Department of History

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.



History is the study of what people did and thought in the past, and how that has -- and has not -- changed over time.

The History department offers courses focusing on many different time periods and geographic regions, from the ancient world to the twentieth century, from North America to Asia. We also offer a number of thematically-focused courses including Witchcraft, Slavery & Abolition, War & Peace, and the History of Childhood.  Our Faculty are both excellent scholars and dedicated teachers.

Learn more about pursuing a major, minor, or graduate studies on our website.

Department Highlights

Bucking Conservatism: Alternative Stories of Alberta from the 1960s and 1970s

The Department of History presents:
Bucking Conservatism: Alternative Stories of Alberta from the 1960s and 1970s

Please join Karissa Robyn Patton, Leon Crane Bear, Corinne George, and Mack Penner in this hybrid session discussing their book Bucking Conservatism: Alternative Stories of Alberta from the 1960s and 1970s.

January 20, 2023
12 p.m.
Room SA6010 
and on Zoom:

Dan Hicks

Driedger Lecture Series

The Decade of  Returns:  museum curation after the  universal museum"
by Professor Dan Hicks

Thurs, January 26, 2023
12:00 PM MST

Dr. Chris Burton

PUBlic Professor Series | Dr. Chris Burton

Identity and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 7-9 p.m. (MST)

The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 took nearly everyone, including the “experts” by surprise, but is rooted in the long and uneasy history between Ukraine and Russia. Chris Burton will analyze the contemporary and historical causes of the conflict with a focus on questions of identity. Vladimir Putin himself claims to be acting on behalf of the diaspora of ethnic Russians but cross-border populations have a long and tangled history. Who is a Russian? Who is a Ukrainian? The answers are complex, problematic, and illuminate the fighting in 2022.

Shining Student Ciara Russell-Baker

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Shining Student Ryley Gelinas (BA '20)

The academic journey for Ryley Gelinas (BA '20) may continue in the same space she completed her undergraduate degree, but it has changed to reflect where she is going. While Ryley began …

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Q&A with Fall 2022 graduate Nicole Phillips

Nicole Phillips (BA '22) graduates this fall with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in a general major in the humanities with streams in English, history and fine arts. At ULethbridge, Nicole took the road …

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

Career Bridge

Put Your Knowledge to Work 

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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