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.

Department Highlights

Dr. Alex Johnston Lecture Series

The Dr. Alex Johnston Lecture Series in co-operation with The University of Lethbridge, the Lethbridge Historical Society and the Lethbridge Public Library, presents this years' public talk "Paying it Backward: The Places and Individuals that Populate Black History in the Canadian West," presented by guest speaker, Cheryl Foggo.

Thursday, November 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. (MST)
Galt Museum, 502 1 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta
Everyone Welcome • Free Admission

If you are unable to attend in person, this event will also be Livestreamed and you can join us at:

Department of History Colloquium Series

The Department of History Colloquium Series (co-sponsored by Asian Studies) will present:

Radio, Cultural Revolution, and the Meaning of Technology in Twentieth Century China
Guest Speaker: Dr. John Alekna (Peking University)
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Time: 7 p.m.

Robert Mein

Robert Mein (BA '96) inducted into the 2021 Alumni Honour Society

Robert Mein is a commanding officer with the Canadian Armed Forces as well as the head of interpretation at the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston, Alberta. As an officer, Mein is a leader with a commitment to developing physically, emotionally and mentally balanced soldiers. Through determination and a high level of care, Mein has built a career as a trusted military leader, and has coordinated relief operations for floods, forest fires and, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Liam Devitt (BA ‘21) graduates this year with a legacy of queer activism and oral history experience

"Think about what you can do to improve the lives of those around you and seek transformative change." Liam Devitt (BA ‘21) (they/them) is graduating this year with honours, a major in history …

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021 from the Faculty of Arts & Science

Congratulations to the class of 2021! We wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavours and can't wait to see what you do next. We are so proud of …

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Emily Demyen (BA '18) Uses her uLethbridge Experience to Create Belonging for Others

Emily Demyen (BA '18) is a diligent and persistent worker. Finding moments of mindfulness throughout the day is essential to her and a skill she honed throughout her eight-month co-op work term, applied and …

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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.

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