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 in the Department of History.

Department Highlights

Dr. Amy Shaw

Deference in the Classroom? Discussing Military History

Congratulations to Dr. Amy Shaw on her latest piece for the Canadian Historical Association's teaching blog on the particular difficulties and rewards of discussing military history in the classroom.

Teaching military history comes with advantages and minefields that are in some ways distinctive to the field. Its particularities mean that classroom discussions about war, and the commemoration of war, can be particularly fertile ground for students to think broadly about how history is presented, and consider themes of context, audience, deference, and memory.

Driedger Lecture Series

The Driedger Lecture Series is pleased to present Prof. Timothy Winegard of Colorado Mesa University who will speak on his bestselling book, The Mosquito: A Human History of our Deadliest Predator (Dutton/Penguin Books, 2019). Driven by surprising insights and fast-paced storytelling, The Mosquito is the extraordinary untold story of the mosquito’s reign through human history and her indelible impact on our modern world order.

Date: January 20, 2022
Time: 7 p.m. (MDT)
Registration required.

SharePoint coordinator, Stewart Foss

SharePoint coordinator, Stewart Foss has worked at uLethbridge for just over five years as part of the Digital Services team in IT Services.

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Matthew Somerville wins 2021 Michael Chan Prize in Asian Studies

“Poetry doesn’t have an explicit interaction; it’s really the emotion and through that emotion we get influenced,” says Somerville.

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Angelica Peters (BA (Co-op) '21) confidently pursued experiences and definitely took some risks in the process

Shining Graduate Angelica Peters (BA Co-op '21) embraced every opportunity at uLethbridge and learned more than she ever believed possible.

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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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