberta.
Pace-Crosschild reached out to her network of women, including, from the University of Lethbridge, Drs. Carol Williams (history, women and gender studies) and Jan Newberry (anthropology) and Rhonda Crow (BMgt ’99), coordinator with Indigenous Governance and Business Management at the Dhillon School of Business. They submitted a proposal and succeeded in getting $350,00 in funding for a three-year project called Blackfoot Women’s Empowerment from Security to Prosperity.

A Structural Pandemic: On Statues, Colonial Violence, and the Importance of History

Drs. Kristine Alexander and Mary Jane Logan McCallum have just published the first part, in a three-part series on, about the politics of statues and commemorations.

Angelica Peters Contributes to National Publication of Gender Diversity Data Tracking Report

Fifth-year student Angelica Peters is a role model. She began her co-op with The Prosperity Project in August of 2020. This not-for-profit formed to address the pandemic's disproportionate effects on Canadian women, applying …

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Co-op Experience Helps Cheyenne Clow Bring History to Life

Cheyenne Clow is a third-year history major with a minor in liberal education. For Cheyenne, one of her most impactful experiences at the University of Lethbridge has been her two co-op work terms.

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PUBlic Professor Series presents Dr. Janay Nugent

History professor, Dr. Janay Nugent, shares her research as part of the PUBlic Professor Series. Here you can access the original talk as well as a newly recorded Q&A (recorded in summer 2020) …

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Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development

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Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The University of Lethbridge is proud to offer you an exceptional opportunity to explore professional development through academic programs and services designed to give you a competitive edge in a fast-changing world.

You have a bright future — experience it via Career Bridge at uLethbridge!

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